THE MISS AMERICA pageant is run by misogynistic cretins. Alert the media. The girls already know.
Women didn’t have any power outside of the home when the Miss America pageant began.
Fast forward to 2017.
The New York Daily News contacted me this morning to talk about the HuffPost exclusive that exposed the men who run the beauty pageant. It went viral in a heart beat.
In late August 2014, the CEO of the Miss America Organization, Sam Haskell, sent an email to the lead writer of the Miss America pageant telecast, Lewis Friedman, informing him of a change he wanted to make in the script: “I have decided that when referring to a woman who was once Miss America, we are no longer going to call them Forever Miss Americas….please change all script copy to reflect that they are Former Miss Americas!”
Friedman replied, “I’d already changed “Forevers” to “Cunts.” Does that work for you?”
Haskell’s short reply came quickly: “Perfect…bahahaha.”
I gave them my two cents in the interview, a few pictures, and they mentioned my upcoming novel, for which I’m grateful. Still can’t get used to that picture of me in a tiara.
Former Miss America contestant Taylor Marsh was one of many women who took advantage of the pageant’s educational opportunities — including the scholarship that allowed her to attend college since her family had little money following her father’s death while she was still a young girl. …
… “A lot of girls come from poor beginnings, they don’t have a lot of choices, they are trying to get out,” Marsh said. “I was definitely trying to get out…”