“TODAY” show host Megan Kelly defended the swimsuit requirement that was recently dropped by the Miss America pageant.
Kelly began by calling for the female contestants to parade around in bikinis, even though they used to wear one-piece suits:
I feel like we’re getting to the point where femininity is no longer consistent with feminism, and to that I object, What’s wrong with showing women in bathing suits.
They look amazing, they worked hard for it. They’re fit. I find it inspirational to see a very fit woman…
Is it objectification if the woman wants it? If she says, ‘I am rocking this bathing suit, I want to walk that runway, I want to bring it. And you know what, I got brains too…
If you don’t want to be judged on your looks then you don’t join. But these women are not forced to join. They do it because they enjoy it.
The reality is, no one is going to watch the pageant with the women choosing. You’re looking for the smartest woman in America? You should be at MIT. You shouldn’t be at the Miss America. With all due respect, like what has the pageant become?
(Source: Fox News)
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