Trueman on The Pagaent

Carl Trueman from REF21 on The Miss America Pagaent:

One of the strange things about this is surely the context: here we have a beauty queen being pilloried for making a statement that is deemed by the liberal avant garde of the culture (as represented by one of the judges, I believe) to be somewhat stone age and out of touch. Whoa there, not so fast. Sir, this is a “beauty contest”. Were these things not dismissed by the feminists as stone age some twenty or thirty years ago? Is the whole premise not to parade women as some form of attractive eye candy or cattle, to be gazed at and leered at by the audience? It surely doesn’t get more stone aged than that. If the gay guy in the judging panel doesn’t want to be offended by sexism and illiberal attitudes, then surely he shouldn’t take money for participating in something which, in its very essence, objectifies women as sex objects.

Read the whole thing.


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