Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. . . .
The move comes five days after the organization said that Jenna Talackova could compete in the Miss Universe pageant this year. Talackova, a Vancouver resident, underwent a sex change four years ago after being born a male. The advocacy group GLAAD called on the Miss Universe Organization to review her [sic] case, as well as open the competition to transgender women.
What is the target audience again for a Miss Universe pageant? Because I really can't see the heterosexual male population tuning in to see half-naked dudes.
It seems to be a malaise of the so-called intelligentsia that they uncritically accept that someone is whatever they say they are; unfortunately, this malaise is percolating down to us unwashed masses. Nonetheless, a mutilated man is still not a woman. In time, will a DNA test become a prerequisite to a first date—assuming, that is, we won't get slapped with a human-rights complaint just for asking?
Here we go again . . . again
A Minnesota woman who discovered what she believes to be an image of Jesus in a potato chip said she considers it to be an Easter-time sign of hope.
Carol Isaak, 67, of Newport, said she was snacking on a bag of ripple-style Clancy's brand chips the night before Easter when she noticed a hole in the center of the chip had an unusual, but recognizable, shape, the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press reported Tuesday.
Isaak said she showed the chip to her husband, Vern, and he immediately agreed the shape looked like Jesus Christ on the cross.
Mmmm . . . salty and sacriligious.
The real problem with seeing Jesus on a potato chip is, of course, that it's too small to accommodate very many candles, velvet paintings and little statues of Mary.