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Rohan Krishna said: (Thu, Sep 11, 2014 06:12:27 PM)    
 
Hello my dear unknown friends,

Coming to the topic, beauty contest's not lead to make degrade of women character & behaviour. Its the things will improve our responsibilities, actually to say. Let us to discuss regarding to Indian culture, most of them put their attention to follow the western culture, means wearing foreign brand clothes instead of our Indian tradition dresses, this is why because means they are interested to attract everyone's contact with their culture. I possible to them only by conducting number of beauty contests.

Same type of contests if we conduct their is chance to grab the neighborhood countries. Up to 18th century India more wealthy than the other countries, when we started to follow the foreigners culture instead of our Indian traditional culture its lead to us to fall in backward & also our dependence on other countries increased. The only remedy is to, we also have impose our culture throughout the world by conducting different beauty contest's & also government & media also have encourage by their support.

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Hiresh Singh said: (Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:42:55 PM)    
 
The reputed beauty contests not only judge the physical beauty but also the mental beauty of the contestants. The same contests has given Indian cinema personalities like Nafisa Ali, Zeenat Aman, Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen and many more who not only contributed to our cinema but are socially active also. They are role models of many girls. So saying that beauty contests are degrading womanhood is totally wrong.

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Sonu said: (Sun, Sep 7, 2014 12:16:18 AM)    
 
Beauty contest is not degrading womanhood, Everyone in the world wants to look smart and now in modern time every one is conscious about his or her dressing sense. Even a girl child wants to wear new and fashionable dress and what's wrong with that these modern outfit boosts a sense of confidence to you. Then why there is issues are made on this topic as far womanhood is concerned it depends on upbringing and culture of society which reflects beauty of a woman.

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Ch.Sravana Madhavi said: (Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:31:17 PM)    
 
In my point of you beauty contrast is not degrading women wood. Because of women get a great opportunity to express our great talent and our confidence in front of different great peoples. Don't think in bad view because of its a one of the art for womens. Participate in beauty contest is our own interest so we are not to avoid and degrading those feelings and interests.

They know what to do and what not to do. I'm giving one example to all i.e., I have so much of interest to participate in beauty contrast but I don't know how to express my feelings. So its my fault. So from this example we understand some of the womens only having this talent so encourage them. Finally a very thankful to all viewers.

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Manisha Sharma said: (Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:03:12 PM)    
 
I would like to state that beauty contest is degrading women as fashion is important but at a limit, limit must not be crossed even if its about increasing your beauty or improving the way of dressing style. This style has been crossed in beauty contest. Let us take an example you might have observed that there is new kind of eye fashion by bordering your eye with many makeup products, can that be followed in your day to day life or any party. You would surely not. And more over internal beauty is important than external one. Your behaviour matters more than your makeover.

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Aadi said: (Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:32:44 AM)    
 
As per my view I think its not degrading the woman's prestigious. Because woman's are the important part of this earth. Some things are to be explored by woman's only like that some by men. But mens have to required change their mentality towards women's on ramp. They are exploring the things with great manner which men can't.

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Goutam said: (Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:43:01 PM)    
 
Hai friends!

Beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. They are the one way to women to explore their talent to outside world.

They are not only for physical appearance, but also to show their social awareness, attitude towards the society.

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Rajesh said: (Fri, Jul 11, 2014 08:29:00 AM)    
 
Good morning friends.

Everyone has put his points whatever you all think. I want to put my views.

According to me beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. Beauty contest is not merely an exposing contest as many of my friends think. Why can't we see the good aspects of it. I want to put some points in fact some positive points.

1. It makes women more confident before the world.

2. It give chances to woman to find their hidden qualities.

3. Its not only the physical appearance which is noticed in the woman but it tests their knowledge about various aspects, their confidence, their ability to handle situations in critical situations.

Don't these things make woman of our society self dependent and confident?Don't these things make woman of our society empowered?

Yes this is a man dominating society so just one for one single thing we can neglect all the good things related to it. My friends womanhood is not about just living in a home as a wife, doing everything according to her husband. According to me womanhood shows their ability to excel in various aspects, various situations of their life.

In the end I would like to conclude that beauty contests are not degrading the the womanhood but working in favour of womanhood. There are many games also where athletes or players have to wear such types of clothes in which their body is exposed like swimming, tennis so should we ban those games also? Everything has some bad thing related to it or maybe ever one see things in different ways which make it bad.

Thank you.

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Indu said: (Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:10:34 PM)    
 
Yes. Beauty contests provide a platform for women to express their talent but it should be expressed in a good way, too much of exposing should be avoided. Participants should be aware of the fact that they are presenting themselves in front of large number of people.

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Tapaswani Sahoo said: (Mon, Jun 23, 2014 12:28:43 AM)    
 
India is greatly hailed as a land of culture and tradition. Women are considered to be the ornament of the country. Beauty contests are a platform designed specifically to identify and promote the hidden talent of the women, who represent India on a global platform. Beauties like aishwariya rai, sushmita sen have made India proud with their beauty, talent, confidence, and showcased their individuality. Women draw inspiration from such examples. Beauty contest is just a platform. Its not a disgrace to a women. As beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so beauty contests should be mirrored as an opportunity to express and impress.

If people think it is a mode of entertainment and a disgrace to Indian tradition, then its the view that needs a thorough modification. Beauty contests should not be limited to zero size figures and wearing short dresses. Beauty contests should be about testing inner beauty and enhancing each participants confidence.

Modern definition of beauty contest has become only the physical beauty and projecting women as mere objects with makeup dabbed faces. Its the projection that degrades womanhood not the mode. So beauty pageants should be encouraged and viewed positively.

