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|Ajay Yadav said: (May 4, 2020)|
|Hello everyone, A very good evening to all of you.
This is Ajay Kumar. Today my topic is "are beauty contests degrading womanhood". In my point of view.
It is an opportunity to the girls or women to show their attitude, appearance, body gesture etc. By organizing a beauty contest it does not mean that it disrespects the other woman. As we all know that different woman has different talent, everyone has the opportunity to show their skills in different fields. By organizing a beauty contest we come to know about the most beautiful woman in the world and in this, there is no any wrong to know. At last, I want to say that everyone is beautiful in their own way and in their own skills.
|Krishna said: (Nov 27, 2019)|
I want to say something about this topic.
Beauty contests are the places where girls and women show their talent. As they walk on the platform they are showing self-confidence and their achievements that had led them to this floor.
But it is also degrading womanhood. As most of the world's population is seeing them, they wanted to look like them and are not satisfied with their own. Because of this many girls and women in the world are having plastic surgeries and trying to look like them. This is just a wastage of money and time. This money can be used for many good works.
|Mary said: (Nov 22, 2019)|
|Like anything and everything in this universe, this also has its pros and cons. Beauty contests are a very good opportunity for women to mark their entrance in modeling career. It provides a sense of confidence and achievement to women.
But it also affects us even without us knowing. Right from childhood when we watch all these beauty pageant contests, it is being imprinted in our mind that a perfect woman is one who is tall, thin, beautiful and all. As we grow up this image of a perfect woman grows within us and we tend to be disappointed with ourselves.
That is the standards for a perfect woman have already been etched in our mind, which controls us to a great extent. We tend to forget that it is our imperfections that make us perfect. We all strive hard to become one of those standard beauties and are never satisfied with ourselves, leading to depression and other consequences.
This has actually been proved and there are countries that have taken action saying that any picture of a model that is edited has to come out with the label that it is edited. In this long strive to become standardized we forget to embrace ourselves and love ourselves.
|Dhyey Shrimankar said: (Oct 14, 2019)|
|Starting with an important term "womanhood". What is womanhood? Womanhood is a broad term. Personally, I believe that womanhood is a term related to a woman's choice. To one it may be to live happily with their family. But for others, it may be to work hard to earn money and respect. Both of them are correct at their place.
Only there chooses are different. But they both choose what they wanted to do. I believe that womanhood is a women's choice and it is for her to decide. And to go or work in the beauty and fashion industry is also her choose. So, basically fashion industries are a place or platform for young ladies where they can showcase their beauty and talent.
It is the platform where she can make her own identity, also it gives a celebrity status. It helps them realize their inner self and confidence. Which helps her to be self-dependent in these societies. In this Industry, someone is not judged only by physical beauty but also by the mental beauty of the contestants. This place gives a chance to find hidden quality in her or to improve her quality. It also shows social awareness, attitude towards the society. Concluding that I believe that "beauty and fashion industries are not degrading womanhood". It's there to choose to work there.
|Pooja said: (Aug 10, 2019)|
|The mirror is the first thing whenever someone walks out of the house. Why someone looks at the mirror because he wants to look beautiful in front of others. If you see this as a competition then there is nothing wrong.|
|Aadarsh said: (May 2, 2019)|
|Beauty contest doesn't degrading womenhood.
In my opinion, a beauty contest is the best platform where a woman can show his physical as well as mental ability of how she can approach in different situations. This has also lead to woman empowerment. But, it should be implemented well. Every single woman of this world should have given the right to participate in a beauty contest. This should not be done only on physical aspects.
|Pankaj said: (May 1, 2019)|
|Hello Friend's. In my opinion, beauty contest not degrading the womenhood. It is contest in which womens and girls boost their talent and our culture in the world. Our society made the rules about the womens. Many womens like priyanka chopra, aiswariya rai and manushi chillar won the beauty contest and make the country proud. Now the times come to change the view of our society about the womens. Rich men's not making the country strong but strong womens making the country strong.|
|Shivam Ojha said: (Apr 30, 2019)|
I think it's not true or not right to say that beauty contest degrading the womanhood its just a platform where a woman can show her talent beauty contests are not for just to see the physical beauty of a woman its also about her inner beauty. Beauty contest helps a woman to grow, develop and make their own identity in this world many has proved this too like Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Manushi Cillar and many more and about culture then I don't think that these woman have forgotten our culture. This its all about people mind set.
