PhlegmFatale
dartmouth1704
2/20/20
3:07 PM
30

Miss Congeniality (the movie, not the award) is definitely the best thing to come out of the beauty pageant phenomenon.

2/20/20
3:04 PM
32

I was thinking ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous.’ I can’t read this story without thinking about ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous.’

2/20/20
3:04 PM
17

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

2/20/20
2:56 PM
24

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

2/20/20
2:21 PM
2

Awesome article. That Dunlap comment about MeToo was utterly baffling, I even read the linked article itself and it did not help at all.
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2/20/20
2:16 PM
39

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

2/20/20
1:19 PM
6

Two votes! a positively gorgeous read. Thanks, Lyz!

2/20/20
1:08 PM
22

Proposal: In place of the actual pageant, just pay networks to broadcast “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Miss Congeniality”. 

2/19/20
2:14 PM
33

Yep. Mine too. In fact I already have a road tripped ready to go to both McConnell’s and Trump’s graves when they finally die, so I can take an epic diarrhea shit on their headstones.

2/19/20
1:44 PM
71

Just remember: A Jury of white women set his ass free. The 53% the gift that keeps on giving. They are the foot soldiers of the white patriarchy. Oh anyone that puts two in chest, head and groin, I will start the Go Fund Me Campaign for your fees