Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Meredith Vieira show depicts beauty contest for women with disabilities


The Meredith Vieira Show, syndicated now on NBC, offered a couple of interesting ideas and guests on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, link here.

One was the appearance of former ‘Nsync singer Lance Bass, author of the autobiography “Out of Sync” in 2007  (Books blog, Nov. 2, 2007).

In the second half of the show, Mel B., from “America Got Talent” joined Meredith to present a beauty pageant for young women with disabilities.

  

I’ve always found personally supporting an event like that (as if it could be part of my own “calling”) a bit off-putting.  I always had a “take it or leave it” attitude.  Twenty years ago, such events didn’t get much traction, but social media have changed the moral climate to such an extent that support for these events is coming to be anticipated.  Not required but, as Jonathan Rauch says about other things, “expected.” 

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