That how they see woman. I think woman should participate in international beauty contest and make India proud.
|Manoj Vishwakarma said: (Dec 6, 2018)|
|Not at all because it's a good platform to show their talent. The main thing is that we should not forget our culture because our country is known for their culture.
|Shiavam Dwivedi said: (Nov 10, 2018)|
|Hello, my dear friends.
I am Shivam. I would like to tell somthing about that topic.
As we all know that beauty contest is a platform where girls and women shows her talent.
We can't say that beauty contest degrading our culture.
What is actually means of beauty contest is that beauty contest means competition in which winner candidate is beautiful from mind, body, talent, skill and how to express ownself not only physical beauty.
Its all about people mentality what they think for girls and women.
With these platform women improve her talent, way of talking, gain confidence and help to build our nation.
So, I would like to end my view on this topic and finally say that who person say the beauty contest degrading the womanhood firstly they need to change their mentality, way of see the girls.
|Arjun said: (Nov 3, 2018)|
|In my opinion, it is the platform for the women to explore to grab a good quality life by expressing their beauty in various dimensions.
The dimensions women could show in this contest is.
1. Their natural beauty, which may provide them an opportunity to work in modelling, fashion industry. They can take this as their steps to their career in glamor industry.
2. Their spontaneity and knowledge will also be tested so. They can also try their luck in anchoring which adds some value to their name.
3. This also brings the best in the participants to tackle the hardships.
But all this will have a value when women respect and keep in their mind about tradition.
|Rakesh said: (Nov 2, 2018)|
|In my point of view, beauty contest is the best platform where a women can improve their talent. It gives all the women more confidence to do something better for the country.
All the women take insperation from then and they try to do better in their life.
The famous beauty contest in the world is Miss universe and Miss world.
From the whole world many girls and women take part in these compitation. And show their talent.
This type we can say the beauty contest s degrading womanhood. And improve the situation of women in whole world. Thank you.
|Ankit said: (Oct 29, 2018)|
|In my opinion, a beauty contest is such a platform where a girl or a woman can show that she is not only a slave, not only a utility good to consume, she does possess her own value which she expresses to the world by means of her beauty, smartness and other excellence also.
If somebody thinks that beauty contest is all about showing body, then it is his own problem in that case contest and women have nothing to do with that.
|Shubham Singh said: (Oct 27, 2018)|
|Beauty contest is degrading our Indian culture because young girls are accepting western culture for beauty contest and forgetting Indian culture.
Some dark side of beauty contest - winner remains tall, thin and english speaking.
Every women on this planet should be crowned instead of only one then such beauty contest will be able to empower women and respect womanhood.
|Mukesh said: (Jun 27, 2018)|
|Hello guys, this is Mukesh.
According to my point of view, a beauty contest is the best platform where a woman can expose her actual skills. It gives all women more confidence to do something better for the country.
|Anju said: (Jun 19, 2018)|
|I think, Beauty contest gives a unique platform to woman for her enhancement. It is not all about the outer beauty that matters but the complete beauty of one that covers IQ, talent, skill, emotions and vision.|
|Virendra Dhaka said: (Jun 11, 2018)|
I would like to express my views on a beauty contest.
According to me, beauty contest means competition in which winner candidate is beautiful from mind, body, talent, skill and how to express ownself.
Everything has +ve and -ve aspect. Like as everything beauty contest has positive and negative aspects.
First of all, I want to express my views on positive expectations. Beauty contest encourages women and gives confidence to women. From beauty contest, they think they can do something in her life like as beauty contest winner.
And it is a way to make her career in modelling, TV serial, film also.
Now I want to express my views on the negative aspect. The beauty contest is only for those people who have leisure time.
It's not for a busy and career-making person.
For this contest, Indian girls accept western culture and leave Indian culture and perform in short dresses.