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Monica Kandhari said: (Sun, Jun 22, 2014 08:54:36 PM)    
 
In my views beauty contest is not degrading womanhood. Basically what we see in movie people wearing short dresses and we don't have prob that is its the need of script and conditions so they act according to that, in the same way we should take beauty contest as a profession and they are not at all degrading womanhood in fact they are encouraging their beauty, their talent to come forward.

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Soumya said: (Sun, Jun 15, 2014 12:12:50 PM)    
 
I think beauty contest are really degrading women and our culture. In India we worship god in the form of goddess like sita, radha, gori, durga and saraswati etc. The people in the west are more capable than us I accept, they have good skilled manpower, better technology, we should follow them in that, we should borrow their technology and skill but not their culture. And beauty contest is a western concept.

Character of an woman is her real beauty. By the words of swami vivekananda " personality is what a man looks but character is what a man is ". Some of my friends argue that, why do we see the bad in the beauty contests, as far as the bad is concerned we the human beings are civilized, we live in society not in jungle, protecting our shame by wearing dress is a thing that differentiate us from animals.

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Brahmani said: (Wed, May 14, 2014 09:58:29 PM)    
 
Beauty contests don't degrade women. Generally beauty contests not only consider beauty but also consider other aspects like their attitude, talent, inner beauty etc. This is a great platform for women to show their talents. If a women can can achieve success in any field why can't she achieve in this field?and moreover participating in a beauty contest is the decision of her family.

Many people think about wearing short dresses. Just like in India wearing a saree is our style wearing short dresses is their style in abroad. In India it is not our culture to wear those type of dresses. But why do you see the bad?why do you see those women in a different way? you can see the grace, confidence in their posture. So I don't think beauty contests degrade women.

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Lalit said: (Wed, May 14, 2014 07:57:01 AM)    
 
No I think. Beauty contests is not degrading the womanhood. Because of every on have right for doing every think. And woman have also right for doing anything. Beauty contests is a way of show talent of women. Everyone have some unique quality. But I think I seen that most of women coping that women who are already participating on beauty contest. Women watching the beauty contest and copies. So according to me. Only that women doing who are deserving and who have profession not all.

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Neema said: (Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:40:09 PM)    
 
Most of the beauty contests add value to the participants and also helps them in making some changes in the society through their social work. Like every other things it also have a drawback that some people belong to a specific region or with certain beliefs cannot accept this.

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Shibu said: (Fri, Apr 18, 2014 05:13:02 PM)    
 
Hey friends,

I like to add some point if someone wants to show how beautiful she is, then she has the right for it.

It is a part of freedom for expression.

No one allow to misuse this opportunity to disrespect women.

Through this contest they gets opportunities in various industries. So instead of degrading we are helping them to a respectful career.

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Krish said: (Wed, Apr 2, 2014 06:02:18 AM)    
 
We can stand as a unique person in this world by helping the needy, serving our society, raising our voice over social evils such as discrimination of caste, religion, region. So I think exposing our beauty over outside world is unnecessary.

But if we are talking about womanhood, nothing in these contests define womanhood. Womanhood doesn't mean looking beautiful or petite, doing a catwalk or talking on terrorism or world peace. These contests are merely a pass to enter the world of fashion and movies. None of the promises made in the contests are addressed after winning the competition let go of completing them.

I think always Women's are equivalent to Men. Beauty contest are held only for women and not for men mostly. So, women's should take it in a right way and they can use their own traditional dresses like chude, saree, etc, . Being a girl, each should come forward for all and also express their own talents possibly in a good way.

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Pavaniiiit said: (Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:07:18 AM)    
 
According to beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. This is the good platform to show their to the world. By these contests so many women will inspire and actively participate in that contests. This beauty contests increases the determination, will power, courage in the woman.

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Akash said: (Mon, Feb 3, 2014 01:20:49 PM)    
 
Beauty contests are exploring the talents of the women, but at same time they are largely influenced by the western culture. According to me, I think such contests are necessary to explore talents of females, but at a same time we should take care of our culture and focus should be given on internal talents. And firstly we need to change our thinking towards it so that value should be given to the other qualities and stress on beauty should be reduced.

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Chitra said: (Fri, Jan 31, 2014 07:16:56 PM)    
 
In my point of view beauty contest does not degrade womanhood because it is a field and people who are interested and having talent are participating in that. We don't have any rights to talk about others interest and at the same time it has some danger also.

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Sucheta Gupta said: (Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:53:25 AM)    
 
No, beauty contests do not degrade womanhood in any ways. In stead it flourishes the feminine beauty and intellect. Beauty contest examines not only the womanly beauty and glamour, but also it trials their confidence, presence of mind, knowledge. In fact when the whole world is thoroughly busy in the competition to show the best in them, women like Mary Kom, P. V. Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Taslima Nasrin and most importantly Malala should be an inspiration to other women to show the womanpower. Because such beauty pageants only upgrade womanly status, without hurting the womanly image in front of the world in any ways.

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Ramana Kumar said: (Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:27:27 PM)    
 
Men have many aspects to participate in as men are tougher compared to women. So the only aspect women get to participate into are sensible and soft aspects. Women are always considered about their beauty, pride, self-esteem etc.

Though women participate in games education and all other activities it is that these contests give them their satisfaction to put out what they have. Beauty contests do not degrade women but it is the people who think in the negative way, it is we who have to change thinking. A beauty contest takes all aspects of a participant.

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Ankita said: (Sat, Oct 12, 2013 06:26:58 PM)    
 
Hi. I don't think that beauty contests are degrading womanhood. Beauty contest are basically for judging a person inner as well as outer beauty. It also look for traits like confidence, honesty etc. These contests are basically for judging the talent of an individual and appreciating their talent. Everyone should take them in a very good way.

