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Beauty Contestant 1st to wear burkini in US Beauty Pagean/She Was Eliminated/Made History

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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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Is wearing a head dress a good way to show how beautiful you are in a beauty contest. And is wearing a burkini an hijab a small way "to bring us together"? I think that the contests are there to show beauty, and when it is shrouded, the contestant is putting themselves at a disadvantage, becasue the judges can't see her like the other contestants.

The contestant wore a burkini and hijab in the contest, thus making history.


A Somali-American teen has made history after she wore a burkini and a hijab when participating in the semifinal of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.

Halima Aden was met with rapturous applause when she stepped out on stage in a burkini during the swimsuit segment of the contest.

mashable.com...
The pageant is so much more than beauty. It is about being confidently beautiful. This was the reasoning of the contestant that wore the head dress.


"This pageant is so much more than just beauty. Their whole message is about being confidently beautiful, so I didn't think that I should allow my hijab to get into the way of me participating," Aden told Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) ahead of the competition.


Halima Aden said that the head dress is none more thing to unify us. She was eliminated from the competition.


"We just needed one more thing to unify us. This is a small act, but I feel like having the title of Miss Minnesota USA when you are a Somali-American, when you are a Muslim woman, I think that would open up people's eyes," Aden continued.

Sadly, Aden won't be progressing to the next round of the competition. Posting on Facebook on Sunday night, the student said the contest had been "such a fun experience" and that she had been inundated with private messages of support.




posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:45 AM
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Good for her.

She lost gracefully.



TBH I think beauty pagaents are archaic, but whatever floats the boat of these women is their choice.

Edit: she is stunning for sure.
edit on 28-11-2016 by Hazardous1408 because: Noted.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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Not a fan of those pageants in the first place, but I think what she did was beautiful and strong.

-Alee



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

In a beauty contest?

I understand the freedom of expression, but is it the best idea to wear something that covers a main component of the contest?



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

Well it is a physical judgement on the persons appearance. Just like a football game is a contest of strength/technique.

Would wearing head dress in a beauty contest be similar to trying one had behind your back in a football game?




She lost gracefully.

TBH I think beauty pagaents are archaic, but whatever floats the boat of these women is their choice.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

She is lovely, stunning.


Seeing her walk across the stage in the video I was able to see her figure and felt she looked quite attractive so, for me, what she chose for her outfit was okay.
Is it typical or the norm in these type of competitions? No but, I don't think one has to be nearly naked to be viewed as beautiful either.

Beauty is measured quite differently worldwide.

What she chose was a brave choice, IMO, as she even went against her mother's wishes in that choice.

She seemed, by her words, to be at peace with the elimination. She seems bright so perhaps it was more about making a statement rather than actually winning.

If there is nothing specifically in the rules stating that someone's skin cannot be covered, I don't see anything wrong with her choice. It was hers.


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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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I think the mere fact she competed is political correctness joke. The whole fact that she chose to compete and play by her own rules instead of following the tradition of a many decades old pageant ...is just another muslim trying to force their religious beliefs where it has no business being. This is a beauty pageant not a church... check your religion at the door.

Upon hearing of this, there are going to be muslims very unhappy about her losing and claim racism. In their world view she is the only person in the whole contest who is worthy of winning.

The whole thing stinks of shiit stirring..... under the guise of diversity.
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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Whatever mate.

I don't care either way.

I think she is beautiful without having to get half naked.

She reached the semi finals, so obviously she was doing something right.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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Oh brother. Modern enough to participate in a beauty contest, but still archaic enough to follow oppressive religious rules. Win/Win? lolz



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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Good for her I guess. Nothing really to add on the subject. Everyone has a fair chance regardless of religious preference. As long as no one is trying to enforce their will upon how the beauty contestants should dress, it's a fair game.

Nuff said.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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Did she at least win the most attractive ankles portion?



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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The contestant wore a burkini and hijab in the contest, thus making history.


Yes indeed. It's such a historic moment...cant wait for all the future contestants to follow suit.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Conventionally speaking, no, it's not the best route, but I think she was trying to be innovative and change how "beauty" is judged and perceived in these things. Surely it's a bold move and risky as she found out when she was eliminated, but nonetheless....

-Alee



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

it is a BEAUTY pageant...it's not a personality pageant.

One of the many features of a women's beauty...is certainly her hair.

Well at least to me it is...



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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I dont get how the left are so gung ho about womens rights AND about this mandatory hijab stuff: its Pure Contradiction. Brave would be more making a statement against that kind of old world sexism by NOT wearing it, rather than this conformity that dripped with attention whoring.

I normally dont care about religion this or that, but these kinds of mysoginistic mandates make me ill.

I know, i know, its their "choice". YEAH, it is, its the social indoctrination schema's choice for how they should think, dress, act etc try to express themselves.


And the left think they arent conservatives.
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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly


Well at least to me it is...


Different strokes.

For me beauty is in the mind and face.

Not the figure or height or hair.

Why should only your preferences be on show?



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss


I dont get how the left are so gung ho about womens rights AND about this mandatory hijab stuff. Brave would be more making a statement against that kind of old world sexism by NOT wearing it, rather than this conformity that dripped with attention whoring.
I normally dony care about religion this or that, but these kinds of mysoginistic mandates make me ill.


So much this^^^^ Thank you for telling the cold truth^



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

That's fine, beauty is also in the eye of the beholder or in this case the pageant judges. Like I said, she took a risk and it was one that I support and applaud.

-Alee



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Women in Islam should wear make-up for their husband only; this girl however is full of make-up! What kind of Islam is that..? Somali version..? There are a lot of Muslim beauties from all corners of the world living in the US and without hijab! Why they don’t show up..?


This freaking hijab thing is propaganda tools for the political reason, nothing more.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Seeing as you replied to me, according to my inbox, here is my reply.

It isn't mandatory in The United States.
Or in Islam, it is a recommendation.

She went against the wishes of people around her and chose to wear it.

What's the problem?
Other than "Muslim"?



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