Posts Tagged ‘Miss D.C.’

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!

Sexual Assault or Lovers’ Quarrel?

Yesterday, I wrote about the Washington Examiner's characterization of Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey's sexual assault as a "bar fight." Actually, a man sexually assaulted Corey, and she defended herself physically in order to protect herself from further attack.
Today, Amanda Marcotte filed a helpful post identifying how media outlets routinely describe assaults against women in [...]

Examiner‘s Solution to Bad Sexual Assault Reporting: Victim-Blame!

After Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey's claim that the Washington Examiner mischaracterized her sexual assault as a simple "bar fight," reporter Tara Palmeri first defended herself by claiming she doesn't always write her own stories. Now, the paper has revealed its second line of defense: Accusing Corey of being a bad sexual assault victim.

Examiner Called On Sexual Assault Coverage, Cites Intern Defense

Last month, Washington Examiner gossip columnists Tara Palmeri and Nikki Schwab drafted a hot little item about Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey "kicking some tail at the local bars." Corey, the gossips reported, recently physically defended herself after being repeatedly "spanked," "touched," "pushed," "slapped," and "sexually harassed" by men in public. Corey's got a [...]

Miss D.C. Jen Corey on Groping, Cat-Calling, and Smack-Downs

Some consensual touching at the 2010 Capital Pride Parade
This weekend, Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey graciously agreed to march alongside City Paper at the 2010 Capital Pride Parade. Along with her support of the LGBT community, Corey has been outspoken about D.C.'s groping problem as her reign draws to a close. The Miss D.C. organization [...]

Lessons Learned From the Pride Parade

On Saturday, I had the honor of marching in the 2010 Capital Pride Pride alongside Miss. D.C. Jen Corey and other City Paper luminaries. Here's what I learned:

I Love a Parade

Exciting news! The Washington City Paper will be repping The Sexist in a float (OK: a pick-up truck) in tomorrow's Capital Pride Parade. Joining us in the back of said pick-up truck will be Miss D.C. Jen Corey, who has dedicated part of her reign to becoming an outspoken advocate for victims of street harassment [...]

Miss D.C. Talks Groping; NBC 4 Is Shocked and Confused

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Miss D.C. Jen Corey discusses defending herself against gropers with body-slams and head-locks on NBC4. AWESOME. She also makes some really important points about public sexual assault:

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 [...]

In Search of the Next Miss D.C.

Are you among the District's elite pool of "talented, intelligent young women from all parts of D.C., who are between the ages of 17-24 and who live, work or attend school in the District of Columbia"? "Miss District of Columbia Scholarship Organization, Inc." wants you!

Think you've got the talent (35%), interview skills (25%), formal wear [...]