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Shubham said: (Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:42:59 AM)    
 
It depend on how you take it. Its an opportunity to show talent for a talented girl on the other side during this contest many girls who didn't win went in some wrong directions. Everything which has a brighter side also had a darker side.

As far as beauty is concerned, I think beauty contest considers inner as well as physical appearance, confidence, maturity level, etc.

So I think beauty contests are not degrading womanhood.

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Harshika said: (Fri, Aug 16, 2013 09:52:47 AM)    
 
No, it is not. The beauty contest is bringing back all the beauty of each and every women living in every corner of the world seeing tv programmes of beauty contest daily, or weekly etc. Beauty contest programs increases the chances of these women to anticipate in various beauty contests who are determined for winning resulting in increasing women's status in the world.

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Rainee said: (Fri, Jul 26, 2013 08:13:03 PM)    
 
In my views beauty is degrading women. Only a small group of individuals who think of themselves as "fashion freaks" can't judge a woman on the basis of her physical appearance or sexy body or sleek looks. In my views beauty comes from within and is reflected by our deeds and actions.

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Chandramauli said: (Thu, Jul 18, 2013 02:07:32 AM)    
 
Beauty contest is not degrading womanhood.

Beauty contest looks for the confidence, better body language, inner as well as physical beauty. Confidence come from knowledge and experience. Better body language helps to improve social relation. Positive attitude and thought makes you beautiful from your heart. And the last physical beauty, If you have better figure it means you are health conscious which is good for you and your family.

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Sneha Shintre said: (Wed, Jul 17, 2013 09:24:51 PM)    
 
I think beauty is an inferior thing. If anyone has enough talent (other than beauty) then why should we go for his/her external appearance? I personally feels that beauty is in the eye of the person that observing so, I don't believe in exposure but in smartness. By competitions like beauty contest the feel of inferiority in the women is exploring day by day. So it is necessary to go for a real talent which is other than beauty.

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Carl said: (Wed, Jul 10, 2013 07:42:14 PM)    
 
Beauty contests do not degrade womanhood. It is how the person watching it depicts a wrong image. Instead of girls wearing minimal clothes n exposing their bodies, they should wear "Sarees" and "Kurtas" where in actual beauty is seen.

In this way you do not have to have a sexy body, a pretty face, a zero size figure or all these sort of things. You just have to know how to carry your self. And I feel men should respect women irrespective of how they behave.

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Prachi said: (Sat, Jun 29, 2013 10:19:51 PM)    
 
I think Beauty contests are both : a boon and a bane. It all comes down to how you see it. Whether you see it as an opportunity to express yourself or you see it as degradation of your culture. As the saying goes "Beauty lies in the Eyes of the Beholder", 3 judges in a beauty contest cannot brand you as beautiful or ugly, as beauty is truly a matter of how you perceive it. And there's nothing wrong with it!. Society should not define us and our actions (for those who do plan to enter such contests).

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Sameen said: (Mon, Jun 17, 2013 09:44:18 PM)    
 
Well I think beauty contests offer opportunities for a layman to participate in and also open different avenues. Many smart girls who want to be an actress often don't get chance. These contests also help industries to find out the talented ones and nature the talent. Its really up to ones mind that how to interpret things.

Beauty contests also don't demand of physical exposure, one can show her beauty by traditional dresses, make-ups, different tasks performed by them.

Woman is considered sacred in hinduism and respected more or less in all religions so its men's duty to uplift them without bringing obstacles.

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Nageshwar said: (Mon, Jun 10, 2013 11:50:00 AM)    
 
According to me beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. This is opportunity to the woman expressing their views and show their capability but its not for physical appearance it's not a fashion show to show different type of dresses, it's just a test for inner beauty and mental maturity over society. This is not a contest of fairness and beauty of woman it is about inner beauty and fairness of woman. According to me its a total maturity, talent, capability, behavior.

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Rashmi Mishra said: (Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:41:10 PM)    
 
I feel that Beauty Contests are not degrading Womanhood as it give chances to a woman to prove herself in a well defined manner.

They are not only judged according to her color and figure but also on her communication skills, her way of thinking(questions asked by the judge) and her desire of working in the Industry.

Woman can handle anything in a PERFECT manner Perfectly.

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Kanchan said: (Wed, Apr 17, 2013 07:08:24 PM)    
 
In my opinion beauty contests are not degrading the womanhood :

* Every woman can choose it as a career option.

* It is 21st century and today's woman are not born to stay at home, they have the right to show their talent.

* An ordinary girl gets a celebrity status.

* Beauty contests are actually considered as platform to enter the glamorous world of the film industry.

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Shailaja said: (Sat, Apr 13, 2013 12:02:18 AM)    
 
Beauty contests degrade the participants and not ALL women. I completely fail to see the point in competing with other women over something as pointless and superficial and temporary as physical beauty. I feel very very sorry for the contestants. What sad lives they must have to feel the need to be validated in front of the world/country/state etc. By being the most "beautiful" woman in the are. What exactly is the point of this competition? What is being achieved by it? Is it only for entertainment? The hapless contestants feel the entire world is watching THEM when actually they are just fodder for the spectator's idle entertainment. To each his own I say and live and let live. But when the practices of some people become popular and start harming other aspirants. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. That is when we put our foot down. If we are going to have a contest on beauty why not keep a contest where the winner is the person with the most INNER beauty? Why does that idea not sound as appealing as watching a contest for physical beauty? Thats right. Because the audience doesn't really care about the contestants or what they do or how they contribute to this world. They just want to leer and feast their eyes on beautiful bodies and after the show go home to their spouse and forget about the women altogether.

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Ankush said: (Thu, Apr 4, 2013 02:48:15 PM)    
 
The topic on the table is are beauty contests degrading womanhood.

It is really a thought provoking topic. I deem it as a honour to break the ice on this.

