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Contradiction and some different aspects

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Submitted by The Editrix (Germany), May 19, 2010 at 03:26

Dear Mr. Pipes,

I am not a man so I can't know what a man considers "attractive", but I am under the impression that, as those pageants are supposed to crown beauty-, and not porn queens, their beauty ought to appeal to the male as well as to the female eye. So let me tell you from a woman's point of view that ALL those women are not attractive in a general, aesthetic meaning of the word. They are moderately pretty at best, plain at worst, and some, specifically the newly crowned Miss USA, are decidedly vulgar.

It is often asked why Rima Fakih got away with exhibiting herself at such a shameless event an American beauty pageant doubtlessly is. (I am making this statement not from a Muslim, but from a Catholic European point of view. As far as my and Muslim concepts of modesty seem to overlap, it is purely phenotypical.) Debbie Schlussel has some interesting information about the girl's family's involvement with Hisbollah to offer. That gives this girl's election a pretty disturbing spin far beyond political correctness and Affirmative Action.

One last remark: It would have been nice if you had stuck to the usual etiquette among bloggers and credited me with a link or at least a mentioning for providing you with the information about Shermine Sharivar.

Best regards

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