Beauty is naturally processing it's not for publically shown and forget her own culture.
Don't Degrade Beauty.
<<<<--Women are respect and reputation of her family in our Indian culture -->>>>
|Mohit Bhatt said: (Jun 5, 2018)|
My opinion in this topic is that a beauty contest is a way for women to improve their skills and a life changing opportunity for them, we all know how is the condition of women in our culture, it's a good way to empowered them and also makes self dependent, they are also inspiration for upcoming generation.
|Dipanshu said: (May 26, 2018)|
|According to my opinion, a beauty contest is a platform where woman all over the world compete for the pregnant.
The beauty contest is providing the woman a good platform to show their talent and skills.
It also helps to realize their confidence.
|Manisha said: (Mar 22, 2018)|
|A beauty contest is a platform where women all over the world compete for the pageant.
According to me, beauty contests are providing women a good platform to showcase their talents and skills. It's not an easy task to perform. Only beauty with brains can win the pageant.
These contests help the women to show that they are no less and gives them new opportunities. It also helps them to realize their confidence.
An ordinary girl can get a celebrity status in no time.
It's not just about winning but also the girl can learn to become responsible as they have to do lot of social work.
|Ajay Sehray said: (Jan 6, 2018)|
By my point of view, Beauty contest doesn't degrade of womanhood. The famous Beauty contest in the world is miss world and miss universe. I am very glad to say that the miss world of 2017 is Manushi Chhilar from Haryana. And miss universe of 2017 is Nel Pitsberg from South Africa. These contest independent of colour, hight, religion and tradition.
|Anonymous said: (Dec 27, 2017)|
I think the beauty contests are actually no reason behind the degradation of the womanhood. Actually what womanhood means the period of a being and experiencing as a woman and a feminist life with own individual ideas, freedom and all.
The beauty contests which are held actually prove to be fruitful as in they help the contestants to enrich various skills like intellect, social behavior, and many such important aspects of life. The beauty is a God's gift to all of them but the thing which matters in all such contests is the unique character which the only one among them possess it and is known to be the winner.
So I think the degradation of the womanhood is not because of these beauty pageants but rather due to the issues that are going on in our society regarding the safety of our own sister's, mother's daughters.
|Sha said: (Nov 28, 2017)|
|Beauty contests should be open for every woman living on this planet. The criteria for participation in such contests must include each woman of this earth. There should be no discrimination on the basis of body height, body color, age, ethnicity, region, language, culture, education, economy, etc. Each woman's contributions in any fields must be evaluated and judged. A few numbers of person cannot judge all contributions made by women. Therefore, these must be judged by the majority of concerned people. Till the date, almost all the beauty contests show a discriminatory stereotyped pattern ---- Winner remains Tall, Thin and English speaking. This depicts the dark side of beauty contests.
On this planet, every woman should be respected. Each woman should be crowned instead of only one. Then, such beauty contests can be able to empower women and respect womanhood.
|Isha said: (Nov 23, 2017)|
|Firstly, beauty contest is just not how beautiful you are. We just know what we see but its more than just beauty they have to work in the social center and even have to pass many other tests.
According to me, it can effect someone self-esteem but doesn't degrade womanhood.
What defines womanhood according to me how you present yourself or how easily you manage things or handle your situations that something that actually degrades or upgrade womanhood.
|Vatsal said: (Jul 23, 2017)|
|No. Well, I personally feel beauty contest does not degrade womanhood until it goes beyond the limit that is it goes to the level of exposure in various dresses including sarees.|
|Savita said: (Jul 12, 2017)|
|I personally believe that womanhood is most important for the women growth and beauty contest is medium to stand in front of the people. When a women participate in beauty contest then she learns many thing like how to face crowd how to talk in front of people no matter she will win or loss but she shows confidence to spread herself through beauty contest so overall conclusion that beauty contest is not degrading women hood.|
|Kriti Shah said: (May 29, 2017)|
I absolutely want to contend this question, beauty contests never degrade womanhood, in fact, I believe it is one way where womanhood is brought out. It is a platform which enables every girl and a woman to express her views, raise her voice and also to celebrate her womanhood. Beauty contests are not just about how a woman is dressed and about how she looks it's all about what women are and what they are capable of.