My friends, to my mind these contests are not degrading womanhood because by these contests women can explore herself, also her confidence increases.

Its world of globalization. It gives platform for women to be a model or actress or both.

Everybody have their own dreams or wishes, it they are participating by her own & her parents wishes, so I don't think anybody have problem for it.

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Vipasha Sharma said: (Tue, Mar 26, 2013 04:32:38 PM)    
 
"Degrading womanhood" is definitely not what I would agree to. It implies that the woman does not, any longer, have the qualities a woman should. Whereas the beauty contests are a platform for the women to come out in front of the world and exhibit herself as the epitome of love, beauty, wit, empathy and patience. Which in fact is giving them chance to prove their womanhood in front of the world in a very respectable way.

The 'question' whereas, as I understand, focuses on revelation of skin which can not be the only factor which can decide womanhood.

I agree that revealing skin and figure does not really show your beauty hence I think it should not be such an important part of such pageants.

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Roopam Bhardwaj said: (Sat, Mar 9, 2013 07:13:25 PM)    
 
In my opinion beauty contests are not degrading women hood. As every men has got right to everything in the society, so in a similar way women should also have a right to choose their own profession. By these beauty contests women can explore herself, also her confidence increases.

If one wants to choose film or TV line as her career these contests can proved as a best way to start her career with.

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Saurabh said: (Mon, Mar 4, 2013 09:02:44 PM)    
 
I personally believe that beauty contest are not degrading womanhood. !it's just the way we view. It's world of globalization. It gives platform for woman to be a model or actress or both. eg. Aaishwarya Rai-Bachan. And after all in that contest they also do see that what kind of approach you have towards other thing so as communication skill. Its not about wearing less or showing off it's about wearing less but still carrying yourself very well. That shows the level of confidence.

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Sanchu said: (Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:01:52 AM)    
 
Beauty contests are actually not degrading womanhood or our culture. Its just that we like to become someone in life and when we get a better platform its human nature to urge into it and discover themselves. There are people who just expose themselves in the name of beauty but that alone does not count right?People from various circumstances get to know about everyone around them and every happening around them. So I share that it is one of the ways for a woman to explore herself and in no way it degrades womanhood!

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Swarna said: (Wed, Dec 19, 2012 05:05:17 PM)    
 
In my point of view beauty contest does not degrade the womanhood, why because beauty is not regarding to physical appearance right? so every one has their own dreams they have to approach them, no one can restrict anybody.

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Sonam said: (Wed, Dec 12, 2012 11:11:22 PM)    
 
According to me, I don't think conducting beauty contest is degrading womanhood. Every body have their own dream or wishes, so if they are participating by her own wishes then I don't think any body should have any problem in it. Its 20th century, today's women are not born to stay at home. They too have a fair right to show their talent to world and I think beauty contest is the best platform to show the talent.

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Sriram Iyer said: (Sun, Oct 14, 2012 04:54:43 PM)    
 
Since they shows more vulgharity in their dresses it degrades the whole womenenhood. They are moving out of all the traditional things. They used to diet to have zero fat. They used to put lot of make ups.

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Karanvir said: (Sat, Oct 13, 2012 01:49:49 PM)    
 
In justifying my point I would like to add that when we are talking about Indian culture, then yes beauty contests are degrading it because wearing short dresses and exposing various body parts aren't our culture also with respect to have a good outlook of the body womens go for size zero and keep themselves on low diet which in turn transforms them from having a genuine body into skeletons but still they feel very proud of acquiring size zero despite of unknowing the fact that for how long they will survive on earth like this. Wearing traditional dresses is our culture and we have magnificent dresses to wear.

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Nilanjan said: (Tue, Oct 9, 2012 11:27:29 PM)    
 
If anyone of you believe, that beauty contests degrade our culture, it is because the way you view and interpret these contests. These are a perfect means to provide platforms to upcoming stars for bollywood and of course TV serials. They are meant to display a talent and confidence. If you have any problem with short dresses, try not to watch a woman as just beauty or sex objects. Observe how graceful they are, how confidently they present themselves. That is the main objective of beauty contests.

Now these contests may be misused in INDIA, but considering everything its a great platform.

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Brajendra Kushwah said: (Wed, Oct 3, 2012 03:19:06 AM)    
 
I my opinion beauty contests are degrading womanhood but also our society and our culture.as we all know that we are Indian and it is not our culture.India get name and fame in all over the world because of culture,religion and tradition not for beauty contests.

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Ritesh said: (Fri, Aug 24, 2012 01:58:32 PM)    
 
I think beauty contest is good for woman they can show off her self on the platform of film industry & can get lot of offer by filmy sectors & reality shows. woman can show there her hdn talent and also can show confidence level and way of talking communication skill & more & more thing can show there so think beauty contest is good for our culture and we can show our culture to foreign countries.

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Nidhi said: (Sun, May 27, 2012 09:02:38 PM)    
 
I think beauty contest not only degrading womanhood but also our culture. Just because of this contest now a days girls have no interest on wearing their cultural dresses. They feel wearing saree and salwar kameez is an old fashion. They are completely drove towards western dresses. Women participating in beauty contest used to wear minimum clothes which tends completely in the minds of new generation.

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Uday said: (Wed, May 16, 2012 01:24:51 PM)    
 
I personally feel that beauty is one's eternal asset to cherish. It is god's gift to someone. We shouldn't expose it by participating in fashion contest wearning short dresses and impressing judges. Though such contests require some extra talent but is not matching with our present cultural society.

