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Sat May 4, 2019, 11:51 AM

1st in History... Miss USA, America, Teen

all Black Women...

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 12:03 PM

1. I guess that's progress. It's still a nauseating concept.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Sat May 4, 2019, 12:43 PM

2. I can't believe

that in this day and age, there still are beauty contests.



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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sat May 4, 2019, 02:03 PM

9. They're hardly "beauty contests" anymore. You should learn about what these women accomplish.

"Beauty" is only a small part of who wins. For example, Miss USA is a civil litigation attorney who received her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University. I dont think she's under any pressure to enter the contest.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 12:57 PM

3. There used to be separate contests.

There was a Black Miss America, or maybe it was a Miss Black America, because being born and raised in America and being black apparently wasn't enough to allow a woman to be "Miss America".

There are a lot of people who have mixed feelings about pageants, but they really are about more than looks.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #3)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:14 PM

4. They may be about "more than looks" but they are still obviously in large part about looks.

It’s just that they’re good looking plus they have other positive qualities.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #4)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:30 PM

5. I guess plain girls and women don't have those 'other' attributes.

Everyone knows that Playboy magazine is about more than sexualizing women too.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:42 PM

6. Hey, my heart is pure since I only looked at Playboy to read the letters!

It's long been my opinion that ALL women are beautiful and I'm glad to see evidence that some other people feel the same way.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:57 PM

7. I was thinking exactly that.

The listing of the “playmates’” interests/hobbies is quite parallel.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #7)

Sat May 4, 2019, 02:49 PM

11. Interests: Civil rights attorney & MBA.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #11)

Sat May 4, 2019, 03:38 PM

12. Civil litigation, not civil rights.

Even so, it’s hardly a competition about who’s the smartest, the best attorney or MBA...

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Response to JudyM (Reply #4)

Sat May 4, 2019, 06:31 PM

13. I was making a factual point.

I was not offering a ringing endorsement of the pageant concept or its place in modern society. I have seen pageants where the young women were not all, or even largely, striking. With the right make-up application, even "plain girls" can take on a glamorous facade.

And that is not exactly a ringing endorsement of cosmetics "culture". Speaking of which, every culture has its own ideas and standards about beauty. Symmetry of features is almost universally appreciated, because it indicates essential genetic health.

As for the notion that it is sexist to judge women on their looks-- the general idea of "attractiveness" goes beyond instinctive or conditioned breeding decisions and touches on the general sense of who and what people are drawn to--or attracted to, as it were.

It is natural and reasonable for people to gravitate towards those whom they consider attractive. The truly frightening concept is that ideas of beauty can be manipulated to the point where any derivation from a narrow norm pushes people into categories where they are devalued and offered no consideration as equal members of a society.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 02:33 PM

10. Hmmmmmm, Miss USA is so beautiful AND so smart......

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