Miss America Scraps Swimsuit Competition: "Women Will No Longer Be Judged On Appearance"

In the latest effort to signal as much virtue as possible, the Miss America beauty contest is scrapping its swimsuit and evening-gown section and will no longer be judged on physical appearance. Contestants will instead be asked to demonstrate their "passion, intelligence and overall understanding of the job of Miss America."

"We are no longer a pageant," Gretchen Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said on "GMA." "We are a competition."

"I could have never expected what would happen when I sued my former employer at Fox News for sexual harassment 22 months ago, but look what has happened," she said.

"Thousands of women have been inspired to know that they can stand up and speak up and their voices will be heard."

Carlson added, "If I’ve been a beacon of hope to any woman in that process, it has been worth it."

As GMA reports, The Miss America organization courted controversy earlier this year when internal emails were released from the group's former CEO Sam Haskell. In the leaked emails, Haskell, who later resigned, and others were insulting the appearance, intellect and personal lives of former pageant winners, including Carlson.

Carlson went to add that :

"We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’ so guess what, you don’t have to do that anymore,"

We wonder how long it will before the contestants will be wearing a full burka to avoid any potential judgment.

"Who doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul."

Carlson - who was crowned Miss America in 1989 and has more recently been an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual harassment and a champion of the #MeToo movement - went on:

“It’s going to be what comes out of [the candidates’] mouths that we’re interested in, when they talk about their social-impact initiatives.”

How long before high-school football are decide not by the score but by the color of the uniforms and average GPA?

Why not avoid crowning a winner in 'Miss America' altogether and gives everyone a trophy - surely that would be the most 'equal' opportunity way to run the so-called beauty contest?

Is Miss America about to morph into a spelling bee?

How long before Miss America invites men to participate?

Does this mean that beauty-judgment-free "Miss America" will compete against the rest-of-the-world in the Miss Universe beauty pageant? (And how long before Trump's former Miss Universe pageant is 'boycotted-threat'-ed into following America's lead?

Comments

HopefulCynical bobcatz Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:05 Permalink

...Miss America beauty contest is scrapping its swimsuit and evening-gown section and will no longer be judged on physical appearance.

Then we will no longer watch, or give a shit about Miss America. Good luck funding that shit from your three pink-haired dildo-riding misandrist hamplanet viewers.

These MeToo idiots fail to understand that after SHTF, trad gender roles WILL become the norm again. Survival will require it to happen. Women, as bearers of the offspring, are judged on their appearance, as it directly correlates to health and fertility. They also, as the physically weaker sex, need to do the things that can do, freeing up the males to do the things THEY can do. Both sexes can look after children and keep a home clean. Chopping down trees and hunting large animals, however, are very different endeavors.

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JimmyJones toady Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:13 Permalink

This failure will be Epic. 

Now if one of Trumps sons could start another pageant, that is solely a Lingerie / Swimsuit competition (maybe a shooting competition as well) he will get a ton of views while also trolling the crap out of the Leftist.  It needs to be broadcast only over the internet at the same time of this so called Pageant.

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nope-1004 Stan522 Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:21 Permalink

Society has placed a HUGE deal on looks.  Women don't care what men think of how they look, they only care about how other women look and what other women think of them.

More women watched the damn show than men.  The point of this is what?  Deprave women from judging women?

 

 

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RAT005 Leakanthrophy Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:51 Permalink

We're all preaching to the choir. I'll mention that these women have climbed the ranks of national beauty pageants to get where they are.  It's what they know.  More than most women, they are least capable of being judged based on less material characteristics.

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Sir Edge TheWholeYearInn Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

Well Ok... So Who Is Doing This... ???????

 
Who Owns Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss Teen America...

 
The Company who owns those is WME/WMI... 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris_Endeavor

 
Ok... So... Who Runs Those Companies ???

 
The Co-CEO's of This Company are
 

Israeli - Jewish - (((Ari Emanuel)))
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Emanuel

 
and... wait for it...
 

Israeli - Jewish - (((Patrick Whitesell)))
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Whitesell

 
For God's Sake and Christ's Too... Please don't criticize these
CEO's... for changing America for their interests...
 

That would be Anti Semitic...     

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Stan522 nope-1004 Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:49 Permalink

"Women don't care what men think of how they look"

 

Only ugly women and deniers don't care what men think. The vast majority will still be spending an hour before most social events trying on various outfits and trying to figure out which outfit doesn't make them look too fat, or perhaps suggestive, or not suggestive enough.

Anyone who is married, knows EXACTLY what I am saying.......

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