Skip to comments.Miss Utah Falls Apart While Answering An Easy Question About Women Earning Less Than Men
Posted on 06/17/2013 9:09:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Miss Utah Marissa Powell, who looked stunning in a white strapless evening gown at the Miss USA pageant, bombed her final onstage question last night at the Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star/Miss USA judge NeNe Leakes asked Powell, who was named the most photogenic at the pageant, to answer the following question:
"A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"
This is a great question, and something you'd expect a Miss USA candidate to be well-prepared for. It's part of a much larger discussion that has been going on for a long time now and it's a great opportunity for a Miss USA contestant to totally nail it.
Here's Miss Utah's incoherent response, though:
"I think that we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to...figure out how to create jobs right now, that is the greatest problem. I think especially the men are, um, seen as the leaders of this so we need to try to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem.
You can really see the heartbreak and disappointment in Powell's eyes in the video posted below. She clearly knew she messed it up.
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Thats a shame.... she is so darn not guilty
In spite of that gaff, she will do fine.
unless... she blew it on purpose to get more famous than she ever would as title holder ;)
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star/Miss USA judge NeNe Leakes...
Considering her and people like her stars is a bigger gaff.
All she would have needed to say was, “That’s a crock, next question, please.”
The answer is easy - ‘when adjusted for all variables such as education, years in the profession, etc there is so little difference in salaries between men and women so as to be inconsequential. So what it says about America is we are about as non-discriminating and fair a society as there ever was.’
Yep! Ne Ne has No No talent and No No smarts. She is a great representative of Atlanta . . . NOT!
Not much work would get done with her in the office. ‘Cat fights’ everywhere too.
if not, she will have a great career in front of a teleprompter somewhere...
You can just tell that they are all trying to relate it back to education and more money for education and people need education and education is so important...
Rather than trying to use their brain and answer the question
It is a FALSE question too...
Correct answer: "It deomonstrats the devestating effects which accompany the breakdown of the American family."
Actually, she DID answer the question about why women earn less than men.
Was it as bad as “the Iraq” by another bimbo beauty queen?
LOL you are so dead.
I don’t watch this stuff, but you know you’d see a clip on the news if a gal had the stones to answer a dumb question with such a response.
Correctly phrased "Why do you think 40% of Women who are Head of Household Mothers are working today"?
"Out of wedlock births/tramp action by young women, and the 75% out-of-wedlock Black births are a real problem in America that drains Taxpayer dollars to buy their votes. The working wives/mothers are FORCED to work to pay the over-whelming Taxes of a Welfare State. We need to get back to Values, where there is a Nuclear COMPLETE Father/Mother Family, which teaches Christian morality, and values, and that each of us is responsible for our OWN outcomes; not forcing us to fund those who CHOOSE not to work, or be responsible, or become PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY".
Thanks—needed the laugh.
Well, if only Miss Utah knew the question in advance, she’d have given that answer too :)
Aimee Teegarden: Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans cant locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?
Miss South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton:
I personally believe, that U.S. Americans,
are unable to do so,
some, people out there, in our nation dont have maps.
I believe that our education like such as in South Africa,
and the Iraq,
everywhere like such as
and, I believe they should uh,
our education over here,
in the U.S. should help the U.S.
or should help South Africa,
and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future,
Host Mario Lopez Thank you very much South Carolina.
Yep. The answer should be to quote Mark Twain -— there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
I walked into the room yesterday and saw my 19 year old daughter had this on TV. I asked her why she was watching...she answered “ I want to see how dumb they are”
Beauty is only skin deep...
And in this case she missed a perfect opportunity to speak Utahnics. Hat tip to Wes Clark. http://wesclark.com/ubn/utahnics.html
As with Ebonics, people who speak Utahnics are genetically pre-disposed to do so. Therefore, I am convinced that we must allocate funds to teach Utahnics to non-natives. I have included a few Utahnics phrases below to illustrate the magnitude of the problem.
“djeet?” (”Did you eat?”)
“lawnmore” (lawn mower)
“leafblore” (leaf blower)
“ain’tcha?” (Aren’t you?)
