Author: Mary Kassian

Exploited Miss America. Empowered Miss USA.

Last week, Miss USA released the official contestant photos of 51 pageant hopefuls. The look? Lacy black lingerie, fishnets, smudged kohl eyeliner, knee-high boots, stilettos, voluptuous cleavage, and naked flesh, the like of which have traditionally been associated with prostitutes and porn stars, not beauty queens. The photo shoot, entitled “Waking up in Vegas,” featured steamy, seductive Playboy-like poses on a large bed and other bedroom furniture. What was once considered exploitative is now considered empowering.

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Women’s Equality and Shia Law

A new Shia family law signed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai sometime last month would severely restrict women’s rights in Afghanistan. While the Afghan constitution guarantees equal rights for women, it also allows the...

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