They are still about beauty 1
Say what you want, but there’s a reason why they’re called beauty pageants in the first place and that’s because the majority of the criticism and judgement these women receive, is based on how they look. It's sad but true reality.
Women are silent 2
If you pay attention, the only time beauty pageant contestants speak is when they are asked a question. The majority of the show features women walking up and down a stage, posing, smiling, and waving. Silencing women is as sexiest as it gets.
It sends a dangerous message 3
Beauty pageants perpetuate a harmful message to women and young girls, that you have to have a certain type of beauty to achieve true success. It's wrong on so many levels.
They’re all glamed up 5
Most women don’t wear this much hairspray, extensions, falsies, or makeup in real life. Let’s get some real, natural-looking women in here. Beauty doesn’t have to always mean glammed up.
The women are all thin 6
Seeing a stage filled with tall, thin women when you’re a short, curvy girl can have a negative impact on your self-esteem.
They don’t talk enough about women’s issues 7
I’d love to see the day I can watch a beauty pageant and see them talk about things like the fight against Planned Parenthood, abortion, the gender wage gap, and other important women’s issues. We’ve seen them talk about it in small doses but never full blown.