Is it time we got rid of beauty pageants? | The Tylt

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Seriously? Swimsuit competitions where women strut the stage in bikinis and high heels and are judged? Seems a little dated, just sayin...
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'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' aired a total takedown of beauty pageants nearly two years ago, scrutinizing many of the claims made by the Miss America pageant.
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But the contest is evolving in some ways. This year the first openly gay woman competed, and she gives the pageant credit for paying for her education and giving her a platform to raise awareness about suicide amongst LGBT youth.
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It's not just women who think it's a pretty sexist and superficial contest that should be left in the past. Should women have to parade about in a bikini to get money for college?
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Like them or loathe them, getting rid of beauty pageants will not stop women from being evaluated on their looks. If people are willing to tune in and watch, the pageants will continue. Are they relatively harmless entertainment?
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A festive crown for the winner
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