A couple questions to talk about this week.
Have any of you attended or considered attended a women's rights demonstration? (are they even a big thing anymore?)
Who has ever watched the Miss America contest?
For me, I've never attended or even thought about a women's right demonstration in this day and age. and I always used to watch Miss America when I was little - I'll even catch it once and awhile just to see what the contestents look like (dresses, hair, makeup, talent). When I was little, I would usually pick out my favorite girl and kind of cheer her on throughout the program. I don't think that I ever remember wanting to be in those pageants, but fun to watch. I think that it was kind of interesting to read the evolution of the Wednesday Sisters over the years and their group watching the pageant. I think the author was trying to show that women have other interests and life and the evolution of this group to other things in life beyond just beauty - like writing or working which I am sure both were still pretty revolutionary during that era. Each of them had their own dreams that come out through the book and each them attending the demonstration I think was showing them wanting to begin living out those dreams. Thoughts?