Miss Peru contestants accuse country of not measuring up on gender violence 

Latin American beauty pageants are [criticized] as sexist and patriarchal in their portrayal of women. But the 23 Miss Peru contestants agreed with [a suggestion from] the pageant’s [organizer,] former beauty queen Jessica Newton, to dedicate the event to empowering women in a country with an appalling record for gender violence.

Miss Peru contestants accuse country of not measuring up on gender violence | Global development | The Guardian

Whoa… Nicely done, ladies.

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