Beauty Pageants, FIU, and "Worlds Ahead": An Open Letter to FIU President Mark Rosenberg

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Class Race Corporate Power, ISSN: 2330-6297, Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Page: 5

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Zwingel, Susanne
Florida International University
Beauty Pageants; Women's and Gender Studies; Feminism; Gender Equality
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In response to FIU's decision to rent space to Donald Trump's Miss Universe Beauty pageant, it is argued that FIU has a responsibility toward its female and male students to work for a less sexist world. As the leadership of the university does not seem to be aware of the dangers of exaggerated beauty standards and female objectification, the letter draws on feminist insights to add non-sexist substance to FIU's vision of being "worlds ahead".