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Atlantic City: Feminist Milestone?

   Mitra Jalali wrote the following:

The notorious myth of the bra-burning feminist was born when the first feminist protest against the Miss America competition was held in Atlantic City, NJ in 1968. 

   (You can read the rest of Jalali’s post here.)  Jalali goes on to examine the recent Miss America Pageant.

   These little facts and stories, viz. our report on Atlantic City’s impact on the English Language, add to the mystique of that all-purpose, gaming destination, Atlantic City.  Will we soon see a national feminist gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the famed bra-burning?   I want exclusive media rights if they do.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


2 thoughts on “Atlantic City: Feminist Milestone?

  1. I was there at the bra-burning event. It actually was about a dozen women who had nothing to keep up with the bras, so it did not matter…

    On the Miss A Pageant, AC should rejoice that we got rid of this thing. It is about the lamest TV show on. It hasn’t changed at all. The attempt at a “reality” show this year flopped. Because nothing was real, even the Kathy Griffin rant. Clearly calculated to cause a small controversy and raise ratings. I doubt if anyone watched more than 5 minutes. I did not. And can they be more plastic? The finalists were almost identical twins. No diversity whatsoever. So AC, be glad that we’re no longer identified with this mess. It will die once this cable network realizes it will not boost its ratings and the Miss A Pageant will die a very timely death.

    Posted by dave202 | January 28, 2008, 6:37 pm
  2. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.

    Thanks for linking us 🙂

    Posted by Mitra | January 28, 2008, 8:02 pm

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