On Sunday, July 19 the administrators of some Mexican beauty pageants’s websites organized an online meeting to create a joint initiative. This is how was born the movement of „United Against Violence Against the Beauty Contests’s Community” („Unidos Contra La Violencia Ejercida Hacia La Comunidad De Los Concursos De Belleza”). Its task will be to defend the rights to freely select candidates, generate content that promotes the image of beauty contests or to fight with the spread of unfavorable stereotypes about beauty contests.
The initiative entitled „United Against Violence Against the Beauty Contests’s Community” („Unidos Contra La Violencia Ejercida Hacia La Comunidad De Los Concursos De Belleza”) brought together the administrators of websites such as Detrás de la corona, The Queen Club, Miss Earth Mexico Fans Oficial, Miss Mexico News, Club MX, Karawisa Beauty Analyst, Miss Mexico Fans Oficial, Miss Universe International Pageant and Mexicana Universal Fans Oficial.
During the online meeting that took place in last Sunday, July 19 the administrators of the above-mentioned websites decided to conduct joint activities aimed at fighting against unfavorable stereotypes about beauty contests, creating content which promotes the image of beauty contests or providing information on social works conducted by beauty queens.
The agreement concluded between the administrators provides for the following activities under the initiative:
– generating on social media ( such as Twitter) the content which image-enhancing of beauty contests.
– breaking down of wrong stereotypes about beauty contests and their participants by creating video materials.
– interactive exchange experiences and personal testimonies about the value of the beauty contests’s community between website administrators and their recipients.
– using the hashtag #LosConcursosEmpoderan for published articles.
– publications of information about social works and charitable activities carried out by the national beauty queens (this applies to charitable activities and social projects related to extreme poverty, marginalization, discrimination or disability).
The action taken by the beauty contests’s community in Mexico is follows a storm caused by Mexican MPs, who suggested that the organization of beauty contests is a form of symbolic violence against women, so it should be curtailed and public funding stopped. More about it:
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