Women in Mexico City protested the holding of the Ms. Universe beauty pageant in their place on the ground that is it a form of abuse against women, a derogatory practice of taking undue advantage of women’s bodies.
I strongly disagree. The women who participated in the pageant are mostly intelligent persons, if not all, who know what they are doing. These women joined the pageant to get an experience of a lifetime, an experience which is destiny-shaping and improves their lives, mostly by raising their social status and their capacity to earn. These women are given the chance to be famous and be a speaker for the cause of a foundation.
While it may be true that there are negative things that are also happening to foundations handling beauty pageants, the positive things far outweigh them. I hate to think that the protesters in Mexico City are people who are frustrated that they do not have the grace and beauty to be a beauty contestant.