Posts Tagged ‘miss america’

Beauty Pageants Meet LGBT Activism

I've never been a big fan of one way beauty pageants choose to award scholarship money to young women (Swimsuits! Why did it have to be swimsuits!). But pageant contestants using the competition to campaign for LGBT rights and gender-based activism? I'll take that!

Mr. and Miss Capital Pride Shall Not Get High, Destroy Things, Wear Black Jeans

Traditional beauty pageants come with all sorts of strange entrance requirements. In order to compete in the Miss America pageant, for example, a constestant must be an unmarried woman who has always been female, has never been pregnant, and has never engaged in any "immoral" or "indecent" activities.
D.C.'s annual LGBT pageant, Mr. and Miss Capital [...]

Miss D.C. Meets Grope With Body Slam

This year, I wrote a series about public sexual assaults in the District, and how victims respond to them. I separated typical victim responses into four categories: freezing, talking back, fighting back, and reporting to police. As of Saturday evening, Miss District of Columbia 2009 Jennifer Corey officially falls in to the exacting physical pain [...]

Deadline for Miss District of Columbia Approaches

Do you have "ideas and plans and goals"? Have you "so much to offer the world"? Are you a pretty lady (pictured)? Enter the 2009 Miss District of Columbia competition!