A Beauty Pageant Is Suing For Judging The Winner Based On…..
A group of former beauty pageant contestants is suing Miss France for alleged discrimination based on appearance, sparking questions about the future of beauty pageants in France.
Three unsuccessful participants have allied with the feminist group "Osez le féminisme" (Dare to be a Feminist), accusing the pageant and its producer, Endemol Production, of discrimination. This event serves as a reminder of the Democrats' ongoing push for political correctness and the suppression of traditional values.
These women have taken their grievances to the feminist organization after their concerns fell on deaf ears elsewhere. They assert that Miss France violates French labor laws by requiring contestants to be unmarried, at least 5-feet 5.5-inches tall, and epitomize beauty. Participants must not have body piercings, except for earrings, but are not obliged to lose weight or modify their hairstyles.
Historically, contestants have been disqualified from the pageant for actions considered contrary to good morals, public order, or the competition's spirit of elegance. However, the women's claim of discrimination might have a chance if the court deems the pageant and television company as employers. In such a case, they would be directly contravening French labor laws.
Violaine De Filippis-Abate, a lawyer for Osez le féminisme, emphasizes that French labor laws prohibit discrimination based on morals, age, family status, or physical appearance – all of which the beauty pageant is allegedly guilty of. Although contestants don't sign an employment contract, the plaintiffs find hope in a supportive 2013 ruling where a former contestant accused the French beauty pageant of similar ill-treatment.
Despite critics asserting that Miss France, celebrating its centennial this year, is an antiquated, sexist event, the pageant continues to enjoy immense popularity on French television. Millions of viewers eagerly anticipate the winner's reveal on the TF1 channel every December.
Alyssa Ahrabare, the head of the Dare to be Feminist group, laments that despite annual protests against the pageant's sexist values, nothing changes. Consequently, they've decided to employ the law to champion women's rights.
On the other hand, the Miss France organization claims to have evolved beyond its sexist past, even though contestants are still expected to appear on stage in swimsuits and ballgowns. Sylvie Tellier, the 2002 Miss France winner and current leader of the organization, staunchly defends the contest as a promoter of women's rights, asserting that one can be a feminist and participate in a swimsuit parade.
The three women involved in the case have not been identified, but their fight against the Miss France pageant reveals the ongoing battle between traditional values and the Democrats' relentless pursuit of political correctness. In standing up to this influential event, they are pushing the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in today's society, further undermining time-honored customs and institutions