Beauty, Corruption of the youth
Take into consideration:
Starvation is balance
Balance is cruel
When you dance,
Through life like a tool.
Starvation is holding back,
holding back is tough,
Skin and bones are gorgeous,
when thin isn't enough.
Starvation is power,
Power is control,
the picture is perfect,
when you pay the toll.
Starvation is Happiness,
Happiness is being thin,
And in the end,
Perfection you'll win.
Starvation is beautiful,
Beautiful is underweight,
when it comes down to it,
and Anorexia is your fate.
There are many definitions and terms to declare and decide what is beauty and what doesnt fall under the term. There is even many categories to classify beauty. There is Genetic Beauty, in other words an average look, symmetry, and irregularities. This is considered beauty because it potentially reflects stability. Causing appeal to the opposite of sex.To name another form there is mathematical beauty. Such as musical allignment and tones. As well as mathematical beauty there is even abstract beauty. In this circumstance it can be anything a individual finds a personally meaningful aspect. Which brings in such a wide variety of items. To a child this could mean his favorite teddy bear, to a senior citizen this could mean their old china. To an aspiring artist this could mean his music or photography. The possibilitys are endless.
Todays generation holds a strong grasp on what we define as beauty. Many of the internet's pages are towards members of the opposite sexs' body. Many of growing teens spend there nights searching for what they declare beauty. This could mean watching television hoping to see there favorite actor or actress. Or it could possibility mean them walking around there local mall. It all depends on the indiviual. But America as a whole has corrupted many peoples lives with there ideal face of beauty. We hold pageants for a wide audience of people. This as a whole causes free will towards the subject to decrease and lack of thought take over , at adolescents we start getting fed the idea of what beauty is , this promotes self loathing and many upon many problems down the road.
Beauty pageants are drastically hurting the teen population. When a teen female opens up her Vogue or Us Weekly she will find only a thin range of looks. Overall that makes her feel as if she has to become what she idolizes. Thus crushing her free will to be who she is and even health risks. In the past 50 years girls have strived to loose weight and obsess over what the mirror shows instead of respecting what she is.
Teens in the past 20 years have subjected themselves into starvation or bulimia , in other words kids today have caused internal damage just so they can relate and fit in and be accepted by there peers. The worst part is, the population of teens doing this to themselves has been growing drastically year by year. Pageants are a root cause of this, Teens simulate what they see or even do from these shows. Which in return hollywood broadcasts into every local magazine and television show. Its a disgusting cycle to see but were our own enemy with this one.
These Pageants even cause the contesents to subject themselves to such a standard. These girls can end up with eating disorders to just plain arrogance towards life. Not to mention how hard of an impact they place around there peers. Girls in particular today strive to make themselves better due to these pageants. They loose hope in themselves if they arent up to date with todays standards. Some girls center themselves around make up and diets and trends to such a point where they even stop caring about all the other areas of life. They would rather spend time learning how to make there cheeks rosey, then to learn about foreign wars or how to better themselves as a human.
In my own personal opinon these pageants are destroying today's youth. I've met very few girls who aren't self centered and not worrying about how there new diets working. Today lacks morals, it lacks mind power, and it lacks indivuality. I find it appauling to see many minds go to waste because of what there subjected to through pageants, magazines and televisons idea of what beauty is.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder this once was said by a merchant of venice. Sadly enough that fact is growing slimer by the day. Todays propaganda has been focused on corrupting people at the earliest of ages. Many men and woman of this generation lack there own free mind , because they were hit with such words at an age where they practice what they are told without second guess. Blame evolution , blame the media , blame whoever you want but no one is to blame but yourself for not second guessing why.
Pageants dont only hurt the contestants , they hurt the viewers as well. They allow friends and family and peers to belive that what there doing to themselves is alright and acceptable , which in return grows and lets everyone belive that. Eating disorders and revolving your life around your outer shell is nothing to be proud of let alone accept.
Most people in these contests want to make society as wonderful as themselves. That somehow if you gain enough beauty and praise for your looks it will some how suffice for succeeding in the world. Which, is why I need to make it clear that beauty contests are indeed harmful. They send out the wrong voice to people around the world. A voice telling them that starvation is control, control is tough. Bones are beautiful when thin isn't enough. And I really cant understand how girls and men for that fact portray beauty as a thin pile of what used to be human. I can grasp any logic towards men seeking woman that willingly harm themselves to impress. Let alone woman seeking men who would enjoy them suffer just to please.
A few points:
-What is considered beauty today for women is - often more than not- anorexic figures and wonderful features.
-When women place these "standards" into a contest numerous occurances take place. Women walk down an isle to brag their bodies to everyone in the world. They make themselves as noticable as possible. The main objective for a beauty pageant is to let the world see the clothes you model but that necessarily isn't the turn out. When girls and women view a beauty contest they look at what the contestants are made of. No matter the clothes worn by the beautiful women, the main attraction is their waist line, figure, height, facial features, hair color and style, pefect skin tone, make up, eyes, everything you could possibly imagine.
-It's not only woman watching beauty pageants that are necessarily harmed as much. Men are included. But women are the main target. It is often seen in society that more women are under weight compared to men. And most of the women suffering this get the impression that it is okay. When they watch a beauty pageant they idolize the women who are perfect. They idolize everything they have coming and look down upon themselves for what they don't have. Which is why beauty pageants can be so harmful. They make women want to change who they are at any cost necessary.
-It's not only the viewers who can be harmed by beauty pageants. It's understood that women who partake in beauty pageants are harmed as well. In the attempt to be the idol for women accross the country, women hold back from certain indulgances to be what every girl wants to be. Lacking security in them selves some how became an attribute every woman needs to survive the streets of the world. This is as much of a problem as gun control. When you see something that looks acceptable in the world you want to take part in it as well. Same goes for beauty pageants. It's not understood as anything wrong or harmful. Beauty pageants ares simply classified in a woman's mind to be everything you need to look forward in life. Most women don't understand the dangers beauty pageants involve. Most women today don't even care. As long as they have a public persona of perfection then they automatically gained something important in life.
-It's come to my realization that beauty pageants are some sort of sacred act. And if you are offered to take part in one you automatically made your life. That some how being in a beauty pageant is the best thing to come to you in your life. This seems to be backwards. Seeing as most women underestimate the dangers involved.
-Not to mention that today’s beauty queens and models are required to be slim. This ultimate glorification of slim built ladies has resulted in the drop of self assurance and what the viewers may think of themselves as well.
So. Maybe society defines beauty in terms of people's size and complexion, but to be frank, there is no absolute beauty. Beauty is, and is only in the eyes of the beholder. Real beauty should be defined to include their personality and over all character. All human beings are created equal, and in God’s eyes everyone is equally beautiful.
There's so much that I can say..But I want to know what you think.
"Is beauty corrupting youth?"