Miss America Fights Post-pageant Racism With A Beauty Queen’s Poise

Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

. . . It would be a wonderful message for younger girls, to tell them that regardless of how dark or light they are, it doesnt have to matter. Her SUV, which has circled the Kennedy Center driveway twice now to give her a few more minutes to chat during the short drive, pulls up by the entrance to the Hall of States. Its time for another whisk-away.
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Sally Beauty Not As Attractive Thanks To Soft Summer Sales

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Beauty Pageants and High School Queens: Is it Psychologically Good for Us?

Jessee Vasold, a male-to-female transgender became homecoming queen in 2009 at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and a 19-year-old named Devon, also a male-to-female transgender student still undergoing transition was voted her school’s Junior Homecoming Princess. In the last case Devon was elected to the queen’s role without letting on about her status and prior to having sex reassignment surgery. So what does all this news amount to? Is crowning any girl — a still transitioning or fully transitioned transgender woman, an Arab, a Muslim, or none of these categories — to become a high school or college homecoming queen, or beauty pageant winner a good thing? Is it healthy for any group of females to be submitting themselves to the organized judgment of others — to determine who is most worthy to be crowned among us? And when it comes to younger ages, are the French right that sexualizing young girls in order to place them in beauty contests is detrimental to their psychological health? The French are perhaps the first to officially recognize that it is not healthy for young girls organized by adults — to try to fit stereotyped gender roles and compete in popularity contest in large or whole part based on sexualized ideals of beauty that have nothing to do with innocence or childhood.
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