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I’m a little disgusted by the idea that beauty pageants are automatically a horrible thing. Yes, the ones seen in Toddlers and Tiaras are disgusting but the thing about the ones for the adults is that these women FREELY CHOOSE to participate in these contests.
Life and freedom is about choice. The choice to do what you want, which also includes the right to choose to participate in beauty pageants. That’s what free choice and feminism is supposed to be about, not calling everything awful or terrible just because beauty happens to be a part of it. Has anyone bothered to check to see how many of these women have gone to college? Bothered to talk to them to figure out how intelligent they are?
And before you question, I’m a 300 pound woman who has never had any interest in beauty pageants, nor do I watch them on a regular basis. I’m just someone who is tired of people stereotyping beauty pageants as horrible events. There are some people who fulfill the stereotypes, but you could say that about anything. I’m just tired of people assuming that people in beauty pageants are being oppressed and that they all anorexia themselves into size zeroes.