The Miss America protests of 1968
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 protests as a bunch of angry women who had been hurt by men in the past. This is reminiscent of many later stereotypes about feminists. Van Horne admits that there may be some cruelty to the pageant, but says that "...most of us would rather be some dear man's boob-girl than nobody's cum laude scholar."
Harriet Van Horne
Duke University Libraries
New York Post
September 9th, 1968
Harriet Van Horne, “Female Firebrands,” The American Century, accessed July 16, 2019, https://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/359.