|Manisha Rana said: (May 4, 2017)|
|Hello, guys this is Manisha Rana and I want to say that Beauty contests are not degrading womanhood as woman should also give the right to do what they want and given a chance to stand up in front of the world and prove that she is not less than anybody.|
|Khusbu said: (Apr 3, 2017)|
|Beauty contests are for inspiring women's not to degrade womanhood. It is not easy to participate in any beauty contest, it has lots of criteria's, and one who have both beauty and brain only she can win the contest. It is one of the ways to explore yourself in front of the world. So in my opinion, beauty contests do not degrading the womenhood.|
|Vishav said: (Mar 11, 2017)|
|Well, it all depends upon choice whether its beauty contest or quiz contest. The place where one can prove its mettle is an appropriate place.|
|Sia Focko said: (Feb 25, 2017)|
|I'm against this contest because it's distracting the attentions of our sisters. For example, I lived with a girl who was very clever and intelligent in school but later joined the beauty contest. After some time she became perfect but because of the awards she won and other gifts she was given, she ends up dropping school. Since she was not opportune to move from her town to another, she later got discouraged and became a dropout.|
|Omosebi.B.Charles said: (Feb 25, 2017)|
|Hmm. I'm a Nigerian the different ways you viewed these are the ways two close tribes in Nigeria viewed it. I'm a Yoruba, I hardly see a girl from my side doing this they consider it irrelevant even the extraordinarily beauties among them always seems not to be aware of it existence, they always live this contest to their younger juniors in high school. Ibos they are the closest to us and they live all across the crone and cranny of location but they believed seriously in beauty contest, even among the Yorubas this have now made them believe that they are the most attractive in the country. NO2 the ibos due to their high rate of pageant have made them the most rash in term of ladies esteem why they are the highest in terms of prostitution, husband & wife quarrel, the highest rate on girls displaying their body on the TV and so on I'm not backlashing tribe but I'm just relating it to my environment.|
|Kshira said: (Dec 7, 2016)|
|Womanhood is a broad term. Personally, I believe that a womanhood is defined by the woman. To one, it may be a choice to make a home for herself and her family. To dedicate her life to building a home and a family and being happy in that. To another, it may be ambition, drive and the highly coveted corner office. To a third, it may be to have fun, and drink and party and just let go. Neither of these women's are wrong, because although their choices are as different as chalk and cheese, there is one common thread running through them all- they all made a choice. I believe that womanhood is a woman's choice, and it is for her to decide.
It is wrong to say that Beauty pageants degrade womanhood, because the women that make the choice to participate in these pageants are empowered, and not demolished. The concept of Beauty pageants was original to give women a platform to showcase themselves and make a name for themselves. However, today the concept is changing, it is open to all kinds of women from all walks of life to come out and make a name for themselves. It focusses on holistic attributes, and not just body and beauty. The only drawback that I see with beauty pageants in today's day and age is the strict body type clauses. We live in an age that promotes a healthy body type, which should mean that the quintessential tall-leggy-skinny model image should be removed and yield its place to mind over matter. The concept of beauty pageants has evolved to the extent to there being men's beauty pageants as well. My take away here would be that what one chooses to partake in, is his or her own vocation. As long as they are not infringing on someone else's beliefs and rights, and/or hurting themselves there is no problem. If a woman chooses to participate in a beauty pageant, whatever her reasons, she should be able to, because no one stops a man from becoming a househusband. At the end, it all boils down to choice- and whatever the choice is, no one has a right to question it.
|Sharath Chandra Reddy said: (Nov 19, 2016)|
I'm Sharath. Womanhood is a very cheap activity to earn money. In my view, they are the things which have been pulling the young stars towards it.
Please, don't conduct any beauty contests. Because it is a type of racial discrimination in the view of law.
Thank you for everyone who read this.
|Siddarth said: (Nov 15, 2016)|
This is Siddarth.
