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Norgs meet nationalism at the Miss Universe pageant

Norgs meet nationalism at the Miss Universe pageant

Like the similarly utopian Olympic Games, Eurovision Song Contest and World’s Fairs, the Miss Universe pageant is explicitly set up as a carnival of national virtue on the international stage.

No gender equality (or world peace) for Miss Universe

No gender equality (or world peace) for Miss Universe

The problem with beauty pageants isn't the bikinis, it's that women who pay lip service to the gender equality myth are rewarded. It is dangerous to say women have achieved gender equality, writes Nina Funnell.

Miss Universe’s celebration of Camp transcends irony

Miss Universe’s celebration of Camp transcends irony

Somehow, the Miss Universe pageant has survived an ironic age. And a post-ironic one, too.