I don't typically post about things like this, but after watching the Miss America pageant on Sunday, I feel like I should. Every year, I watch the Miss America pageant in January as yet another beautiful woman is crowned. People say that the organization is a good thing, and I totally understand their point. Miss America is a role model for young girls. She has a platform and a cause that she stands for. She receives college scholarship money to further her education. She travels the country for a year representing women everywhere and visiting charities and organizations. I get it! But why is it that we have then parade around the stage in evening gowns and bikinis to choose who that winner will be? Why do these women spend hours working out, getting waxed, going tanning, buying dresses, doing their nails, and painting their faces with makeup in order to dance on stage for the title? This makes no sense to me.
Pageants in general make no sense to me to be totally honest. The show Toddlers in Tiaras is disturbing to me, and I would never put my child through that. I believe in women who are educated, strong, and independent. Women who are leaders. I believe in respecting yourself enough to look decent every day, but I also believe that you should not go overboard on your outward appearance. You don't need five pounds of black eyeliner to look beautiful. I realize I have posted a few times about this before (see posts here and here), but it's simply my personal opinion. Love yourself, walk with confidence, and never hide that you're a strong, intelligent woman just to get a guy's attention.
Okay, I'm going to step off my soap box now. Again, I don't normally go on rants about things, but today I just felt like putting it all out there! Feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions below. :)