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The Real Miss USA Scandal
Inside Catholic ^ | 5/29/2009 | Danielle Bean

Posted on 05/30/2009 8:19:36 PM PDT by markomalley

Can we talk about Carrie Prejean?

 

Over the past several weeks, it has been perfectly impossible to avoid hearing the latest news about Miss California. I know because I have tried.
 
First, there was the media coverage of her "controversial" statement that marriage is a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman. I bumped into those headlines on the Google News homepage for days on end.
 
Then came the inevitable ugly responses in the blogosphere, followed by a leaking of racy photos, a breathless wait for Donald Trump's final decision on whether Prejean would keep her crown, and finally -- predictably -- a potential Fox News gig for the controversial young lady.
 
In the end, Prejean's agreement with President Barack Obama's position on same-sex marriage might have cost her the title of Miss USA, but her ill-advised previous photo shoots did not cost her the title of Miss California. Not that she needs the title for any kind of publicity at this point anyway.
 
Through all of the news coverage of the Prejean "controversy" and "scandal," I felt there was one real scandal the press failed to acknowledge. And that was this: Why on earth was a woman attempting to answer political questions about a serious subject matter . . . while parading herself on stage in a ball gown and a bikini with heels?
 

Did I miss something? Why did the entire world, with its focus on the "controversies" in the weeks following the Miss USA pageant, seem to pretend that this combination of the bikini, the heels, and the ponderous questions made any sense whatsoever?
 
Well, I'll go first: The Miss USA Pageant is a joke at best and a scandal at worst, because it exploits women's bodies and mocks their minds.
 
It was particularly disturbing to me, as a woman and as a mother, to learn that Ms. Prejean's recent breast augmentation surgery was suggested, scheduled, and paid for by the Miss USA pageant in the weeks between her victory at the Miss California pageant and the national competition.
 
Pageant official Keith Lewis explained,
 
I know so many women that have done the procedure and feel better about themselves and the way they present themselves. And I think that the question is, whether or not, when you're looking at that procedure as an option, am I going to feel better about myself? 
 

He's got one thing right. Plastic surgery is about how women feel about themselves. But it's things like pageant-funded breast "enhancements" that are creating a world where even a beautiful woman requires surgery in order to feel good about herself.
 
It was bad enough when I believed beauty pageants were machines that profit by selling the "product" of beautiful women. But it turns out they are machines that manufacture a "product" of surgically enhanced female bodies that meet naturally impossible standards of feminine beauty.
 
To which I say: Stay away from my daughters, people.
 
But I can't keep all of it away from my daughters. One recent day at the supermarket, I noticed my five-year-old daughter looking at a glamorous cover image on a magazine.
 
"You know . . ." I began.

 
"I know, I know," she interrupted me. "It's not real."
 
Apparently we've talked about this before.
 
Right there in the supermarket, though, I wanted to turn her face from the image, grab hold of her shoulders, and say, "That's right. It's not real. And don't you ever forget what is real -- the kind of beauty you cultivate in your heart, mind, and soul when you love and serve God by loving and serving others. Don't forget that your immortal soul is the most beautiful thing you can imagine. And always remember that God gave you great gifts, only some of which you can see on the outside, and none of which requires surgery for perfecting."
 
I do sometimes say those kinds of things to my daughters. But I think the most effective lesson I will ever teach them about true feminine beauty and real womanhood will come from the example I set by living it myself.

 
So here goes. My daughters are watching.


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: carrieprejean

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Personally, I don't see that it was needed surgery, but I guess I can see how it would make her more competitive for her competition.


1 posted on 05/30/2009 8:19:38 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I think her ear lobes look fine in bothe pictures...


2 posted on 05/30/2009 8:21:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: markomalley
This may be kind of weird but as a guy-- to me, boobs are always secondary to:

1a: Face
1b: Skinny

If 1a and 1b are Grade A, the boobage is just icing. Meaning it's nice to have, but damn I'm gonna eat that cake regardless.

On the other hand, there's loads of fat and/or ugly chicks with big boobs it really doesn't make them any more attractive and if it does, it does so only marginally.

3 posted on 05/30/2009 8:28:39 PM PDT by exist
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To: jessduntno

She has ears?


4 posted on 05/30/2009 8:29:12 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: jessduntno

my dad would have asked “did you see her ankles?” but what I want to know is the lovely lady that won the Miss USA (our choice as well)where is her 15 minutes? hope we see her again soon.


5 posted on 05/30/2009 8:31:00 PM PDT by janee (janee)
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To: Vendome

“She has ears?”

Yeah, sure...you don’t have a wife posting on here too, do you? Thought not...yeah, nice lobes...


6 posted on 05/30/2009 8:31:25 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: markomalley

The biggest scandal for me is why a gay man is judging women in a beauty pagent. That never made any sense to me. As someone who occasionally enjoys the red-blooded, all-American sexism involved in comparing hot women in bikinis and evening gowns, I don’t want Perez Hilton making any critical decisions on my behalf. My two cents.


7 posted on 05/30/2009 8:32:07 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: janee

“my dad would have asked “did you see her ankles?”

MY DAD - Master Chief Duntno - would have poked me with his elbow and said “how would you like one of THOSE full of ice cream?” But not until I was 12...


8 posted on 05/30/2009 8:33:29 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: markomalley

She had nice breasts before but at that level of competition who knows what is called for in that world.

I just get a little thrill every time I hear her struggling with the answer and then just connecting with her self and answering it, she seems like a nice girl, I think that we can assume that she didn’t anticipate this new chapter and challenge in her young glamorous life.


