Archive: Pageants' relevance
If there is one thing that these competitive beauties will have absolutely no impact on, it's world peace!
By Garrison Wynn | February 10, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)
Even as the pageant is becoming outmoded in an era when measured are measured by achievements rather than by looks, the pageant satisfies a need we have in this country for positive role models and for entertainment.
By Jan Scruggs | February 8, 2010; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)
Beauty contests are a throwback to an era when girls and women were supposed to look a certain way, walk with hips swaying just so, talk in a vaguely vacuous style that would never threaten a man's intellectual sense of himself.
By Patricia McGuire | February 8, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)
Do athletics measure success? Do pageants measure success? No, but they do provide an avenue for us to focus our attention and build our self-esteem.
By Misti Burmeister | February 8, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (1)
The Miss America pageant title is a legitimate win with no less pageantry than that of American Idol, the election of a political candidate, or the selection of an Oscar-winning movie. And if the pageant is outdated, someone better tell the media and newspapers.
By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | February 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)