I can absolutely recommend Lyz’s book God Land if you enjoyed this article! It’s a thoughtful look at women and Christianity in the “heartland” after the wake of the 2016 election, and how many of us who identify as Christian felt that shift after the election. But it’s about a lot of other stuff too, and it made me… Read more
I feel bad for the women (and their families) that have put in so much work and sacrifice for a chance to compete in something that they’ve been convinced means everything but could very well be streaming on Crackle for all anyone knows or cares. I honestly wasn’t sure if Miss America was still even a thing. Just put… Read more
No matter how you change the rules, it will always be about that. And I know that and they know that. These women know what a pageant is, it’s just that they know they can win. And if the entire enterprise of femininity is fucked, then why not find ways to win where you can? Why not capitalize on it and earn a little… Read more
Two votes! a positively gorgeous read. Thanks, Lyz!
The goal posts, they keep shifting.
I can watch this GIF all goddamn day.