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Old June 5th, 2002, 11:09 AM
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Beauty Contests

There has been a spurt in Beauty contests with women parading before audience in skimpy dresses. I am against them becos:

1. It is degradation of womanhood.
2. It concentrates on outer beuty as against inner beauty (Mother Theresa)
3. It destroys the morals of society
4. It is against Indian Culture (both Hindu and Muslim )
5. It is a ploy by Westerners at cultural domination as these contests are of multi-national making.

Is all this right? Must we for a few rupees destroy thye very fabric of our culture?

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Old June 5th, 2002, 11:11 AM
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In beauty contests. we have women strutting around in skimpy dresses because men would look funny doing the same.
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What this beauty contest is doing in Indian Politics forum
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In beauty contests. we have women strutting around in skimpy dresses because men would look funny doing the same.
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Imagining ... ... enri walking on stage in skimpy dressess......

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I do not find anything wrong with them.

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chonglee... gadaar.. mardjaat ke dushman.. abe saal me ek baar oogle karne ka maukaa miltaa hai aur tujh ko is par bhi objection.. are ladkiyon ka pared nahi hogaa to kyaa gaay bhainson ka parade karvaayega..

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there is a fine line between admiring beauty and vulgarity.

Whenever a contest or a contestant crosses that, it causes all sorts of problems for everybody.
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Beauty Contests are essentially a Western construct. Do we need it? Is it not Western hegemony?? Do we say the Star-spangled banner instead of Janaganamana? Then why beauty contests?? THINK!!!!!
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CAll me a broad minded dude ,but I am a great admirer of beauty shows both for men as well as for men .

I might not have had the same views had I been born before Christ .
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Yes I am THINK!!!ing.

As long as women are not being forced into it, why should anyone object? If they want to win fame and money by showing of their bodies, more power to them. They are exercising a freedom of choice. As long as it is not against the law, it is fine. If you are asking that this be outlawed, then you obviously belong with the Taliban or something.

Why stop with women .. then we outlaw the Mr. Universe contest, all sports contests (after all they are only showing off their basketball skills, not their "internal beauty")?

What culture are you talking about anyway? The one where its ok to kill a person because he is not of your religion/caste/mindset but its not ok to have beauty contests? That is the culture you want to protect?
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Beauty Contests are essentially a Western construct. Do we need it? Is it not Western hegemony?? Do we say the Star-spangled banner instead of Janaganamana? Then why beauty contests?? THINK!!!!!
chingaree, ever been to gujarat?
heard of Navaratri?

one of the purposes of Navratri(I believe) was to provide a platform for the females to "show off" in order to attract the best male for her. So is it a bad idea?

To "show off" is the prerogative of the females.....to Woo is the duty of the male.
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Smelli,

As long as women are not being forced into it, why should anyone object? If they want to win fame and money by showing of their bodies, more power to them. They are exercising a freedom of choice. As long as it is not against the law, it is fine.

1. Why dont we permit ppl to go nude? Its against morality - right? Everything cannot be a matter of choice. You see, Beauty contests are a ploy to sell us lipsticks and shampoo when what we need is food and education.

2. You say that "as long as it is not against the law" - I am asking that we pass a law banning them

3. You say "If they want to win fame and money by showing of their bodies, more power to them". Im not against women having fame and power. But do it a way that does not degrade womanhood - See Mo Theresa, M. Curies, etc

4. Beauty contests are discriminatory to Muslim women who have to wear the veil. Ever thought of their rights? Just for the sake of 2000 odd participants, you cannot ignore 200 mill Muslims and a majority of right thinking Hindus

5. Ideas have to be in consonance with thye culture. Tell me - are BCs in consonance with Indian culture??

6. Even most women are against BCs

7. Must we spend so much of national resources in a poor country like ours??

In sum - let women have power the proper way - not this shamagammy way plz.


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one of the purposes of Navratri(I believe) was to provide a platform for the females to "show off" in order to attract the best male for her. So is it a bad idea?
I didn't know that I don't believe in that either...

She called u Diplu again...
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