- Posted March 8, 2015 by
new york city, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
"What is Feminism?" I asked contestants and current title holders at the Miss New York World competition on Sunday March 1, 2015. According to them, feminism is, above all, "Solidarity, equality and choice." As for beauty pageants being anti-feminist? "Being in pageants is the most feminist thing I could do," Maria Lopez, a contestant explained. "In our society we're often told not to show off; to keep quiet as women and pageants are the opposite of that."
Happy International Women's Day!