Should Beauty Pageants Be Banned?
Beauty pageants are a judge of how pretty someone is. Many people believe that they should be banned because it can lower self esteem, could cause pressure and tension, can cause disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, and depression.
Beauty pageants are a terrible influence on society’s definition of perfect or beautiful. They make girls think that they have to look like the girls who win in order to be pretty, when that is not the case. Thoughts like that can cause a poor mindset in any girl’s mind which can be dangerous to her mental and physical health.
Beauty pageants should be banned because of their threat to the health of girls and women. They provide false beauty standards, and lead girls striving to look that way at whatever cost. A lot of times, girls will develop disordered eating habits, depression, and body dissatisfaction trying to reach these goals. And many lose their self confidence, because they feel they aren’t enough, and that they need to change themselves. Beauty pageants are toxic and dangerous to the mental and physical health of girls and women, and they should be banned.