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Are Beauty Pageants Harmful?

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Started: 3/18/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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abbieisawful

Con

Beauty Pageants are not harmful but indeed beneficial.
glowingdisco

Pro

It depends on the parent's attitude towards what is appropriate for their child in a beauty pageant. After watching several episodes of "Toddlers and Tiaras" I saw several very YOUNG girls who acted in a very inappropriate sexual manner (for their age).

Also, if a parent is too dedicated to the pageants, a child's childhood may be ruined in the name of fame and pageants.
Debate Round No. 1
abbieisawful

Con

Toddlers & Tiaras depicts pageants as being superficial. You have to keep on mind that it is in fact a reality T.V. show and there needs to be drama or else no one watch the show. There are two types of child beauty pageants, natural or glitz. Girls who come out with problems who did participate in pageants were more scarred by the pushing of the young children's parents. The parents of pageant children should be held responsible for harming their children.

Pageants are actually extremely beneficial for women. Most beauty pageants offer scholarships as prizes. Most of the participants in pageants are actually very intelligent. For example Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honors Society.
glowingdisco

Pro

In no way am I saying pageants are harmful, but like most things, they can turn out to be.
Debate Round No. 2
abbieisawful

Con

The fault usually falls on the shoulders of the parents in those cases.
glowingdisco

Pro

Agreed.
But in the end, the child suffers from parents' faults, not the parents.
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