I think that beauty contests are somewhat dangerous to young children who are attracted more. If they are keeping interest upon this programs they spoil their career, and there is no for with stand upon themselves in their future life. So I want to say that these are useless things doing when are leisure. So please eradicate this and young children.
Thank you for giving me this golden opportunity.
|James said: (Sep 19, 2016)|
|No way it degrades anyone. If you are a woman, you have every right to celebrate your womanhood. Moreover, it is not just about your beauty but also about your personality as a whole. Some contests have shunned the swimsuits and have included points for academics and professional performances. GWF Beauty contest recently introduced such a point system.|
|Sharry Wahla said: (Sep 14, 2016)|
According to my point of view, beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. Beauty contests are just a competition to Jude who is gorgeous and intelligent. I think womanhood deals with traditional values of a woman. So to conclude we can say beauty contests are not degrading womanhood.
|Mahima said: (Aug 30, 2016)|
|Firstly, the beauty contests are about the beauty and the talent of the women in front of all her competitor. It is the courage of the women to show her beauty and her talent in front of all the public present over there. It is simply a beauty competition, not a womanhood matter. The womanhood of a woman is judged by her care for others and overall talent to deal with the life. So the beauty contests do not degrade womanhood.|
|Punam said: (Aug 22, 2016)|
|I don't think that beauty contest is degrading womanhood. Fist of all what actually a womanhood mean? Womanhood is the quality traditionally possessed by women.
Before going to the traditional qualities of women I would like to say about a beauty contest. So beauty contest is a place or platform for young ladies to show their beauty and talent. And the one who is more beautiful and more intelligent is the winner or we can say beauty with brain wins. This contest consist of various round including swimming suit round, which is the most in question round and some says the most vulgar round. And in some contest is not even included but at the national level, it is there. Just think, the women who are participating in swimming suit round they are well acquainted with swimming or swimming suit and they are not swimming in private. So how girl wearing a swimming suit in a contest will degrade womanhood but not swimming in public.
|Xyz said: (May 24, 2016)|
|The topic seems to be true at first sight, but when deeply pondered, it will be found that it depends on the woman participating. If she participates without any external additions or supplements and strives to express her personality honestly in front of everyone then is good!
But if she just adds on external beauty enhancers, learns some BIG GLEAMING words and then dreams to be at the top, then it is a waste.
The beauty contests aim to identify the most effective personality out of the thousands standing at the corner, not only in terms of external beauty but also in terms of their confidence towards facing the world.
Some women leave their families and all beloved ones to enter into such shows. But this is not womanhood! Womanhood is when you manage your family, your work, your time. Such women show their artificial confidence (which they do not really have) , and once successful, forget all behind. They forget their parents, their relatives!
In my opinion, the beauty contests must be based on how you maintain your body, and also how you maintain an equilibrium between every part of your life - like job, family, children. Because THIS is true womanhood and not that superficial living which has no real significance!
|Debasmita Samaddar said: (Apr 25, 2016)|
|Yes, these kinds of shows proof how much we think bout our outer beauty. Not our inner selves. The questions asked are very limited. Would they take a girl willing to participate in an acid attack? So? They look like dumb models posing on stage with fake smiles. They are doing nothing for the country or for the world. It's a pathway to get into Cinemas or TV. And they tell onstage about society and true selves. The truth is they are filled with same lies. That's it! People only tell in words mother Teresa is great. They do nothing.|
|Shubhra said: (Apr 3, 2016)|
|I respect the viewpoints shared by my Co-mates.
As the name suggests "Beauty contests". Beauty contests are not just a platform to showcase the beauty of the body. Indeed, it's a platform to display the beauty of one's soul and heart. A heart of selfless mind, a heart for the religion of humanity. If it is the real definition of beauty in my eyes. How can it degrade womanhood? where we see the beauty of a woman in every aspect: as a mother, as a daughter, as a wife, as a sister or as a friend. In the definition of god, women are the one of the most beautiful creation. It's the viewpoints and thoughts of the society which needs to change with respect to the beauty contests. Society should encourage women to be a part of it as its made with a whole and sole ideology to build confidence and to make them bold and beautiful. As we know that "with great powers come great responsibility ". So, it's a responsibility of the people working under the beauty contests not to misuse powers in their hands and not to ruin its integrity.
