Pageants offend ugly women - says Atenista.net member
Got this from Atenista.net
The link is here: http://atenista.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=3021&st=0entry76578
just a guess: beauty pageants offend ugly women, or those half into it. examples of the latter are homely computer scientists sniffing at 'Miss IT' pageants. the above guess is as much of an insult as it is fact. as a way to soften it, i'm of the opinion that all sane women are beautiful and desirable but never mind me.
well then, i'll throw a different question at you. supposing this IT pageant was meant to benefit indigent but talented students who wish to major in IT, will you still complain at the way society commoditizes beauty, particularly in women?
It's not abgout being ugly. It's about how people think of each other. Are we to value each other based on looks? Good grief! That shouldn't be the case. And isn't it an insult to smart and sane professionals and promising ICT students to be paraded around like that? And just be given small prizes for their being the 'embodiment of a digital pinay'?
If it was meant to benefit indigent but talented IT students, how come the only prize for the Co-ed division is a mere Php10,000? And what else? For what?
This seems to be one idea brought on by lack of imagination to promote women in ICT.