Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oh, It Happens In Canada Too

Feel better Americans! Looks like, occasionally, in Canada theyalso like to discriminate against that scary, gross, cootie-filled LGBT community
Jenna Talackova, 23, has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she was born a male, according to CTV. Talackova was originally selected as one of 65 finalists for the Donald Trump-owned competition. Her profile and photos have since been pulled from the Miss Universe Canada website.

Yeesh Donald Trump owns the Miss Universe beauty pageant? Why does that make me feel like the entire process is even skeevier?

“Jenna Talackova from Vancouver, British Columbia will not compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” Miss Universe Canada said in a statement Friday. “We do however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”

Hmm. Well I looked at the preliminary entrance form, and there’s nothing regarding gender on it. You have to submit a face picture and a swimsuit picture, be over 18 but under 27, and if you’re hot enough they will send you a more complete application form. Do they really ask what gender is stated on your birth certificate? Even if they do ask you if you are female, she is a female now, both physically and psychologically, so how was she lying on her application form?

Now I can hear the dissenters saying no, I’m sure it was just that she was not attractive the way a woman woman is attractive. Man hands, jaw line, you can always tell, they just look different, sometimes attractive sure, but not Miss Universe matieral. OK fine, here’s a picture.
Now you tell me, can you tell that this woman was born a boy? You’re really going to tell me she’s not hot enough to participate?

Look I don’t give a crap about beauty pageants. The contestants are often woefully vapid and it seems to celebrate eating disorders, plastic surgery and fake tans over contributing to society in a meaningful way. Having said that, stupid discrimination is stupid discrimination, and when I see it I will condemn it regardless.

Although I would never watch the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Canada anyway, I sincerely hope this story becomes widespread enough to significantly hurt ticket sales and ratings. Money is the only language these people understand, so spread the word.

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