Well, the Miss America pageant was a fun thing wasn’t it? Sad to see it go the way of 8-track and dial-up internet. As is the case with the NFL, the left has been dying to get rid of the Miss America pageant for a long time. I must admit, the way they did it was a stroke of genius. They convinced the pageant to drop the swimsuit portion of competition based on #MeToo logic.
I’m sorry. Millions of people aren’t going to tune in – especially in this day and age of Netflix, YouTube, and a thousand or more channels available via satellite – to watch Miss This or Miss That play piano, provide by rote “acceptable” answers to deliberately-charged psuedo-academic questions, or wear an evening gown.
Now, before you go all #MeToo, let’s note who the left’s current standard bearer for all-things-feminist is these days.
Pause and let things sink in for a moment.
Then realize, the current paradigm suggests that it is somehow wrong for Miss Any State to strut her stuff wearing a one-piece swimsuit because that might condone sexualization and objectification of women. But the Susan B. Anthony of the 21st century is Stormy Daniels, who made a career wearing nothing, subjecting herself to all sorts of sexualization and objectification, and went on to make even more money on her “Make America Horny Again” tour and oodles of free media-provided publicity.
That’s right. It’s somehow wrong to put Miss Any State in a bikini and have her walk the stage. That’s anti-women. The pro-women thing to do is throw Miss Any State in a porn flick buck-naked and have her do things that, well, take place in the kinds of films Stormy Daniels made.
So why is this happening?
The answer is simple. Fundamental transformation. Remember?
The concept of the beauty pageant goes back a long ways. Its roots are deep. At one of the local Volunteer Fire Department stations near where I reside in Maryland, they have a hall where they conduct various fund raising events for the fire service. There are pictures on one wall in that hall. Some show beauty pageant scenes going as far back as at least the 1970s. None are lurid. There isn’t a single one I’d be embarrassed to be caught looking it. There isn’t a single one a child shouldn’t look at. They depict women, often dressed as they might have at the beach in Ocean City on a summer day. Truth be told, I can drive a couple hours out to Ocean City or any given Delaware beach and see women more scantily-clad than what beauty pageants traditionally have offered.
Certainly none of the pictures at the fire station feature Miss VFD of Whatever year contorted into the many contortions Stormy Daniels pretzeled herself in any one of her many films.
The left though wants to eradicate all that is traditional, wholesome, and quintessentially American. So, beauty pageants must be done away with and where better to start than the Miss America contest? There must be some other hallmark of sexuality to take its place, hence the elevation of a porn star to near Susan B. Anthony by the left.
That’s why it is somehow, in 2018 America, simultaneously wrong to look at a woman wearing a swimsuit but virtue is measured by the performance (pun intended) of a porn star currently on a tour of strip joints.
Image: Excerpted from: Toglenn – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55030908