Ms. Veteran America

Since beauty pageants have come up in our class discussion, I thought some of you might be interested to read about this event that I hadn’t heard of: Ms. Veteran America.

Here’s an interview with the current reigning Ms. Veteran America on how she’s using her title to talk about sexual violence in the military.


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  1. I loved seeing this! As someone who has been immersed in the pageant world it was so uplifting to see women embrace the core idea of pageants as uplifting, confidence-builders, and a celebration of women, and make it their own! It was also interesting for me (and I think really admirable) that this pageant is open to mothers and wives! In many beauty pageants you may not be married or have children, which I am beginning to recognize as ageists, not to mention it teaches girls that once your life gets to that stage being a mother or a wife is all you can be, and other aspects of your life will have to be done! I also really appreciate what the 2012 Ms. Veteran America stands for regarding sexual violence against women in the military. Sexual violence against women is a subject I am personally very passionate about, and I am so proud of her for giving a voice to women who are a minority in that field.

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