Being a feminist myself, I'm all for empowering women to make their own decisions about their bodies and brains.
Here's a news story from last week about the first public beauty pageant in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam (all other beauty pageants since 2002 have been held in private for fear of getting killed).
Here's a news story about the Miss University beauty pageant in London which some "women students" have branded misogynistic.
This is a wee graph I did to summarise what I can gather from the two stories, the y-axis is clearly the acceptability of beauty pageants, but I can't figure out what the x-axis ought to be.
After a bit more thought, here's a revised version of the graph.