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This newspaper article was written by Harriet Van Horne, a woman who did not attend the Miss America protests, but strongly disagreed with them and their message. It was published in the New York Post a few days after the protests. She put down the…

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In the good humor and spirit of Robin Morgan's Miss America protests, these songs, which go along to the tunes of songs popular at the time, were to be sung during the protests. They critique the marketing of women's bodies by the Miss America…

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The Freedom Trashcan is perhaps the most famous aspect of the Miss America protests. Feminists threw pieces of patriarchal oppression into the trashcan, thus liberating themselves from male oppression. These items included fake eyelashes, high…

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This picture is a picture Margaret Gorman, who was crowned the first winner of the "Inter-City Beauty Contest" and was given a golden mermaid trophy because she was "the most beautiful girl in America." These two separate yet related events were…
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