|Abhilasha Khemani said: (Mar 19, 2016)|
|Well, I think these beauty contests have nothing to with womanhood because it is just a competition and one should be judged regardless his or her gender and its purely showing your talents and spontaneity as these contests are nowadays not limited to beauty but overall personality instead.|
|Rahul Pandey said: (Feb 3, 2016)|
|Beauty contest is not degrading womanhood, but there must be some rules like women should wear saree in place of short dresses because if someone is beautiful then she can look beautiful in both saree and short dress and saree is our traditional dress also. Other criterias of judging women should remain as it is in beauty contests.
It can be the perfect intermediate solution of people who consider beauty contests as degrading because it is the only reason why they dislike it. Any mother does not like that her daughter may wear short dress at adult age.
By doing so we can explode our culture as well and may teach our tradition to other countries not learn the western culture from others. We should learn technology skills from them not the manner of shorting dress because after all we are indians and we take our culture first then anything else.
|Vinod Kumar said: (Jan 7, 2016)|
|It might not degrade but beauty is an essential thing for woman to attract the world with essence. People must respect women under the aspect of beauty and encourage to promote their talent!.|
|Shashi Saini said: (Dec 28, 2015)|
|I think not because, these beauty contests have also set some standards, to define "beauty" which actually can't be done, because real beauty comes from within, and you cannot define beauty by the way someone looks and dresses.|
|Abhishek Ratan said: (Oct 7, 2015)|
|As the above ones are saying the beauty contest gives the name and fame to the women it will build confidence in women and the fact is that it is not only about the beauty in the beauty contrast they also check their confidence and presence of mind. And in countries like India it is the myth about women that they have to depend on the male subordinates and these contests are the counter for these myths.|
|Rohan said: (Sep 27, 2015)|
|My opinion regarding these topic is that it is not degrading for women to participate in beauty contest it is platform to prove herself with the help of these contest the no of women get the employment it is an 21st century of equality some people thought is that the women should work in home only, we should not decide the women on the basis of her beauty we should also check her brain, communication with other and behaviour of her.
Some people are thinks that the our culture is to wear saree not wear small dresses to expose our body but there are various games are there where girls are required to wear small dresses like swimming, tennis etc then weather we should banned those games no we shouldn't. Disadvantage is that some of women takes the beauty medicine or drug these should not happen.
|Nisha Dhawan said: (Aug 25, 2015)|
I would like to share my views as well.
Everything has there pros and cons, so I also think if beauty contest are degrading womanhood then obviously it is increasing her values as well. We should not think only negative things even we should encourage the positive things.
What are the things which is really good and we should encourage to woman to do that?
1. Beauty contest are providing jobs to woman, it is providing a platform to woman to make her own identity. She has that talent and confidence by which she can win the world.
2. Beauty contest are not depend only on beauty, they have certain criteria's to take the participate in beauty contest and win the competition. So obviously if she is talented only then she can take the participation in competition.
3. Beauty contest is the platform where people start to knowing about the favorite models, like:- what she likes to wear?, How she behaves with others?, What she has done so she is there? How she think? etc. So, through this thing we can explore good things like:- We can explore our culture, we can explore good habits in followers.
4. If one woman takes a good step then other world wide woman get inspired with her. And inspiration is really needful for our country development.
Yes, we should avoid few things as well:-.
1). We should not make this platform to show of body instead of this we should promote our culture.
2). Should not take it as jealousy and all, if someone is having good talent she will be famous, so we should learn from them.
3). Do not consider this thing as everything its a part of life, so should not take the beauty medicine and all.
Thank you to read this.
|Dooshi Megraz said: (Aug 23, 2015)|
|"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". In this competitive world, beauty has been portrayed as an asset which brings a plus point to the economy and has indeed helps in the emancipation of women. However, the fact cannot be ignored that in almost all beauty contests women are treated as sale able product.|
|Vishwa said: (Jul 31, 2015)|
These topic has both the advantages with in the limits and above these it would be disadvantages.
