Monday, November 17, 2008
Someone tell me, why do I think beauty pageants are creepy?
Because I'm so confused. Every time I try to think of a reason, I also think of something to invalidate it. Like:
me: they're creepy because they celebrate outer beauty and beauty is just something you're born with and have no control over.
me2: but the ability to do math? that's also sort of a talent you're born with. and math contests aren't creepy.
me: yes, but math you have to work really hard at.
me2: but Miss Provo works out 2-3 hours a day. and if working out for 2-3 hours a day isn't work, I don't know what is.
me: yes, but math is actually useful.
me2: well, beauty is useful, too. people enjoy things that are aesthetically pleasing. when you have beautiful people working for you, people like them better and then they like you better and you can do your job better. (or sell products better or teach classes better or finalize deals better.) So beauty is highly useful, too.
my bff thinks that they're creepy because they're selling beauty as sex.
that might explain part of it, but there is still no light bulb clicking on in my head that says AhHA! THAT's it!
So y'all tell me. What about beauty pageants is so dang creepy?!