The example of the riots in Kaduna is misleading; there were serious underlying tensions that were the root cause. They should live their lives in such a way that parents naturally encourage skills that are good and positive.
Is being beautiful an accomplishment? The beauty of a fit, healthy, well-proportioned human form is something from which we can all take pleasure, and beauty contests, along with other forms of art, are vehicles which enable us to do so.
With pageants, there can be a slight negativity around body image because a lot of contestants might take up drastic diets to try and lose many kilos before the show, which is not a healthy, sustainable way to reach your idea body weight.
The older I grow, the less judgemental I like to be of others. Ideal masculinity, while in itself potentially damaging to men, tends to be construed in much wider and less restrictive terms - it is notable that male beauty contests, judging men on their physical appearance, are much less popular than female ones.
Beauty Contests Are Harmful Yes because A tan, whether you get it on the beach, in a bed, or through incidental exposure, is bad news, any way you acquire it.
Not only does it cause low self-esteem in young girls, but it also sexualizes them.