In my point of view there are some ladies, there are showing there talents and give jobs to others, but some are just only for beauty contests wasting times and money such that they are not even helpful their husbands. So one should have beauty not only by external but also in their character.
|Queen said: (May 25, 2015)|
|Hie beauty are somehow to a lesser extent degrading but to a greater extent helpful. It makes a woman to feel that she has a role to play in this world. Some say beauty without brains but I think these are based on talents. Everything has disadvantages and advantages. But beauty contest creates employment for many.|
|Nikhil Aggarwal said: (May 5, 2015)|
|In my opinion beauty contest is sort of like a game you can say in which from different nations or states girls are participating. Actually a girl gets a exposure from this very events vize in movies and acting fields and in fact they earn fame in modeling itself through this. If a normal life living girl gets a job or you can say earn a fame (talking in basic language). Its not a bad thing.
In fact they learn how to speak how to react and there mentality and way of living goes up on to next level. I know after being getting famous they get into various controversies. But that's a fault of media not there's.
But one of the common and very minute disadvantage that they start consuming beauty drugs which is harmful for them in future. But only in some cases I am talking about. So its not that beauty contest are degrading woman's hood rather it is giving chance to women to come up and show there talents.
|Viks said: (Apr 21, 2015)|
|Beauty contest is like a sport events as swimming. It is competition for overall best from every corner. It is not matter of degrading womanhood. In universe everyone wants freedom of life. If women feel confident to express themselves, it is better for society development. It is also shows that women are equal to man.
They can show there different abilities & grasp the opportunities to do acting, advertising, job, business, publicity etc. It encourages other narrow minded women; they are not merely for homemaking they can make the world by their brain & beauty. We need to change our mindset, beauty contest never degrading womanhood.
|Sahil said: (Apr 19, 2015)|
|You can say yes if you think due to these contests women are becoming more self centered which is not a quality of women. If you think that they are promoting jealousy or materialism or just external beauty then also you can say yes they are degrading women.
But if you think the other way, these contests give women a chance to be admired or to be loved by all or dress up differently which I feel they like it is just a way of amusement and refreshment and a way to encourage them and not to hurt sentiments of others who are not externally that beautiful (actually external beauty is not the sole criteria of being beautiful and beauty depends upon the eyes of beholder as rightly said by someone).
So it do have negative aspects but if we search for positive in something then we can get away with negativity in it.
|Preety said: (Apr 16, 2015)|
|According to me beauty contest is not degrading the women good. This is a platform for women to prove herself. But by only considering beauty we should not judge a women. Beauty + brain + character + attitude should be the measures of beauty contest. As human is a social animal first. So empowering women should be the main motto of these beauty contest.
Somewhere by only considering beauty a women is judge. As external beauty is god gifted. We can't change it. So by considering beauty we are demoralizing women who have not external beauty. So beauty contest should be in such a way that women of our society get motivated.
|Sheikha Patel said: (Apr 6, 2015)|
|I totally agree with the topic. Beauty contest not just mean to flaunt the body, it is all concerned with 'beauty with brains'. There is a round called 'Swim-suit round' in which ladies have to wear swimming costume and have to flaunt their figure. I do not agree with this thing as this does not serve the real purpose of the contest.
The actual purpose of this contest is to check the contestant's ability to speak, to think positively, to make correct decisions, to work for the development of the country and last but not the least to be an extempore speaker.
|Mounika Mahi said: (Mar 17, 2015)|
|In my way beauty contests are not degrading womanhood. It is opportunity to women who are talented and interested to show their abilities. But coming to dressing we are having some limits and culture so, some rounds should be changed. Otherwise it is a great chance to show their hidden talents.|
|Sumit Gupta said: (Mar 7, 2015)|
I thinks beauty contests are not degrading womanhood they are a platform for women to come forward. In country like India where people thinks that women are not cable enough to meat the necessities this things helps them to prove them wrong.