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Kanika Gupta said: (Mon, May 14, 2012 10:56:22 PM)    
 
Ya beauty contest should be approved by society. Its the platform where a women can show her external as well as internal beauty. Women have many dreams like to be a successful model. So why not give them an opportunity to express their views about how she admire her surroundings its the way for her to show her confidence, charm, positive attitude and most important to share her experiance with whole world. Its the attitude that matters not the narrow thinking. We must try to change our scenirio instead drowning them in pits. Women should be the one who runs her life herself by fulfilling her dreams.

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Aarti said: (Wed, May 2, 2012 01:08:48 PM)    
 
I would like to say that beauty contests serve as a good platform for those aspiring to make it big in movies or glamour world. But if we are talking about womanhood, nothing in these contests define womanhood. Womanhood doesn't mean looking beautiful or petite, doing a cat walk or talking on terrorism or world peace. These contests are merely a pass to enter the world of fashion and movies. None of the promises made in the contests are addressed after winning the competition let go of completing them. Beauty pageant winners claim to devote themselves in social work but their devotion is time bound only till the winner's tenure. These contests are surely degrading womanhood and hence they should not be supported since their is no value addition done as such.

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Kamal Koirala said: (Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:25:40 AM)    
 
In the words of Plato, "Truth is beauty, beauty is truth". Beauty in its various forms, including a woman's beauty, is being appreciated right from Plato's time though the ways of expressing and appreciating beauty have changed!
So i Think Beauty pageant is one of the finest medium to show your talency.
I strongly motivates people when they want to organize or participate on such a pageant.

My only for beauty pageant is 'Creating beautiful world through it'

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Binori said: (Fri, Mar 2, 2012 10:42:34 PM)    
 
I think beauty contest is allow in every countries. Every thing has some merit and some demeretes. But we Indian first think the demeritets its not right that when one person is rise we put thm in downward. The most important point is to remember that at first know your religion.

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Neha said: (Wed, Feb 15, 2012 01:04:03 PM)    
 
Taking part into a beauty contest totally depends on that girl and her family.If a girl is appearing for a beauty contest it means her family is allowing her for so.Beauty contest is not all about beauty but its all about "Beauty with Brains".I am not denying for the fact that there are other platforms where a girl can show her talents.But taking part in a beauty contest will gain her some visibility and she can choose film industry or modelling as her career path if she wants to as generally girls from beauty contests choose these path as their careers.This contest will definately give them some confidence to reach higher platforms in their respective careers. With addition to this I want to say that there are some same kind of contests for boys also.So, my question is ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR MALE DEGRADATION? :).

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Kuljeet said: (Sun, Jan 29, 2012 02:18:08 PM)    
 
Beauty contests are actually considered as platforms to enter the glamours world of film industry.The focus of the pageant is to select a contestant who is considered as "beauty with brains".The contestants have to show off their dresses and carry themselves gracefully.Some people donot like it,there view is limited to what they see.Its is not limited to physical beauty.The winner of the contest has many responsibilities on her shoulder.She has to spend a year in social welfare.The beauty pageants is involved in welfare of women and children of the world.I totally disagree that the Beauty contest degrade womanhood.We need to change our view regarding these pageants.

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Sunil Bhatt said: (Tue, Jan 24, 2012 02:09:14 AM)    
 
I appreciate your thoughts. However, I think different for me beauty contest is something which not only degrading womanhood also our culture. Yes there are some parameter on which you judge a woman, but those criteria or parametere only applicable when a woman has outer beauty which she can show off. And Why we are talking about the other thing, we have an example of Yukta mukhi who spoke in Gujraati at the international level. Why she did that when you are saying that in the contest like this only good looking and groomed people participate. Where is she now days and how many of us know her. Beauty should be judge for the good work not for the beautiful thighs and backless blouse.

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Swapna said: (Wed, Jan 11, 2012 10:08:49 AM)    
 
In this world of globalisation, everything has to be paced up with everything going around.

I personally think that beauty contests are not degrading womanhood.

As, its not just about the physical beauty.

Yes, I do agree that a lot more is about how you look, but also there are rounds of what talent you have and how do you interact with the people around you.

Basically, its all about what you are!

To be very honest, I feel that its a platform where a woman actually feels the beauty of being a woman.

A lot of hope, ambition and everything that boosts up the spirits of women are involved in it. And there is nothing bad in it for me. Because its somehow taking the women up high in this world.

And for the point of SHORT dresses, its not that girls strip out in the beauty contests ! It all depends upon how you carry what you wear.

Nothing else really matters.

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Priyanka Das said: (Wed, Dec 28, 2011 10:29:53 AM)    
 
Beauty contests are a platform to assess the beauty of the contestants, the way they communicate, the confidence they show, the knowledge they possess. Beauty contests require contestants to have a good figure, and dress in every kind of clothes ranging from gowns to casuals to swim wears. This reason does not degrade woman. This is a way of empowering woman who has been downgraded in the society for many thousand years. What degrades woman is not giving the power and authority to do a work or give an opinion, or by not giving her the respect. Beauty pageants are just contests for woman coming from different parts of a region or world and ultimately the subtle theme of participating in a fair way in the contests remains. So, how it can be downgrading?

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Nitya said: (Fri, Dec 16, 2011 11:29:35 AM)    
 
Definitly beauty contest is the good platform for the women to show their hidden talents. In beauty contest they not only see their beauty but also their talent of communication, cofidences, and way of talking. I don't think that beauty contest are degrading the womenhood.

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Ajay9779 said: (Tue, Dec 6, 2011 03:31:51 AM)    
 
Paying due respect to the views of my fellow members in the present group discussion, I would love to share my views about the same. First of all I thinl beauty contest is neither effecting nor degrading womenhood rather it is helping them to groom and broom their talent. Yes, it is providing them the platform through which they could prove their worth and mettle to the rest of the world. Besides, there are a number of burning examples in font of us where by a women after going through such contests made a name for herself and leading a financially and economically sound life thereafter. Aft.

