Political correctness is out of control in 2018.
Men can be women. Women can be men. Liberals are boycotting a chicken sandwich restaurant because the owner said something they don’t like 6 years ago. And on and on and on.
The latest SJW victory occurred recently when the Miss America Pageant decided that it was sexist to have contestants wear bathing suits.
Apparently, physical beauty is overrated in the competition.
From Fox News:
The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance.
The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day.
But it has run into resistance to the swimsuit, and to a lesser extent, evening gown competitions, that had come by some to be seen as outdated. An email scandal last December in which former Miss America officials denigrated the intelligence, appearance and sex lives of former title winners led to a shake-up at the top, and the group’s top three leadership positions are now held by women.
Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization’s board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
“We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you,” she said.
But, that’s how the permanently offended class operates today.
However, not everyone is on board.
One former Miss America runner-up has something to say about this PC nonsense.
In a new editorial, a former Miss America contestant noted that the recently canceled bikini competition wasn’t “demeaning.” Instead, she claims the competition was “inherently feminist.”
I hadn’t anticipated how much colder it was going to be out on stage in the air-conditioned auditorium. Sharing the same space with the fans and judges suddenly made all the distance disappear. My racing heart seemed to slow down as a calmness gradually came over me. Years of anxiety — of both fearing and wanting this moment — evaporated. The tension in my jaw melted away, replaced by a genuine grin. I felt not just confident, but unstoppable. In an instant, it was over.
Walking out in a bikini before a crowd cheering my name gave me a rush and sense of courage I never thought possible. I know will never again be able to get that feeling.
Lee went on to criticize the elimination of the bikini phase of the pageant:
Still, dropping the swimwear category is a loss to the contest. It delivered a powerful message: that beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive and that you can be a feminist and flaunt your body. Letting contestants don the bikini was inherently feminist because women made that choice for themselves. Future participants will be forced into a new form of sexism, one that emerges out of today’s popular feminist narrative. It may be driven by contemporary ideas, but it disguises the same, familiar barriers and judgments surrounding women’s decisions.
She’s absolutely right.
There is nothing sexist about appreciating the female body in fact it’s the exact opposite. It’s empowering. Or at least it should be.