It also encourages the women to express there view and show their qualities. We can also use these kind of contests to show the culture through dressing sense to the world. Many winner of such contest are ideals of other.
|Aniruddha said: (Mar 3, 2015)|
|Considering the Indian culture beauty contest is degrading womanhood but those only because of some activity in the contest which encourages the nudity. But with that it is also a great platform for Indian women to express her idea where the whole country and world will listen. After getting the spotlight they can promote many social agendas and some person like Susmita sen and Dia Mirza is doing.
They set examples to other women and child. In my view we can held this contest by modifying it in our way of civilization and can remove those rounds which is object-able according to our culture. We can and we should organize this beauty contest but not like the western way but in our traditional way.
|Simran said: (Feb 27, 2015)|
|It is wrong to accuse the beauty pageants as vulgar display of body.
They are playing an important part in the emancipation of the Indian women, who has after centuries woken up to her natural charm. Such contests give weight-age to personality and knowledge, besides physical beauty. Its the vulgarity of mind who thinks it as degrading of women hood.
|Aranya said: (Jan 19, 2015)|
|In my point of view the beauty contests are degrading womanhood because all the woman has their own beauty if the contest is made it seems that other women are not beauty.|
|Tarun said: (Dec 8, 2014)|
I don't think beauty contests are degrading womanhood but instead its main purpose is to bring out their womanhood to the world. Having lived in a patriarchal society for most of the history, beauty contests serve as a very apt platform for women to assure their place in the society as a confident and equal gender.
The main resentment for most arises due to what has been made of these contests with all the makeup, body figures etc that has laid the ground for several insecurities and ideas in the minds of younger women of the way a woman should look like. But I am sure that the intelligent people, both men and women, will not be intrigued by them and would know how to be comfortable in their own skin, for everyone is beautiful in their own way.
|Rohan Krishna said: (Sep 11, 2014)|
|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.
|Hiresh Singh said: (Sep 7, 2014)|
|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.|
|Sonu said: (Sep 7, 2014)|
|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.|
|Ch.Sravana Madhavi said: (Aug 25, 2014)|
|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.
|Manisha Sharma said: (Aug 18, 2014)|
|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.|
|Aadi said: (Aug 13, 2014)|
|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.|
|Goutam said: (Jul 31, 2014)|
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.
|Rajesh said: (Jul 11, 2014)|
|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.
|Indu said: (Jun 27, 2014)|
|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.|
|Tapaswani Sahoo said: (Jun 23, 2014)|
|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.
|Monica Kandhari said: (Jun 22, 2014)|
|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.|
|Soumya said: (Jun 15, 2014)|
|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.
|Brahmani said: (May 14, 2014)|
|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.
|Lalit said: (May 14, 2014)|
|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.|
|Neema said: (Apr 19, 2014)|
|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.|
|Shibu said: (Apr 18, 2014)|
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.
|Krish said: (Apr 2, 2014)|
|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.
|Pavaniiiit said: (Feb 4, 2014)|
|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.|
|Akash said: (Feb 3, 2014)|
|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.|
|Chitra said: (Jan 31, 2014)|
|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.|
|Sucheta Gupta said: (Dec 31, 2013)|
|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.|
|Ramana Kumar said: (Nov 6, 2013)|
|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.
|Ankita said: (Oct 12, 2013)|
|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.|
|Shubham said: (Sep 3, 2013)|
|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.
|Harshika said: (Aug 16, 2013)|
|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.|
|Rainee said: (Jul 26, 2013)|
|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.|
|Chandramauli said: (Jul 18, 2013)|
|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.
|Sneha Shintre said: (Jul 17, 2013)|
|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.|
|Carl said: (Jul 10, 2013)|
|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.
|Prachi said: (Jun 29, 2013)|
|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).|
|Sameen said: (Jun 17, 2013)|
|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.
|Nageshwar said: (Jun 10, 2013)|
|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.|
|Rashmi Mishra said: (Apr 30, 2013)|
|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.
|Kanchan said: (Apr 17, 2013)|
|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.
|Shailaja said: (Apr 13, 2013)|
|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.|
|Ankush said: (Apr 4, 2013)|
|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.
|Vipasha Sharma said: (Mar 26, 2013)|
|"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.
Are beauty contests degrading womanhood?
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