Er taking part in such contests a woman gets more sharpened in the professional world and she gets a number of options available to her hereafter to boost her carrier by a wide range of career oprions available to her. She could have a careerin modelling, Djs, news nroadcaster, show hoster etc. Finally, it is the perfect platform to a women to. Channelise, capitalize and harness her beauty.

In conclusion, I would like to add that beauty contests are must welcome contests and it is helping the women to add a new dimension to their beauty and womenhood and such contests should only be encouraged by one and all so that tomorror our women fraternity could rise and shine like the toppest star in the sky.

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Arayn said: (Wed, Nov 23, 2011 03:42:16 AM)    
 
Generally speaking beauty contest influence on womanhood has no connection what so ever. Its the path which is to be blamed, compromises are often witnessed.

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Meena said: (Tue, Oct 11, 2011 09:50:56 PM)    
 
I dont think beauty contests are degrading womanhood. In name beauty contests itself we can understand clearly it s a competition based on beauty. Beauty contests is the place only to expose their physical beauty. Its a hectic work to maintain beauty with physical fittings. Womans are not only showing their beauty, they are trying to express many factors like self confidence, maintenance of beauty, talents, way of speaking, positive attitudes and they are facing various audiences with a full of challenges. probably, if any girl went for any birthday parties or marriages they wil try to prove tat they are lookin much pretty than other woman in parties.. Everyone eyes should turn on her.. Its quite nature about gals. Wat am coming to say here is, gals are trying to expose their beauties even though in parties so wats a wrong in this beauty contests. It is a only place where each and every audiences and media look upon the models so they wil try to prove their talents and best performance.. Its a quite challenge for a model among modellers. It is nothing there to think this is degrading womanhood.. Each and every women has unique talents and intersts..

Conclusion : Finaly, i conclude here is each and every coins has two faces by the way in each and every fields has both positive and negative things.. Try to do something positive from negative things. On the other hand, how we take it is and how we see is.. Only let we see about a postive things in a proper and right way not in a wrong way !!

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Horrez White said: (Thu, Sep 15, 2011 03:36:47 AM)    
 
First of all I would like to say that it is not what you do that degrades a woman, but how you do it. If the pageant is strictly about looks and beauty than it is what it is. To see who has the better look or the look that is more honorable. This is not degrading but can cause self esteem issues for women that enter these pageants just to feel pretty or just to prove a point to the world. Pageants are not for every woman but unfortunately a lot of the wrong women enter these pageants and wind up getting their feelings hurt. I think when women have to wear little or nothing with all types of strange men looking at them, than that can be degrading to a woman if she doesn't know how to handle this mentally. Personally I think it is a beautiful thing to show your body especially when it is nice. If certain women think pageants are degrading then don't bother with them. Believe me there are other things excluding pageants that degrade women. But it is a matter of opinion and it strictly depends on the woman. So I say no, pageants are not degrading. It's the woman herself that determines what makes her feel less than who and what she is.

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Manju Bashini said: (Thu, Sep 8, 2011 08:38:33 AM)    
 
In my point of view, i think always Women's are equivalent to Men. Beauty contest are held only for women and not for men mostly. so, women's should take it in a rite way and they can use their own traditional dresses like chude, saree, etc,. Being a girl , each should come forward for all and also express their own talents possibly in a good way.

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Emily 12 said: (Tue, Aug 2, 2011 02:25:50 PM)    
 
I believe that what women do with themselves are there chose if you don't like the idea of women prancing around in mini dresses then don't watch them, but in there eyes that's what the think is best for them and we should all really be supportive because you don't judge a book by is cover so don't judge a person by there dress.

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Ashwinnarayan said: (Tue, Jul 19, 2011 03:50:16 PM)    
 
I feel any thing depends on the way we view them. If we see a dark room we get afraid though we knew that there is no ghost in it. in the same way if girls do expose their body by short dresses its in the way we see. Some may see the body exposed or some may even see the talent that even a small dress can cover the body. Its just the matter of skin, its all in the way we think so i say beauty contest place to expose the beauty of women is not at all degrading.

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Labdhi said: (Sun, Jul 17, 2011 12:18:53 AM)    
 
I feels that beauty contest are not for our culture because in our Indian culture woman wear saris, dresses & etc that covers their whole body & in beauty contasts they have to wear short clothes & its a western culture. We are Indian & we must proud of that. Why beauty contasts don't shows any Indian culture? If that is just a proffetion & that models are just representing the designs made by fashion designers than why they have to concerntrate on their figure looks & etc. & in beauty contast womans wears only western clothos. Why not saris & dresses&etc. Atchually fashion designers are just using womens beuty for their busseness they are just explosing woman beauty & its not a thing for use its a gift from the nature.

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Thapan said: (Thu, Jun 16, 2011 07:59:01 AM)    
 
In everything there is a negative & positive points. Because in fashion field the models are trying to do their job. But the viewers who doesnt know anything about this field are trying to watch in another way which you can understand. Through the contest every women are showing their talents in a different way. And our nation always want a winner so those models who come back are all in a well respected position.

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Anupam said: (Sun, Apr 24, 2011 11:15:21 AM)    
 
I am not fully agreed with this that beauty contest degrading the womanhood, it gives opportunity to women to show their talent self confidence and about wearing their costumes we all know that what the designer design for them they have to represent in front of respected audience. How broad mindedness show by the audience and society to their wearing, talent and representation.

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Mamta said: (Fri, Mar 18, 2011 11:23:23 AM)    
 
I consider the point of Anusha, in my opinion also women have all the rights to do for their carrier and success. Beauty contest is also one kind of stage which gives the opportunity to women to explore their talent in any direction. By being a participant in such a contest they represent their country that our country also has beauty with brain. Beauty contests can't be only win by exposing this also needs some other aspects also.

