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This is awkward

Postby Lausten » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:02 pm

Miss Puerto suspended for racism
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I gotta wonder what it's like for a person who is for Trump-like ideas of keeping Muslims out of this country. Which parts of Miss Puerto Rico's statement do they support? Which are cringe worthy? How would they parse this out?
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Postby ElectricMonk » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:18 pm

Well, PC seems to be a critical part of physical beauty these days...

And of course, pageant winners are the people with most authority in political matters, so we should take whatever they say extra seriously ...
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:38 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Well, PC seems to be a critical part of physical beauty these days...

And of course, pageant winners are the people with most authority in political matters, so we should take whatever they say extra seriously ...

Yeah, whatever you said...

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Re: This is awkward

Postby Lausten » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:21 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Well, PC seems to be a critical part of physical beauty these days...

And of course, pageant winners are the people with most authority in political matters, so we should take whatever they say extra seriously ...

That's the easy way out. Unfortunately you just put yourself into a bucket with people from Alabama who complain how them there Muslims just come here and "plant gas stations", probably while they are standing around at a gas station.
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Postby Gord » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:25 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Well, PC seems to be a critical part of physical beauty these days....

These days? Beauty pageant contestants have always been required to embody the current standard conceptualisation of their gender, and judged by that stereotype. Speaking "rightspeak" has always been essential to that goal.
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Re: This is awkward

Postby Poodle » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:39 pm

"I want to further my education and help people".

Quotation attributed to every Miss World entrant of the 50s and 60s. I haven't watched it since then.

That one?

PS: I think only Reita Faria ever actually did it.

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Postby Gord » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:54 pm

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