Teachers use Education on America!
It’s not very effective…
(That was an attempt at a Pokémon meme reference. It might not make any sense.)
Yay, I guess? I mean, she’s right on that one narrow point, but it’s not like her opinion should particularly matter.
That’s not to disparage her as a woman or as a beauty contest winner, by any means. I dare say most people’s opinions on most things shouldn’t particularly matter, including a great deal of my own.
JT Eberhard finds listening to these contestants’ opinions almost unbearably painful, and it’s hard to disagree. But it’s not something we ought to see as damning of women or attractive people. The parade of ignorance on display here is probably a fair cross-section of American culture. Hell, the fact that not a single one of the 51 women went on a tirade about their Muslim president trying to implement an atheist communist Nazi military state probably puts them some way ahead of the curve.
What I’m most prompted to wonder is why so much attention is still paid to this bizarrely outdated spectator sport, in which the highest criteria for praise, apparently, are to look very traditionally and conservatively and unimaginatively attractive, and to express some opinions so bland as to be utterly inoffensive to anyone. Why is that what we want to encourage other humans to try and do, and reward them for it?
I think the way we ogle and objectify women really needs to move with the times.