Friday, September 16, 2016

Pageantry? Philanthropy? Just ask them a question they can answer or don't ask at all.

Two nights ago, I DVR'd the Miss America competition for my wife so that we could watch it together. So tonight, we got the chance. 

To this day, it still baffles me as to why judges still find the need to ask lengthy questions about topics which the women may not find interesting or be able to respond to appropriately or honestly. Why put them through such agony? And it's not just them, why put us, the audience, through the pain of listening to answers that make no sense, that don't even respond to the original question at hand? Why must we listen to responses that lack actual opinion and are formulated on political correctness? Or why allow us to hear false positive replies just because they fear the backlash of their true opinions? I just don't get it.

If you want to have a pageant and showcase women, their philanthropy, their ability to empower, their charitable contributions, or community service endeavours,  then do that.

But leave the questions and answers to the contestants on Jeopardy! (7PM Weeknights on ABC).

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