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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 05:41 PM
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"Miss Homeless" Contest
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Women's rights groups have slammed a Miss Homeless contest in Belgium that ended when a 58-year-old woman won the first prize of a rent free flat for a year.

Therese Van Belle, 58, beat nine other finalists in the contest who will now all go back on the streets.

Organiser Aline Duportail said the competition was meant to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.

But woman's rights activist Jacqueline Aubenas said: "I am outraged. These girls that turned into puppets parodying their own life is an absolute pathetic."

The contest was judged over two months with elimination rounds that culminated in a final that included catwalk skills and fashion judgement....

Is this a tad more insulting than counseling?

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