Miss Subways in Retrospect: Social Anthropology Through Photo Images

If you are into social anthropology, the "Meet Miss Subways: New York's Beauty Queens 1941-76," is the exhibition for you. The photo show will be on display at the New York Transit Museum from October 23 to March 2.For over thirty years, photos and one-sentence aspirations of New York women were displayed in subway cars as part of the “Meet Miss Subways” contest with a hidden agenda of drawing subway-riders' attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system....more

Transsexuals entering beauty contests

Do any other women find themselves a bit uncomfortable about transsexuals being allowed to enter beauty contests? Firstly I am totally for equal rights for our Gay, Lesbian and Transexual communities. But you can't tell me that someone who was born male, despite how much plastic surgery they go through is going to have a female body with hips, thighs and butt. Of course they will look like some fabulous Barbie like, Coathanger creature that fashion designers love. But is that something that we as women should accept? Mind you who said beauty contests were about reality anyway....more
Hi Natty :)   I'm a post-operative male to female transsexual. I just wanted you to know that I ...more