9 posted on 05/30/2009 8:34:19 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: exist

‘This may be kind of weird but as a guy— to me, boobs are always secondary to:’

Oxygen. I need to breathe first. Then, boobs.


10 posted on 05/30/2009 8:34:27 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: joejm65

“I don’t want Perez Hilton making any critical decisions on my behalf.”

I don’t want the scuzzy little twerp in my country...


11 posted on 05/30/2009 8:35:21 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: exist
This may be kind of weird but as a guy-- to me, boobs are always secondary to: 1a: Face 1b: Skinny If 1a and 1b are Grade A, the boobage is just icing. Meaning it's nice to have, but damn I'm gonna eat that cake regardless. On the other hand, there's loads of fat and/or ugly chicks with big boobs it really doesn't make them any more attractive and if it does, it does so only marginally.

While I don't care that Carrie Prejean had breast surgery, I find it sad that "beauty" contestants feel they have to do it in order to compete. She looks great in the original set and as far as I am concerned if you have to fake them to win, you shouldn't win. No fake parts should be allowed.

That said, there has just been way to much BS about the question she was asked and this article is just another excuse to trash Carrie Prejean, poorly covered up(by talking about breasts instead of the question) but easily visible for those who want to look.

12 posted on 05/30/2009 8:38:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: jessduntno
Oh! I went back and squinting my eyes sure enough they are on the sides of her head.

Thing is when I opened my fully the dern things disappeared.

Weird!

13 posted on 05/30/2009 8:45:42 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: markomalley

Still too small.


14 posted on 05/30/2009 8:46:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

“Still too small.”

Should have gone for the Winnebagos?


15 posted on 05/30/2009 9:01:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: calex59

“this article is just another excuse to trash Carrie Prejean,”

yup! The author wasn’t so gracious and forthcoming as to allow us to know what she tells her 5 year old daughter about homosexual lifestyle and “marriage”....


16 posted on 05/30/2009 9:04:57 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

The author is a Catholic blogger and is a great mom. I think she probably doesn’t tell her 5 year old much of anything about marriage/ homosexuality yet. She just leads by example for now.

I think her main point was to say that girls’ role models these days are the ones with the most beautiful bodies (whether real or enhanced) which really is sad.

While I think Danielle could’ve given Carrie some kudos for standing up for marriage, I don’t think she was trying to trash her per se, but trash what beauty contests have become. Inner beauty is simply not an issue much anymore.


17 posted on 05/30/2009 9:30:31 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: exist

You may find useful information at this thread about the Italian government.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2261467/posts


18 posted on 05/30/2009 9:32:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: markomalley

Carrie looks great and now she can say the people of California have agreed with me twice, the State Supreme Court agrees with me, and the President agrees with me.

The real kind of sad part of this deal other than Carrie didn’t win is that Miss USA from North Carolina was the winner and noone knows who she is, thanks to Perez.


19 posted on 05/30/2009 9:34:32 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: jessduntno

She needs her procedure done again 3 times and then gain a few pounds before she stops looking like a little boy.


20 posted on 05/30/2009 9:34:58 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

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22 posted on 05/30/2009 9:40:14 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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To: markomalley

Believe it or not, the centrist Rats have a very, very big American Catholic following. And Carrie Prejean hit one out of the park on a political subject where a lot of centrist Rat Catholics agree with her about marriage.

Problem is, while religious, Ms. Prejean ain’t no centrist Rat.

That’s what, in the spinmeister centrist Rat command post, is called a problem.

So, in typically centrist Rat strategery fashion, Ms. Prejean needed to be slammed away from the centrist Rat Catholics who admire her religious stance, and who might now be thinking about converting - not religions, but political parties.

And the spin slant? Protecting the chilluns, of course, by an indignant, protective, religious Mom, from that conservative hypocritical naked slut in high heels on a stage.

Political Psyops - It’s What’s For Dinner.


23 posted on 05/30/2009 11:00:02 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: markomalley

Well, I thought she looked fine without the breast augmentation too. It is sad that some women have to have surgery, in order for them to feel good about themselves, perhaps even so that they will feel loved by the men in their life.

In many ways breast augmentation is just as much a statement about men as it is a statement by women. A real man, who loves a woman, does not concern himself about such things, and is not preoccupied with a woman’s chest. Yes I do notice and appreciate beauty, but its a woman’s heart and mind that attract me. Now that does not mean, that I’d marry woman who stump ugly. But she can be fair looking even average, but ultimately a woman’s intellect is what attracts me. I don’t think I could live with a woman for the rest of my life who is physically beautiful, but only has one marble bouncing around between her ears.

A woman changing herself that radically is a way of her saying “look at me I’m beautiful”. I sometimes wonder, if they are actually doing it for themselves at all.


24 posted on 05/30/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: joejm65

That faggot cost the Miss USA Pageant the best contestant as the winner. That’s the irony here, Donald Trump is the big loser.


25 posted on 05/30/2009 11:04:41 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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To: 38special

another bit of irony in this is that the lithpin’ homo failed to get the on-camera endorsement of the (likely) winner he and those like him were counting on.....I believe THAT was their goal all along, and Carrie didn’t comply.


26 posted on 05/31/2009 6:15:03 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: mamelukesabre

These are obviously more your speed. I'll take the ones that don't look like they should be grazing in a pasture.

27 posted on 05/31/2009 7:55:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

grazing in a field?? Looks more like they should be floating in the ocean to me.


28 posted on 05/31/2009 7:59:02 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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