Saturday, January 12, 2013

Beauty Pageants Are No Good

Apparently they crowned a new Miss America. Which makes this a good time to mention how much beauty pageants creep me out.

These things seem to be tests of how well women can perform femininity, with men ranking them on their ability to do so. That is not in any way a legitimate measure of how awesome women are, and it's a distraction from the actual ways of being awesome. The sooner we're done with this nonsense, and the more we encourage admiration of the women who have made advances in socially beneficial fields like science, teaching, and public administration, the better off we'll be.
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