Why Pageants Should Stop

Why Pageants Should Stop

Just because you are beautiful does not mean you are or should be a role model.
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The feeling of winning a pageant is something every girl has probably dreamt of. The crown being lightly sat on our perfect hair, tears of joy falling from our face while our makeup stays completely intact, roses from a famous celebrity who is celebrating our title and realizing we are about to be a "role model" for many girls.

But are pageant girls really role models, after all? Think about it. These girls are highlighted for the charity work they do after winning, but the people in charge of them, such as the pageant itself, plan all of the charity they end up doing, and these girls just do it because they are told that is the agenda for this day of being a role model.

It is possible some of these girls do not even want to do charity work and would rather being doing anything other than charity work. It is possible these girls do not support these causes and it is all just a cover to make them look good, have grace and be that role model. Who wants a role model who is not true? It is hard to prove if these girls really care or do not.

Going along with this, previous and current winners of the hierarchy of pageantry can have backlash, but still are accepted and keep their crown. Where is the line crossed where a girl should not be able to keep her title? Recent, Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay was crowned her title, and then tweets she sent were found that contained one of the most discriminatory and fowl words ever. Yet, she is still Miss Teen USA.






Another issue is style. Part of being a pageant girl and winner is having style. These girls own the best dresses and clothing items that are probably unrealistically excessive for most girls to afford. Is it really a good idea to have a role model who most girls cannot live up to because they do not have the same connections or family finances?

Lastly, pageant girls own beauty because pageants are partly based on this. We create role models out of girls who are extremely beautiful, whatever beautiful actually means, but what are the consequences to this? Is it possible that pageant girls are very similar to the covers of magazines and models that tend to bring girls down because they cannot be them?

Maybe we should stop pageants because it is possible the winners are not actually role models. Alternatively, maybe we should not stop pageants but curve them toward more realistic girls and expectations, regardless of how old the girls in pageants are and are representing. Just because you help with charity, wear diamonds and are beautiful does not mean you are or should be role model.

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There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

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If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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5 Of The Worst 2019 Grammys Looks

A star isn't born looking like this

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This past weekend we experienced the 2019 Grammys which in my case was pretty great. The performances blew me away, I only found myself bored a few times, and some of the fashion was incredible. Some of the fashion though didn't cut it for me. Here are some of the absolute worst dressed from the 2019 Grammys.

1. Anna Kendrick

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Ann Kendrick walked up on the Grammy stage and I audibly gasped. It looked as if a pink bird was shredded and bejeweled to make her dress. I really don't understand this and Anna Kendrick could do so much better.

2. Charlie Puth

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Now don't get me wrong, I love Charlie Puth just as much as the next guy, but this Grammys ootd wasn't cutting it. In this brown suit and bright red flamenco shirt, he looks as if he is some old retiree trying to dress up for the first time in sixty-three years so he puts this on. I am not impressed and a little disappointed in the incredibly talented Charlie Puth.

3.Tayla Parx

You actually can't wear your converse with your GRAMMY DRESS. The dress already looks like one of those DIY fabric rugs that your stepmother made you for Christmas and then she goes and adds the CONVERSE. Ugh. Sorry Tayla, this just didn't work for me.

4. Rashida Jones

Rashida, you are going to the Grammys not your baby shower! This baggy dress literally looks like it could be her maternity dress. From the sagging stomach area, which I know she doesn't have, to the non-existing top, this dull navy washes her out and makes her look flat as a pancake.

5. Katy Perry

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I saved the worst for last. What's up with all these horrible dresses being pink? This dress literally looks like there's a hula hoop underneath this packing peanut skirt with a tin foil top. Baby, you're not a firework tonight.

The 2019 Grammys was definitely one to remembers, but the outfits were to forget.

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