Miss America Used to Ban Abortion—And Still Bans Moms, Wives, and Divorcées
Even though the Miss America pageant has tried to adapt to modern sensibilities, emphasizing "female empowerment," it remains committed to an antiquated ideal of femininity.
Bold and Beautiful: Behind the Scenes at America's Biggest Trans Beauty Pageant
For the first time in its history, the Queen USA transgender beauty pageant awarded a national title. With talent from across the country and celebrity judges like Caitlyn Jenner and Kelly Osbourne, the event aims to raise funding for healthcare for...
How Ireland's Inner Beauty Pageant Is Getting a Makeover
For one week in August, Ireland tunes in to watch The Rose of Tralee, the country's biggest celebration of inner beauty. Today, women in Ireland are pushing to change the pageant from the inside, but not burn it down.
Renee Zellweger Appears in Public, Sparks a Media Firestorm
The hubbub over Renee Zellweger's "new face" has taken over the internet, but why do so many people feel so strongly about making fun of this celebrity?