Saturday, September 18, 2004

There She Is

Few things can send me into a fit of apoplexy like the Miss America Pageant. The organizers of the event can't even publicly acknowledge the bald fact that the annual Let's Set the Women's Movement Back 50 Years Show is, in fact, a beauty contest. Oh, no, they insist, it's a scholarship contest.

Really, what better way is there to solidify one's credentials as a studious, articulate, intelligent, ambitious young woman than to parade across an Atlantic City stage wearing a bikini the size of a postage stamp?