Points to remember before you participate in this discussion:
|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.
|Roopam Bhardwaj said: (Mar 9, 2013)|
|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.
|Saurabh said: (Mar 4, 2013)|
|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.|
|Sanchu said: (Feb 4, 2013)|
|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!|
|Swarna said: (Dec 19, 2012)|
|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.|
|Sonam said: (Dec 12, 2012)|
|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.|
|Sriram Iyer said: (Oct 14, 2012)|
|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.|
|Karanvir said: (Oct 13, 2012)|
|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.|
|Nilanjan said: (Oct 9, 2012)|
|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.
|Brajendra Kushwah said: (Oct 3, 2012)|
|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.|
|Ritesh said: (Aug 24, 2012)|
|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.|
|Nidhi said: (May 27, 2012)|
|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.|
|Uday said: (May 16, 2012)|
|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.|
|Kanika Gupta said: (May 14, 2012)|
|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.|
|Aarti said: (May 2, 2012)|
|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.|
|Kamal Koirala said: (Mar 20, 2012)|
|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'
|Binori said: (Mar 2, 2012)|
|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.|
|Neha said: (Feb 15, 2012)|
|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? :).|
|Kuljeet said: (Jan 29, 2012)|
|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.|
|Sunil Bhatt said: (Jan 24, 2012)|
|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.|
|Swapna said: (Jan 11, 2012)|
|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.
|Priyanka Das said: (Dec 28, 2011)|
|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?|
|Nitya said: (Dec 16, 2011)|
|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.|
|Ajay9779 said: (Dec 6, 2011)|
|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.
|Arayn said: (Nov 23, 2011)|
|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.|
|Meena said: (Oct 11, 2011)|
|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 !!
|Horrez White said: (Sep 15, 2011)|
|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.|
|Manju Bashini said: (Sep 8, 2011)|
|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.|
|Emily 12 said: (Aug 2, 2011)|
|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.|
|Ashwinnarayan said: (Jul 19, 2011)|
|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.|
|Labdhi said: (Jul 17, 2011)|
|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.|
|Thapan said: (Jun 16, 2011)|
|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.|
|Anupam said: (Apr 24, 2011)|
|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.|
|Mamta said: (Mar 18, 2011)|
|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.
|Anusha said: (Mar 17, 2011)|
|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.
|Mayank said: (Mar 8, 2011)|
|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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