Tag Archives: Miss America

Quick hit: Anu Bhagwati on the military and Miss America

TweetAt the MAKERS blog yesterday, friend of the site and no-joke total badass Anu Bhagwati, President of the Service Women’s Action Network, had a few things to say about Sgt. Theresa Vail, who represented the great state of Colorado in last weekend’s Miss America pageant. Bhagwati questions the media coverage of Vail and notes that [...]
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Indian-American who has suffered from bulimia crowned Miss America; reactions are predictably terrible

Tweet On Friday Chloe asked if we should do away with beauty pageants. She argued that pageants are a kind of “low-hanging fruit” of feminism, part of a much larger problem relating to how we think about what it means to be a “good” woman. Now that the pageant is over and Miss America has been [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 50 years ago, today. The stigma of loving transgender women. “When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?” Urban Outfitters #fail. This is exceptionalism we don’t need. One classroom, two genders. Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem. What Scandal gets right, and wrong. 9/11 and communities of color. Aziz Ansari, Boom. [...]
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Should we do away with beauty pageants?

TweetOur girl Courtney Martin says yes. In the Times’s Room for Debate, Courtney calls them outdated, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman’s ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful: Let’s face it: the most beautiful women you’ve ever encountered would be total [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetOnly sluts straddle motorbikes, amirite? Forty years of Roe and we’ve never been so scared. Justice Sotomayor will be the first Latina to swear in a president. Wronging Rights asks: “What if we responded to sexual assault by limiting men’s freedom like we limit women’s?” (Trigger warning) The Guardian‘s Suzanne Moore leaves Twitter after revealing [...]
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