The Miss Universe New Zealand beauty pageant of 2016 was won by Auckland music teacher Tania Dawson, and she is understandably elated.
What is less elating, as seems to occur with most every Miss Universe showcase across the world, is feminists’ hackneyed summary of beauty pageants…
Suffice to say the terms ‘Degrading’, ‘Objectifying’, ‘Shameful’ and yes, ‘Sexist’ were among the more colourful adjectives used.
…Here’s an interesting concept though: just take a look at the way depictions of men are used, displayed and, as is the parlance, objectified by media, or indeed, sometimes, by the very women who themselves claim to be the ‘human equality’ advocates…
In New Zealand we have our Jockey advertisements – Dan Carter’s ripped torso ought to suddenly spring to mind there. Internationally we have our dreamy male pop stars – Justin Bieber or One Direction if you’re a tween; alternatively you might recall Justin Timberlake. Then there is just about any Channing Tatum movie – I have in fact heard female reviews of the Magic Mike movie and I am damned sure that if I made those same kinds of comments about Mila Kunis I would be socially condemned. Or what about the fuss caused by the so called ‘Greasy Tongan’ at the Rio Olympics? Come on girls, just try and say he was not being objectified.
…Try to say any of the above men are not being objectified, but you can’t, because they are, but here’s a fun fact, as mature men, we don’t care; just the way we would expect that as mature women, you might not care when men do the same – because the only thing you bloody feminists are being by referring to beauty pageants as sexist, is overtly sexist yourselves, but towards men…
Of course it goes both ways, just like the way many Blacks who complain about racism are in fact monumentally racist themselves, but towards Whites so no one cares.
…This band of female zealots seem to somehow think that these grownup women – Tania Dawson is 23 years old – have been somehow coerced into putting on display their breathtaking natural wares; I can’t imagine there is a much better boost to lady’s self esteem than standing on a stage amid umpteen other Miss Universe candidates and knowing that you deserve to be there.
Realistically the kinds of women who complain about ‘sexism’ in beauty pageants, tend to be the ones who long ago lost the ability or indeed the desire to be desirable themselves.
Article by Tim Walker
Edited by Uhb Jock Tuffae
Photography by Desire Able