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Raelyn Pirtle April 20, 2007 English 112 Rogerian Argument Pageants: Beauty or Beast? Are beauty pageants a negative aspect of our society? Or are they just simple fun contests to see which woman looks the best in a swim suit or evening gown? Many people will side with the latter view. Those that believe that beauty pageants are a good thing often give the reasons of scholarship and leadership. Many people also believe that pageants are a source of entertainment for society. As Kate Shindle states in her article praising beauty pageants, “. ..Miss America contestants and the Miss America Organization have much to be proud of. The pageant is the nation's largest provider of women's scholarships, and encourages thousands of young women to take leadership roles in their communities.” Winners of beauty contests will usually travel the country and talk to thousands of people about a specific cause such as AIDS, breast cancer, or teenage pregnancies. Beauty pageants do offer excellent leadership opportunities and distribute
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