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MBGN And Other Beauty Pageants Should Bebanned- Etcetera Writes by abdulkayus(m): 11:59am On Jul 05, 2014
Every year, thousands of girls compete
in various beauty pageants across
Nigeria. While the organisers may believe
that they are helping our girls to feel
“beautiful,” they are also in many other
ways causing significant damage to the
self-esteem and body perception of
other girls. The girl who won may feel as
beautiful as the prettiest woman ever
created, but what about the girls who
didn’t win? How do they feel? I spoke
with some past contestants of one of the
pageants (the girls that didn’t win) and
asked them why they think they didn’t
win, and this is what some of them said,
“Because I wasn’t pretty enough,”
“Because the organisers didn’t like me,”
“Because it is a racket and who knows
what she has offered,” etc. Things like
this inspire jealousy, low self-esteem,
and other self destructive behaviours
such as self isolation, social anxiety,
eating disorder, drug abuse, personality
disorder, bitterness and social phobia
among our girls. Continue...
Beauty pageants in Nigeria should be
sanctioned. Where do we draw the line
between “beauty pageant” and “prostitution?”
These pageant organisers and agencies are
doing nothing but exploiting our girls in order
to make money. The society is becoming so
twisted and our sense of right and wrong is
becoming so skewed. You gather politicians and
paedophiles to watch girls in G-strings and
bikinis wriggling their waists all in the name
of making a show for TV. Are the contestants
always meant to lie about their beliefs and
relationship status in order to get a good
score? Have we totally lost sight of what is
morally right and wrong?
Beauty contests seem pointless to me. To tell
a woman to submit to someone else’s
definition of beauty is crazy. So when the
contest is over and someone wins, does that
immediately make them more beautiful than
the rest? Are they more beautiful according
to a panel of judges? I think it is a sick idea
and the money spent organising these beauty
contests can be more useful for other causes.
Beauty pageant has been nothing but
degrading and harmful to our women and
children. It turns our women into objects to be
used and played with. It makes the women
that don’t make it through feel bad about
their looks and even those that do get
through feel like they still have to do
something more to look prettier. These beauty
pageants also set false standards about how
beautiful women are supposed to look. So, just
because a woman is thin with certain looks, it
makes them more beautiful? And women that
are thick or big can’t be pretty or beautiful?
All they have succeeded in saying is that
beauty is only skin deep. Well my friend, it
isn’t.
Isn’t it bad enough seeing young Nigerian
girls forcing eating disorders on themselves
just to be perceived as prettier? ‘I am so fat
and it is just not healthy’ has become the
chorus of every girl on the street. Parents
have become very competitive trying to make
their daughters more beautiful than their
neighbours’ by forcing their children to make
unnecessary adjustments to their bodies to
look better than their peers. Now we see six-
year-olds having hair extensions, permanent
mascara and waxed eyebrows. Do these
children really need to be exposed to such
things to know that they are beautiful? Do we
need our children to think that their looks are
judged and if they don’t stand out among
their peers, they are not beautiful?
Can a woman ever have a sincere appreciation
of her body when the only time she is ever
praised for her looks is after hours of
preparation with dozens of beauty products?
Beauty pageants can only judge what we can
see at first glance, and women are so much
more than that. The society needs to protect
the children from the sick idea of assembling
girls in camps and tasking them with over-
sexualised dance routines. These beauty
pageants can only ingrain into our women that
in order to be beautiful, they need to be
skinny, which for some body types is
incredibly unhealthy. Sincerely, what is the
moral behind these beauty pageant shows?
How have they helped the society in general?
With sports, we can talk about mental
discipline, fitness and advance body control.
For all the money that beauty pageants cost
to organise, is it really worth it? Of all the
things you could expose our girls to, are
pageants really the best thing out there?
When you teach people that beauty is only on
the outside, it can cause major problems, not
only health problems but social, physical and
mental problems also. If a beautiful girl
enters a pageant and doesn’t win, she may
begin to consider herself ugly or fat or too
skinny. Beauty pageants create a lot of
problems that can affect not only the girl but
the people she surrounds herself with.
Women have always demanded respect from
men. Not only should they demand it, I think
they deserve it. But why make them scamper
around in G-strings and bikinis showing off
their bodies, knowing that men are going to
go “gaga” and lick their lips. I don’t want to
sound disrespectful, but can you blame the
men? Men will always be men. We can’t
change our nature, but you know what we can
change. We can change the fact that our
women are naked and competing to be “the
most beautiful in the world.” We shouldn’t
endorse beauty contest because it brings
money to some people. I believe that there are
still a handful of women out there that share
the sentiment that beauty contests are wrong
and give men the wrong idea of what a “true
wife” looks like.

source : www.lindaikeji..in/2014/07/mbgn-and-other-beauty-pageants-should.html?m=1

Re: MBGN And Other Beauty Pageants Should Bebanned- Etcetera Writes by Nobody: 12:16pm On Jul 05, 2014
i no want make dem ban beauty peagents ooo.the only thing wey i want make dem ban be some of those girls wey dey look like bonga fish.omo i wan see big yansh and big bobbi cool
Re: MBGN And Other Beauty Pageants Should Bebanned- Etcetera Writes by Nobody: 3:17pm On Jul 05, 2014
i support 120%
its bad cause i use to feel the same way and though its not as much now..........
but i decided not to bother with beauty pageants anytime i come across them

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