Beauty Pageants

Beauty Pageants

by Tamara Roleff


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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title explores the many issues of beauty pageants including the sexualization of young girls; the enjoyment pageants provide; the impact on children; the positive outcomes of participating in beauty pageants; transgenders and beauty pageants; and the; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737768251
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Social Issues
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Child Beauty Pageants Sexualize Young Girls Karen Kataline 12

2 Children Compete in Beauty Pageants Because They Enjoy Them Henry Meller 16

3 Child Beauty Pageants Give Children Unrealistic Expectations Martina M. Cartwright 21

4 Beauty Pageants Build Confidence and Poise Becca Horton 26

5 Beauty Pageants Are Not Appropriate for Young Children Vernon R. Wiehe 29

6 Beauty Pageants Are Irrelevant Jose Flores 34

7 Beauty Pageant Contestants Require Training and Coaching Like Athletes John Przybys 39

8 Beauty Pageants Celebrate Homogenity Linda Wells 44

9 Some Beauty Pageants Let Women Embrace Who They Really Are Laura Daniels 46

10 Not Irony: Beauty Pageants Make Strong Women Sabrina Nooruddin 50

11 Beauty Pageants Make Women Feel Beautiful Lingbo Li 54

12 Transgender Contestants Should Be Allowed to Compete in Beauty Pageants Emma Teitel 64

13 Transgenders Should Not Be Allowed to Compete in Beauty Pageants Jesse Kline 68

14 Transgender Beauty Pageants Are a Sign of Progress Kate Linthicum 71

15 All Women, Even Transgenders, Should Give Up Beauty Pageants Suzi Parker 76

16 The Miss USA Beauty Pageant Was Rigged Sheena Monnin, as told to Ann Curry 79

Organizations to Contact 83

Bibliography 86

Index 90

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