Slavery Exists! Miss America is a Slave to:

1946-1989, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, Women

In 1968, 200 feminist activists protested at the Miss America Pageant, symbolically trashing items that enabled domination of women, such as bras, hairspray, makeup, girdles, corsets, and more. The protestors saw the pageant as a mechanism for perpetuating the ideal female, who was subject to unachievable and oppressive standards set by men. The poster below was used to publicize the event and the motivations behind it.

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