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LET CONTESTANTS STRUT THEIR STUFF

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Well now. Commissioner Mary Callaghan thinks that swimsuit competitions are physically abusive and degrading, not just to the participants, but to all women.

My theory, supported by extensive interviews and observations, is that women who have the stuff to look good in a swimsuit think that swimsuit competitions have a legitimate place in beauty pageants. Those women who don't look good in a swimsuit think that such events are degrading to women. If we ever totally lose swimsuit competitions, it will be due to the influence of too many ugly women.With her nose in the air and draped in the banners of political correctness, Callaghan would now lead all county taxpayers onto the side of feminism by withdrawing financial support from any event that has a swimsuit competition. My, I suddenly feel so noble and virtuous. Is there any other injustice to women we could vanquish while we're at it?

The swimsuits many women wear at public pools are far more "degrading" than anything worn at beauty pageants. Shouldn't we also withhold funding to any pool that lets women strut their stuff there?

Donald B. Gunderson

Salt Lake City