So now this perception should be changed because now this is a new era og LPG. We all have the right to participate actively in this content.

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Anusha said: (Thu, Mar 17, 2011 03:25:06 AM)    
 
This is my favourite topic and thanks for giving this oppurtuinity. Every Women has a unique talent and Beauty contest is the great platform to prove who she is. ! Every contest is held to bring out the inner talent and beauty is not an easy thing to accquire and to maintain it is also a difficult thing and more over they not only consider the outer looks but also many other factors like Talent, there confidence levels, way of speaking. , everything matters. And all gals cant become mother teresa but they can succeed in there careers. Modelling is one of them.

We cant expect everyone to become mother teresa. Why should always gals be helping and sacrificing there lives. ? Its there wish which passionates her. And coming to dress code we cant expect a dress code which is being conducting internationally. And I think saree is most exposing than modern outfit. It all depends on how you take things so boys don't keep restrictions on gals. Those days are gone.

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Mayank said: (Tue, Mar 8, 2011 06:48:53 AM)    
 
Women have also right to show her talents either by participating in "beauty contest" or by playing any sports. It should not be related with their womenhood quality. Here one thing I would want to mention that it should be within the limit otherwise it will not be accepted in the society formally.

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Priya Pundir said: (Tue, Feb 15, 2011 02:08:12 AM)    
 
I like traditional culture and according to me "beauty contest degrade women hood" because it is a naturally god gift not any profession. Beauty contest spoiled our Indian culture. It is a causes of many undesirable activities which are not acceptable in the society. Women beauty is a respective symbol for all Indians. Everyone should respect beauty of women.

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Ambarish Sharma said: (Sun, Feb 6, 2011 09:13:29 AM)    
 
Beauty Contest neither degrade nor upgrade thw womanhood. What they do they do professionally and they dont stand for any community here meaninh woman community. Its all the Money game and not an event of alacrity. Why we consider itto be good or bad its neutral. It makes no sense because beauty contests winner dont do anything for the society except for the compulsory one year world tour that too by the agency in the name of social service after that they are girl next door or celebrity.
Those women who admires it , please be careful beuty does not mean showing off or it cant ever be judged by few set questions in an emotionally confident way. Its a gift that is independent of figure or sex appeal and can be never judged by these contests.

Beauty is in the deeds and at the heart not in these contests that can be judged.

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Anju said: (Sat, Feb 5, 2011 01:47:17 PM)    
 
In my view, beauty contest is not necessary, since the concept of beuty is different in each one's mind. It actually a body explore show. It will degrade the womanhood. Women should be raised by showing their presence in all fields, expressing their attitudes freely etc.. But, not showing their nudity by wearing short dresses. There are many ways for expressing their talents. Why can't we chose it?.

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Rohan said: (Thu, Feb 3, 2011 07:54:13 PM)    
 
i like the Sneha point of view , we indians having the oldest tradition in the world and comming back to 21 st century we must look forward to BEAUTY PEA GENTS to be held with few restrictions not more then dressing .

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Sanjay Gajja said: (Mon, Jan 31, 2011 12:49:39 PM)    
 
i think beauty contest hv some parts which realy so the potential of women btut their are so many acts which are meaning less in order to show the strength of awoman. i think wearing different dresses does nt show the beauty,there should be some round where original beauty of woman should b explored.and designer should keep in their mind that what they are showing to world through their dresses can make a big impact on the society, so their concentration should be on global exploration of woman and which encourage other to fallow them. so beauty contests are not bad but should be reprented in more responsible way.

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Deep Pandey said: (Thu, Dec 23, 2010 01:25:46 PM)    
 
Beauty contests doesnot degrade women if some changes are made in it. In beauty contest there are several rounds which tests whether that girl is having good knowledge, internal beauty (which mean whether she is with kind heart) and ofcourse others categories too... But some rounds in beauty contest must be changed . And in beauty contests dressing code must be changed. If an Indian women is participating in that beauty contest then she must be allowed to wear sary which reflects our Indian culture.Our dressing must reflect our culture . So that other countries can understand what our culture is. And if these changes are made then beauty contest willnot degrade womenhood.

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Preeti said: (Thu, Dec 9, 2010 09:27:10 AM)    
 
When we think of a woman, the terms that cm in our mind are beauty, generosity, sweetness. Beauty contest are platform to groom self confidence and let the world know who you actually are. It need not require only to have perfect body but a perfect mind too. I actually don't get the requirement of nudity in this to the extent that you cant sit with your family to c it properly, if we talking of beauty contest it should be beauty of mind and soul.

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Sneha said: (Wed, Nov 10, 2010 05:34:46 AM)    
 
Nowadays woman have become very ambitious. Even they want to show their talent in the respective field of their choice and so is the beauty contest that is held. At one side it is showing that apart from housekeeping they possess a lot of thing. It help us in showcasing their talent. But on the other side of it is degrading the image of womanhood that we had in earlier days. Hence it is somehow degrading the respect that the people used to have for them. This western culture is making woman very insecure in this society. Every new and then we are seeing the cases of rape and all which is happening from accepting the western culture that is blindly followed or is ignited through this beauty contest. Hence I want to conclude by saying that on one hand it is helping woman to prove themselves and on the other hand degrading the image of woman that people hold from the ancient period. For this proves everything should be done in their limits. For too much of anything is always bad.

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Beauty said: (Mon, Oct 18, 2010 07:41:09 AM)    
 
Beauty Contest is not degrading women. It depends upon the women how she wants to present herself in front of various people. It also shows the talent, the hidden capability of a women. Women and men are two side of a coin, then why can't women participate in beauty contest what is the bad in this. Participating in beauty contest does not mean of wearing verity of clothes. Think about the women who can stand and present herself in front of thousand thousand people which is not so easy. So participating in any contest doesn't mean that women are going beyond of their limit.

