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  • Black Miss America

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    Vanessa Williams was crowned the first black Miss America in September 1983. Thirty years later, Vanessa and her mother Helen Williams tell their story of what occurred before, during and after this milestone in American history through their co-written book, You Have No Idea. Helen Williams recalled that ‘the first few days, the mail was incredible. We got thousands of notes congratulating Vanessa. But a week after Vanessa won, reality set in. The tone of some of the letters changed. Someone

  • Essay on Oprah Winfrey

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    The great American Dream, sought out by millions around the world, is a constant goal for people that live in America. For every individual living in the U.S. the American Dream has a different meaning. For some it might mean having 2 cars, a house, a picture perfect wife or husband, equally beautiful children; preferably twins, a sustaining job and a four to five bedroom suburban home. To others, the American Dream is having a job that can simply support a family or achieving some fame. Many Americans

  • The Criminological Theory For Mike Tyson

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    The criminological theory for Mike Tyson is a classical theory. The criminological theory classical is “Crime occurs when the benefits outweigh the costs- when people pursue self- interest in the absence of effective punishments. Crime is a free-willed choice. See also deterrence, rational choice.” Mike Tyson allegedly raped her on July 19 in his hotel room. Mike Tyson was convicted with rape on March 26, 1992. That put a pause in the famous Mike Tyson boxing career for a while. Rape is a despicable

  • Women and the Media

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    The Perfect Female Body: Long before beauty pageants, Barbie dolls, and extra-ordinarily beautiful girls, came about the idea of the female body. Whether you are a believer of creationalism, scientology, or evolutionism, somehow we all came about with the perception of the “perfect” female. Women have always been seen, and portrayed as a sex symbol, and usually the disobedient one. Dating back to B.C and the story of Adam and Eve, Eve was the naked one who bit into the fruit that god told

  • Controversial Topics- Beauty Pageants

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    to be a certain way. In girls particularly, this can unleash a whole complex of destructive self-experiences that can lead to eating disorders and all kinds of body distortions in terms of body image" (Children). Currently, 15% of young women in America have some type of eating disorder (Eating). Some grow up with the idea that the thinner they are, the more attractive they are. This can lead to unfortunate interpretations of their body. In order to fulfill their perception of the ideal figure, they

  • I Want To Be Miss America Essay

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    themselves. In the story, I Want to be Miss America, by Julia Alvarez, she tells the story of how she and her sisters adapted to American style and culture. Her family came from the Dominican Republic. At a young age, they watched the Miss America Beauty Pageant, which show portrayed the ideal woman. So, the sisters changed their looks to appear like the women on the show. It was not until the 1960’s that their previous Dominican style, became the new trend in America. In the story, A Choice of Weapons

  • Feminist Feminism

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    John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, where he discussed the Miss America Pageant. I had heard of the pageant before, but I never knew they were a scholarship foundation until watching his show. The Miss America Pageant has been in existence for nearly one hundred years, yet they still judge women primarily on their physical beauty; making it difficult to believe their true mission is to want to help change the lives of young women across America. Though they state they are an organization for women, they

  • No More Miss America Analysis

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    reading in context – discuss when and why it was written, and what particular viewpoint it represents. Reading #3: In this reading, No More Miss America, By New York Radical Women (1968). The author presents how women are being viewed in society. While men are being judged by their actions, women are being judged by their looks. The Miss America Pageant that the author mention during this time was set up to brainwash women into believing their looks are the only most important thing they should

  • Beauty Pageants : The Beauty Pageant Essay

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    traced to the first Miss America Pageant, which was held in 1921. Miss Universe and Miss USA soon followed, by the 1960’s, beauty pageants were firmly entrenched in American culture. “Beauty pageants normally start at six months to 18 years of age. Statistics show that about 5,000 child beauty pageants are held every year and about 250,000 child contestants participate” (Child beauty pageant). Not all pageants cater to just girls, most pageants provide scholarships, the Miss America beauty pageant has

  • Beauty Pageants Essay

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    Beauty pageants are events that little girls dream of. This dream however, was not an overnight well planned event, the history of The Miss America pageant started as a beauty contest a long time before now. The beauty pageant was held on September the seventh and the eighth of 1921. Beauty pageants have evolved over the years, after World War 2, shows were made to represent the ideal woman