LINKZ – some further reading

The mainstream media have picked up on this debate, and there’s quite a bit of post-feminist misogyny in some of them (hello the daily mail) and a little bit of interesting analysis.

And there are quite a few sad-making quotes from some of the people involved.

eg, one of the ladies competing: ‘I feel that we are all being judged all the time, whenever we walk down the street, so why not just do it for real?’


And a quote from the organiser, Christian Emile:

” I don’t think it objectifies women,” he says. “If you talk to any of the contestants, they will tell you it is actually empowering. They get their moment in the spotlight, it’s a bit of fun.”

Herewith massive list of articles:
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1865900,00.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081213.BEAUTY13/TPStory//?pageRequested=1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/dec/05/students-gender

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/05/highereducation-women

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2008/dec/04/student-beauty-contest

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/janice_turner/article5295125.ece

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5358135.ece

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/india_knight/article5299009.ece

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/janice_turner/article5295125.ece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/3545587/University-beauty-contest-sparks-ugly-row.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/12/05/do0504.xml

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ceri_radford/blog/2008/12/04/miss_university_london_who_cares

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1093426/Protesters-blockade-finals-sexist-Miss-University-London-beauty-pageant.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1092319/Feminism-rules-Now-8217-s-swimsuit-DEBORAH-ROSS-reflects-Miss-University-London-beauty-pageant.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1091533/The-frilly-feminists-Uni-students-fighting-beauty-queen–claiming-womens-right-amid-storm-protest.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1092068/Ignore-po-faced-feminists-Why-shouldn-8217-t-brains-celebrate-beauty.html
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23600060-details/Miniskirts+at+a+beauty+contest+have+inspired+me/article.do

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23599561-details/Picket-line+demo+gets+under+skin+of+student+beauty+contestants/article.do

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23596304-details/Protesters%20call%20for%20university%20beauty%20contest%20to%20be%20banned/article.do?expand=true#StartComments

http://www.thecnj.co.uk/camden/2008/112708/news112708_04.html

http://studenttimes.org/st_news/st_article1.php?article_id=355

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=258626&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20

http://www.corriere.it/cronache/08_dicembre_03/londra_studentesse_protesta_miss_universita_3f4e686c-c157-11dd-9466-00144f02aabc.shtml

Blogs

http://www.thefword.org.uk/features/2009/01/sex_object_culture

http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2008/12/press_release_f

http://www.thefword.org.uk/features/2008/01/miss_lse_or_mis

http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2008/12/oh_journalism

http://www.solomonsmindfield.net/2008/12/university-beauty-contest-sparks-ugly.html

http://www.eaves4women.co.uk/Lilith_Project/Weekly_News/Weekly_Round_Up_Issues/238%20(01%20to%2005%20Dec%202008).php

http://equalwrites.blogspot.com/2008/12/moo-miss-university-london-cattle.html

http://news.ippimail.com/2008/12/04/students-compete-in-beauty-contest/

Television

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7761859.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxTzTXOtYho&feature=related

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/society/ugly+row+over+beauty+contest/2866257

bye for now xx

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