In a New York Daily News op/ed piece written by the 2001 Miss America first runner-up winner Faith Jenkins, the former beauty queen bemoans her lack of moral courage to have responded strongly to the question that was posed to her in the competition 6 years prior: "What do you think of rap music?"
Instead, she confesses, she shied away from addressing the question head on and distracted the interviewer by discussing adult illiteracy, poverty and high school drop-outs. Shame, shame, Ms. Jenkins.
As we all know full well today: the root cause for all of these inconveniences is rap music. So, don't listen to those fatties who think conglomerate-dominated media have more power, money and control over these vile words and images than these influential young Black rappers.
Instead, revel in the powerful subtext of Ms. Jenkins' clarion call:
Whether your long-legged, slim-waisted or perky-breasted, women and young girls must stand up proud in your swimsuits, pantyhose and high heels against the misogyny of hip hop. For it is the last remnant of socially acceptable sexism and the sole source of all evil. So, whether you participate in the Miss America pageant, junior Miss America, junior-junior Miss America, or pre-pubescent Miss America, let these pro-hourglass women movements be your international platform for speaking out for talented, conventionally beautiful women with straight-hair everywhere (but mostly America)!
Preach on, sister!