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Miss USA Accidentally Defines Privilege While Clarifying Her Views on Health Care

She also tries to explain that 'equalism' thing.

Kara McCullough, the new Miss USA, tried to clarify her controversial answers to the pageants' questions about health care and feminism. But her clarifications still leave us wanting a better explanation.

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Things We Saw Today: Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information During That Meeting With Russia Diplomats

Not to sound the apocalyptic alarms but Donald Trump is going to get us all killed.

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It’s Not All Miss Utah’s Fault That Her Response Was So Ridiculous — Some of It’s Biology

Besides, it's not like she's wrong about needing to improve the education system. So there's that.

I caught just enough of the Miss USA pageant this weekend to be weirded out by Nick Jonas and Mo Rocca existing in the same space, but not enough to see the unfortunate answer that Miss Utah contestant Marissa Powell gave to NeNe Leake's question about gender and income equality. The Internet has been tearing into Ms. Powell since, but I firmly believe that we should cut her a little slack. Yes, her response was cringeworthy, confusing, and nonsensical, but a lot of that can be chalked up to an intense case of stage fright. After all, how are you supposed to keep cool in front of millions of people and a Jonas Brother?

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Breaking Stereotypes: First Lesbians Compete To Become Miss USA


Beauty pageants are notoriously problematic from a feminist standpoint but one thing they have always championed are worthy causes and platforms for them. This past weekend, history was made when not one but two open lesbians competed for the title of Miss California. A title, if won, which would have placed them in competition for the Miss USA pageant. 

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5 More Beauty Queens Who Also Love Science

The blogosphere let out a collective water-spit when the new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella called herself... a science geek. This, this, is death of geek as we know it! Because girls only say they're geeks to get attention, especially, especially if they're pretty.

I knew Geek Culture had taken over, but I had no idea that it had gotten so bad. Now Miss USA wants geek cred?
Maybe she doesn't want geek cred, but she can-haz it if she wants, and she's not the only one. Beautiful genuine geeks and serious science sirens not only exist, you can follow the jump for five more Miss USA contestants from the past two years, alone who've got some serious intellectual cred.

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