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Sudarsan said: (Thu, Oct 7, 2010 02:47:26 PM)    
 
I think no. Because god created beauty to see it and enjoy it. But there is a limit. As per the Indian culture we have to follow certain circumstances. As an individual she has to know her limit. Thats it.

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Harini said: (Wed, Sep 1, 2010 06:55:52 AM)    
 
Certainly yes! Beauty contests are degrading womanhood. According to my point of view there is no point in conducting these beauty contests. You cannot judge a woman by the way she dresses and by the way she answers certain questions in front of everyone. It is how she carries herself each and everyday to everyone. Only 10 to 15 people participate in that and invariably all are models. Aiswarya rai bachan would certainly not be a good example to quote.

Take an exmple of mother therasa. She wasn't a model. The acts she carried out made her beautiful to everyone's eyes. It not that one month contest that can judge a woman. It is how she acts, cares, participates etc tell her how beautiful and respectful she is. !.

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Srinidhi said: (Sun, Aug 15, 2010 07:23:38 PM)    
 
As one of us mentioned, we should not consider only the appearance in the beauty contests, infact there are so many other facts that can be considered like the girl's confidence level, the way she speaks and thinks and to some extent her beauty etc. Take an example of Aishwarya Bachan. She is also a model who wore so many different costumes as she is a model by profession. And when it comes to her personal life, you can see her as a normal and a simple wife of an Indian.

So, its not that the exposing in the beauty contest is degrading the womenhood, It also depends on the behaviour of models off the screen.

And we forgot one thing to mention here, actually the models are doing their DUTY/JOB, they are just wearing the dresses that are designed by someone else and the designer may be a male or a female. So, the designers should realize the meaning of womenhood and the impact of the exposing on the youth/on our culture before they design a costume.

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Soundarya said: (Tue, Jul 20, 2010 05:58:28 AM)    
 
In beauty contests the external beauty alone is not consisdered. Apart from physical fitness there are various other aspects also. Grooming sessions not only improves their looks but also brings out their potentials & various skills. Being worldwide participation of women, we cannot expect dress code of a particular culture.It transforms a homemaker into a multifaceted personality. Though these contests face criticisms it always has a "WOW" factor in it.

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Hermione said: (Tue, Jul 13, 2010 01:54:28 AM)    
 
Beauty contests are really good for the overall development of the woman in the society. But everything has its own limits. Women should not think that less clothes means more beauty. Its a very wrong concept. In olden days also women were exceptionally beautiful with proper clothing. Beauty is innate. Beauty is at heart.

According to John Keats, 'a thing of beauty is a joy forever'.
So, women should try to look beautiful but at the same time should not embarrass the womanhood in any way.

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Raghav said: (Fri, Jul 2, 2010 01:05:14 PM)    
 
According to they should given their certain limits for each work , they should open -minded especially for the co-orgnaizer & staff

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Saba said: (Sun, Jun 27, 2010 07:18:43 AM)    
 
Absolutely.
I think a woman should concentrate on other aspects of life as well apart from looking beautiful. A woman should not dedicate her precious life to just improve her external appearance. Women participating in beauty peagents expose their bodies as if its good to show and forget their limits.

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Kanika said: (Sun, Jun 27, 2010 06:55:27 AM)    
 
Beauty contests help to groom the personality of women.But some limits should be there.
Although it is helpful in forwarding the women upward .

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Harshitha said: (Sat, Jun 26, 2010 11:48:33 AM)    
 
Beauty contests are good but women should know her limits and should not cross her limits, these days too much of exposing goes that should not be done by a women.

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Thilaga said: (Sat, Jun 26, 2010 01:07:33 AM)    
 
I think these beauty contests are surely degrading womanhood.These are because of the exposure of western culture over our culture.There are a lot of ways to expose ourselves and i think this is not the right way to explore out talents.

We can stand as a unique person in this world by helping the needy,serving our society,raising our voice over social evils such as discrimination of caste,religion,region.So i think exposing our beauty over outside world is unnecessary.

Persons must be honoured only for their internal beauty..But not for their external appearance.

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Manas said: (Sun, Jun 20, 2010 10:31:47 AM)    
 
I do not think any contest if held would be held to degrade anything...a beauty contest is another such contest...it is always held to bring out the hidden talent of the girls...here most of our friends are speaking on the limits that a girl must be in but a beauty contest is not only about the kind of dresses a girl wears but it is also about how a woman is presenting herself in front of various people.

So it is all in all good that these contests are held and people should be broad minded while viewing such contests.

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Shashank said: (Fri, Jun 18, 2010 12:39:04 AM)    
 
no i dont thik so cause by this they can show thier image in front of people bt one thing should be remember that there should not be any nudity which could degrade the womanhood.

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Saru said: (Sun, Jun 13, 2010 01:21:15 PM)    
 
being a girl i am very happy to talk about this topic. in my view it does not degrade womanhood. it improves the self confidence of woman because it is not only meant for beauty it also explores their talent to the world.

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Nitesh Reddy said: (Sat, Jun 12, 2010 12:50:38 PM)    
 
in some ways it is apt, but mostly it is not the scenario,beauty contests help womanhood to upgrade their status in the society.like this will help in importance of beauty in the world,increase the motherly status and etc..beauty contests will not only encourge the beauty of woman but also cultural heritage of the people..

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Sharayu said: (Sat, Jun 12, 2010 05:46:49 AM)    
 
no i feel that beauty contests are not degrading womanhood but there should be a limit to everything.the woman should understand their limits as to what is thier image in society and keep the image of womanhood respectful.it is only when woman behave properly then the men will begin to respect woman.

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