Friday, May 1, 2009

I have a dream

I have a dream:

That one day young women will not be judged on the suppleness of their skin or curvaceousness of their bodies, but by the content of their character.

This whole miss USA pageant drives me mad. Why are we nitpicking about gay marriage when we have the women dress in the exact same swimsuit (thus anonymizing them) and flaunt their bodies for thirty seconds. You can't tell much about a girl by gawking at her for a few seconds. It does not promote differentiation of substance (only of the matter that makes up their bodies), nor does it promote creativity, strength, character, or any other "values" of the pageant. The swimsuit competition is purely a ratings grabber, because they couldn't hold men's attention otherwise. The poor girls' bodies are sold, plain and simple.

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