Miss America Pageant Will No Longer Judge Contestants Based on Outward Appearance
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Miss America Pageant Will No Longer Judge Contestants Based on Outward Appearance

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/05/us/miss-america-swimsuit-trnd/index.html

Seems a little odd to me — thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject:

It's an antiquated event that outlived its relevance by about twenty years. Someone (Meg Greenfield, I think?) once wrote that the pageant was missing a key component: At the end, the patriarch of the tribe was supposed to take the winner away and bed her.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject:

This has gone too far.
Plenty of women out there still want to be objectified by men . They work hard to have nice bodies. It takes hard work and sacrifice to have a stellar, sexy bod. Why is that suddenly a bad thing?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
It's an antiquated event that outlived its relevance by about twenty years. Someone (Meg Greenfield, I think?) once wrote that the pageant was missing a key component: At the end, the patriarch of the tribe was supposed to take the winner away and bed her.


that's why trump bought the pageant
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject:

What's the Miss America Pageant?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject:

dubaholic1 wrote:
This has gone too far.
Plenty of women out there still want to be objectified by men . They work hard to have nice bodies. It takes hard work and sacrifice to have a stellar, sexy bod. Why is that suddenly a bad thing?

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It's a backlash to what is in the white house.


Well, I don’t know that any woman wants to be objectified by men. But clearly, there are a lot of women that don’t mind being judged on their looks. So if they don’t mind it, don’t see the problem.

Just get rid of it. Does anyone even care about it anymore?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:15 am    Post subject:

Wont be long before we all have a shot at Mr. Universe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject:

She has a nice personality.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject:

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Wont be long before we all have a shot at Mr. Universe.


Finally!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject:

Are they going to interview them behind a screen like the dating game or something? Maybe they'll just phone it in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject:

Lets just put them in hijabs and be done with it already
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject:

Isn't the outward appearance pretty much the meaning of the whole event? And I would guess also the main attraction? I don't think this will be a successful business model even though there might be enough voices supporting the decision (for political reasons).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject:

dubaholic1 wrote:
Lets just put them in hijabs and be done with it already


Knock it off. There's plenty of porn for you to objectify. It's high time we start actually teaching young women they are worth more than your appreciation of their nice body, instead of through such things as pageants, teaching them that that is their primary value.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject:

I'm not a pageant patron. I haven't watched a beauty pageant in years. I understand the changing society that wants to teach women their worth. Teaching is a misnomer because they already know their worth. I don't think changing the format of the Miss America Pageant will do much to accomplish that.

Miss America is a institution to a degree. Changing the format may help some women but it may also hurt others. You eliminate one group, install another. Which group should we hold higher?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject:

Pfft. Who cares?

I'd rather watch women play soccer than strut around in bikinis.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject:

LakersRGolden wrote:
Are they going to interview them behind a screen like the dating game or something? Maybe they'll just phone it in.


And mask their voice while they’re at it? Haha

If this was Miss Einstein, and they were judging on looks, that would be wrong, obviously.

But is it wrong to allow a woman to be judged on her looks, if that’s what she wishes? (i.e. IG Models).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
dubaholic1 wrote:
Lets just put them in hijabs and be done with it already


Knock it off. There's plenty of porn for you to objectify. It's high time we start actually teaching young women they are worth more than your appreciation of their nice body, instead of through such things as pageants, teaching them that that is their primary value.


Wow you literally spouted opposing views, in one sentence.

Impressive even by your standards.

Since we cant objectify women in a pageant anymore, lets just burka them up and have them tell us super important things like this
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject:

PLATNUM wrote:
Gimme_the_rock wrote:
Wont be long before we all have a shot at Mr. Universe.


Finally!!


I think I look amazing in a thong. Pm me, I'm happy to share pics
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject:

Do men watch Miss America/Miss Universe? I thought it was catered to women and its demographic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject:

dubaholic1 wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
dubaholic1 wrote:
Lets just put them in hijabs and be done with it already


Knock it off. There's plenty of porn for you to objectify. It's high time we start actually teaching young women they are worth more than your appreciation of their nice body, instead of through such things as pageants, teaching them that that is their primary value.


Wow you literally spouted opposing views, in one sentence.

Impressive even by your standards.

Since we cant objectify women in a pageant anymore, lets just burka them up and have them tell us super important things like this


Nah, not conflicting. I’m not against people doing what they want, but I think pageants are marketed as wholesome and mainstream, and the women in them as ideals of femininity. Porn actresses are just porn actresses, and while I support their right to pursue their trade, they aren’t held up as role models. There’s nuance in the world my friend, it isn’t porn or a burka.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject:

GoldenChild wrote:
Do men watch Miss America/Miss Universe? I thought it was catered to women and its demographic.


The major draw is women, but the swimsuits are a draw for men.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject:

GoldenChild wrote:
Do men watch Miss America/Miss Universe? I thought it was catered to women and its demographic.


target demo is bored mother (bleep)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject:

so the Miss America Pageant can now be a radio only event?

Miss USA > Miss America

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject:

Seems odd to me a woman who won the pageant on looks wants to change the format. I wonder what her motivation to do so is?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
so the Miss America Pageant can now be a radio only event?

Miss USA > Miss America

"Miss America is the girl next door.....Miss USA is the girl you wished lived next door."


I honestly didn't know they were different titles from different pageants until I read this.
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