Beauty Pageants = objectification of women?
January 23, 2017 6:19pm CST
The Miss Universe beauty pageant will be held here in the Philippines so this is currently being debated. There are groups who are saying that beauty pageants promotes objectification of women while the current Ms. Universe which happens to be Filipino says that it actually promotes women empowerment because the contestants could promote their advocacies on a wider platform. For me it is not really a big deal, I don't think beauty pageants exploits women.
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• Peoria, Arizona
24 Jan 17
The pageants themselves are not supposed to be objective of women, they are a sense of empowerment. It is how the media and society talks about them makes them objectification. Why can't women and men strut on a stage? Wear bathing suits. and say what they want in the world? Normal people do this everyday, these people just wanted to do a little extra.
• Worcester, England
24 Jan 17
Feminism, to me, means empowering women to do what they want to do. Maybe they want to be a house wife, a nurse, a CEO, the prime minister of a country...or enter a beauty pageant. How men see those women is irrelevant...as long as they are able to do whatever they want to do I've no problem. What I do have a big problem with is a religion that appears to encourage women to cover up in case men find them attractive...that has no place in 2017