We should celebrate inner beauty
Ithink beauty pageants should be banned because they spread a wrong message to the youth. Young people become extremely conscious about outer beauty, when in fact there should be platforms that celebrate inner beauty. In today’s world, there is so much hype about outer beauty, whereas there are other contests like quiz competitions and talent shows that allow contestants to compete on skill and talent. But no media coverage or hype is created around them, which is much more important because such contests can help create a better world. I know being presentable is important but such pageants discourage people who might be born with disabilities or might look different.
Even the definition of beauty seems to be very limited and you cannot judge beauty on such limited factors. Instead, they should open the contest to women of all body types. They also do not promote a healthy lifestyle. As for the humanitarian work associated with beauty contests, I think it is more of a marketing technique because if they really want to promote charity work, they should invite those people who are successfully running NGOs in their country to encourage people to do charity work. From Ms Tejaswini Gadekar Web developer living in Dubai