Tuesday, 31 May 2016

We are locked in an image..!!

Despite the progress women have made over the years, there are still plenty of reminders of how far we still have to go. It still seems strange that during a time when we may see the first female Prime Minister and when feminism is more culturally powerful than before. We cannot seem to figure out a way just to do away with something as obvious as beauty pageants.
A pageant still exists that parades women around bikinis for the honor of wining a sash and tiara. Beauty pageants themselves show women are countinually being objectified through the media. Their overall attractiveness is surveyed before a panel of judges, and the women conduct themselves in a way to please the audience. While it is natural to enjoy to looking at beautiful things, the overall message that beauty pageants gives to people is a negative one. But it is a part of our cultural where women's sexual attractiveness is gauged by other people.
In pageants like miss India, Miss World, Universe etc, women's aren't individuals anyway, they're unnamed beside the state or the country they represents.It is the ultimate display of women as inter changeable competing for the right to be the glamorous object in the room.
Many experts agree that participation in activities that focus on physical appearance at an early age can influence self-esteem, body image and self-worth. Struggles with perfection, dieting, eating disorders and body image can take their toll in adulthood.
The 'Princess Syndrome' is a fairy tale where some girls expect to be thin, physically beautiful and perfect are at the heart of some disorders eating behavior and baody dissatisfaction.
The recent issue of French vogue has sparked outrage for its photos of a ten years old model lying in a chest reveling gold dress, stilettos and heavy makeup. Irony is how young girl is too young "to model, to be sexy" etc.
Not all the models. Dancers or entertainers or pageants contestants will be offered a balanced childhood filled with unconditional love. And for these kids,the constant play acting may create hyper competitiveness. Life is not a beauty contest. People promote a shallow competitive mentality.
Most people love for who you pretend to be. To keep their love you keep pretending, performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image.

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