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Submitted by feminist intruder (United States), May 18, 2010 at 10:36

I find it disturbing indeed that beauty pageants are thus be construed as measures of universal beauty on a white model. To say that women of color win because of affirmative action is to say that none of them can ever live up to the Aryan standard.

How interesting that political wars are often fought on the site of women's bodies.

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