“dcha?” (Did you?)
“djew?” (”Did you?”, Panguitch version)
“squeet” (”Let’s go eat)
“Lardy, Darthy, that’s a gargeous ahrange farmal!” (”Lordy, Dorothy, that’s a gorgeous orange formal!”)
Here is a typical Utahnics conversation:
LaVerl: “Djeet yet?”
LaVell: “No, djew?”
Thank you. It's an idiotic, agenda-driven, loaded question and should be called out as such.
She should have just said something about Whirled Peas and moved on. She’s not running for President.
And everyone knows that all that matters is the baithing suit competition, with evening gown coming in a distant second.
I have not watched this farce since the late 70’s.
That said, I think Miss Congeniality is a great movie. :-)
Alas, sometimes context requires one address a question as having a valid basis, even though the framework for the reasoning is deeply flawed.
“I cannot comprehend the confusion of mind which would produce such questions.” - Charles Babbage paraphrased
Great answer - how do you look in an evening gown?
Poor girl was ambushed by a typical crap mouth liberal. The very premise is a lie, which is typical of the liberal mental functioning. I can understand why this stymied the girl. But really, aren’t we the people getting accustomed to being lied to? The current regime cannot go a day without issuing a page full of lies, fed through the enemy media vermin euphemistically known as ‘the mainstream media’.
“A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?”
Correct answer: Depends on what cause you want to tackle: Women leaving the workforce to have children; Fatherless homes; equal pay for equal work.
The statistic is simply a number that reflects many different aspects of American culture. Some reasons for the number may be positive while others might be negative, but those reasons must be analyzed individually before it can be determined whether any government involvement would give a net positive result, or if there is, in fact any real problem reflected in the number.
Without further analysis it is a simple raw data point.
Yes, I like it!
This is absolutely the funniest piece of video of somebody attempting to be serious.
Not much work would get done with her in the office. Cat fights everywhere too.
In the sexual world:
Men are judged by their level of success - usually financial. this means that men of disproportionat “sexual advantage” tend to be segregated. The mail room is nowhere near the board room.
But women are judged on appearance and femininity - character, the way they look and move, etc. Women from both ends of the spectrum - and everything in between - often work in the same office together. This can result in friction betweeen those of child bearing age who are not married or not happy in their marriages.
Since the majority of children are now brought up without fathers, that would be a significant factor.
That sounds similar to Obama’s stall while waiting for the teleprompter to be fixed at his press conference on Obamacare a couple weeks back.
How many of the contestants are actually from the states they represent? I heard there is a professional? group of contestants that make the pagent scene in multiple states.
Seems to me that a major characteristic of leftists, whether in Big Government, Big Media, Big Academia, or Big Activism is that they cannot even ask a question without lying.
One of life’s most unfair truisms:
Good looking people don’t always have to have the right answers.
Guam tipping over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q
and vegetable trees at the Santa Cruz City Council while the East has slaves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJZsVbCu4Hk
may be competitive with Miss South Carolina. Liberals live is such a simple world!
Ava Gardner look-alike, for those of us old enough to recall and not so old that we can’t.
Question asked....question answered...
We, yes, maps need us much.
It’s too bad (for Al Sharpton) that Al Sharpton never competed in a pageant.
Oops. Forgot about that Guam ditty. That one was major scary as it was a Congressman, and not a meaningless beauty queen. I liked the response of the Admiral who was testifying - the nicest way you could possibly say “you can’t be that stupid”. I’ll check the vegetable trees later when I get home from work (youtube is blocked on the work network).
The answer is in the biased question. It is easy if you know the meaningless cliches of the Left.
I read the Hank Johnson comment about Guam tipping over due to overpopulation. if a conservative politician had made such an idiotic comment, it would have been all over the news. But “D” Georgia gets a pass. Typical.
That attitude from the Dems is the most revolting kind of racism. Liberals don’t expect a black man to know that islands don’t tip over. Sadly, they’re not even ashamed of that double standard.
If she tried to say that men are evil and they deliberately discriminate against women and give men more money than women for the same work should would have been a free pass and a nobel peace prize.