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Poll Question: Are beauty pageants exploitation of women? Please voice your opinion.

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Zahira

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Posted: 24 June 2005 at 3:43pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by samir_soni

In my opinion, yes.

If it's all about searching the most beautiful girl of the year, then I have nothing against it, but the winners also get instant access to many important world affairs when many others had to work hard to achieve. So, the beauty pagent winners should qualify only as models and actresses and if they want to be something else, they should work hard like some other girl to get success.

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Posted: 24 June 2005 at 3:45pm | IP Logged
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DOES EXPLIOTION MEAN?Embarrassed

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Posted: 25 June 2005 at 8:53am | IP Logged
I never felt like I was being used!!!Confused

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Posted: 25 June 2005 at 7:55pm | IP Logged
Ok, I personally think that it is an exploitation upto an extend, but then again, if girl chooses to go in this profession its her and her family's own choice and I think she should be responsible for explaoitaion, consequences whatever!! I don't think there are women who are sent in this profession by force. So why should outsider discuss if it's an explitation or not, 'coz that's what they have selected and they should be responsible for it. If they think it's exploitation it's their choice, if they think it's not well good for them!! Confused 'coz i think it's hard to change the whole system and I think every profession have people getting expolited all the time some profession has obvious exploitation and some places its subtle. I would rather admire women in beauty pagents who have guts to be bold and enhance their talent with all these hardships and people who can be really mean in this industries. Not all people have guts to do that. it's a challenge to be in glamorous world and keep your esteem high!

Edited by bgdesai - 25 June 2005 at 8:01pm

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Posted: 25 June 2005 at 9:18pm | IP Logged

okay!!!....firstly what do you mean by exploitation.....to me exploitation is taking unfair advantage of someone for one's self interest. the biggest question then is who benefits from these contests and at whose expanse. i am sure that finally the judges, viewers do not benefit much(other than leering at the skin display.....). the organizers, sponsors may reap some benefit but in present age, it is not hard for them to get similar visibility at same expanse elsewhere.in my opinion it is the participants who benefit the most...they not only get a taste of the glamourous life, tips for maintaining thier edge(beauty, confidence ...etc...in i remember right in last miss india contest all the participents had the benefit of personal consultation with renowned nutrionists, makeup specialist and personal trainers), make contacts with celebrities and a chance to launch thier career in bollywood, modelling and gain some visibility both nationally and internationally, at times snare rich husbands(forgive me for my cynicism but it has been known to happen)....ofcourse there is a price to it all(your body and life is at public display).remember a certain miss india who was rumoured to be married??...whatever the truth she was no rolemodel for any one or  a woman of substance (miss india's underlying sentiment) so as to speak.

           so where did the notion of exploitation came in to start with...it dates back to few years back when indians believed in covering the body and the swimming suit round(used to determine bodytone, grace in walk and confidence ) made the participant very uncomfortable and embarrased(normal viewers equated them to racy, vain , shameless women). also there were rumours of sexual harrasment, judges making passes and participants being forced to sleep around . this further added to the prejudice against the contest. in present days none of this issures are a factor.people are very comfortable with the swim suit rounds. people adore them instead of becoming prejudiced.as for passes and sexual harrasment....like it or not these days it is the participants who seem to be the agressors and initiate the relationship or chance of one night stand for a chance at winning.might i point that most participants in these contests spout big ambitions (success in medical profession, architecture) and lofty values (active interest in international politics and charities)on stage, an year later they are busy baring all on silver screen. in comparison i have seen very few miss usa's take a detour from thier careers and end up in hollywood or change thier causes. also they are extremely more talented than any miss india i have seen on stage yet.

                  the point is that no one is exploited(though there might be some tainted history in that respect) in these contest these days. every participant is aware of what is required of her and what will be her reward.she makes the choice and pays for the consequences(if any).

 

 

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Posted: 25 June 2005 at 9:43pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by tvmaniac

Originally posted by MonicA#1Actress

I never felt like I was being used!!!Confused


MonicA#1Actress i never meant all these things are bad, just like all muslims are not terrorists ,not all fingers of the hand are same, all crows arent black in color (urm hold on , change the last one , i think all crows are black) LOL

Not all people are bad as well all know , and MonicA#1Actress i think you are lucky. Ive seen girls from very good familes spoling their lives & along with them their whole families in this glamour business.

a question, if you have a beautiful girl wearing a bikini & 50 men looking at her , you know what most of them will be thinking .. right? I mean why would the organisers have these things arranged , so that more people come & see , they get more sponsors , more money & lots of other things better not dwelt here . Do you think they organise these paegents so that they help build up the morale of female kind, & increase their self respect.


I loved being in the pageant!! And even though the bikini rpund is a little queasy, I am used to it so I didn't find it so bad!! I wear swimsuits at the beach which are crowded with many people so this wasn't anything new for me!! When I turn 18 I will be given a chance to participate in the Miss USA as Miss New York!!! I am happy about that!! But I have to wait a while!! I am still too young for A big pageant like that!!Cry

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Posted: 26 June 2005 at 9:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by tvmaniac

Originally posted by MonicA#1Actress

I loved being in the pageant!! And even though the bikini rpund is a little queasy, I am used to it so I didn't find it so bad!! I wear swimsuits at the beach which are crowded with many people so this wasn't anything new for me!! When I turn 18 I will be given a chance to participate in the Miss USA as Miss New York!!! I am happy about that!! But I have to wait a while!! I am still too young for A big pageant like that!!Cry



This topic has really got people worked up ,  Ive nothing more to add than what bgdesai has said.
Everyone  should do his own thing & decide his own boundaries. No one has the right of moral judgement over anyone.
Go ahead , participate & WIN that contest girl  !!!!!!! ( And send me those bikini pics of yours , lol .. just  kiddin )

I will definately win!!! About those pics now! You will have t be at the pageant cause I am not giving out pics!! Hahahahahaha!!!!LOL

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Posted: 01 July 2005 at 10:16pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by MonicA#1Actress

I was in a pageant recently ( I am crowned Miss New York) and I had a lot of fun!!!!http://www.missnyusa.com/titleholder-miss_teen.htmlWink

uhh...isnt Miss New York her?

http://www.missnyusa.com/titleholder-miss_teen.html

 

 



Edited by _Anonymous_ - 01 July 2005 at 10:18pm

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