Carlos in DC: Election of Jimena Navarrete as Miss Universe: bad for Mexicans and for Latinas in the U.S.

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“…beauty pageants are offensive shows of chauvinism, materialism and sexism, but they are bad also because they promote White supremacy in a very subtle, hidden way.”


“Thus, these fake beauty pageants hurt the self esteem of our mothers and our sisters, they tell men how their women should look like. This is really bad considering that women are the pillars and foundations of our families, our communities, societies.”


“Jimena Navarrete is a beautiful woman indeed, but she doesn’t look nor represent the physical beauty of most Mexican women, who descend mostly from Indigenous natives, and the mixture with African, Arab and Europeans mostly.”