Why transsexual beauty, Jenna Talackova, shouldn't be readmitted to the Miss Universe Canada competition

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Transgendered beauty queen, Jenna Talackova

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Transgendered beauty queen, Jenna Talackova

After Jenna Talackova, 23, was booted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant for being born a genetic male, a petition went around to get her reinstated to the competition. For some reason many people think it's unfair to ban a transsexual from a beauty competition while it's completely admissible to eliminate fat, deformed, or just plain ugly competitors, or to strip the crowns from women caught in nude photo and sex tape scandals.

Beauty pageants are necessarily based on arbitrary rules, as beauty is largely subjective. These contests evaluate women based on current conventions of what makes a woman elegant and refined. The organizers decided that transgendered women are unfit to compete for the same reasons their competition eliminates men, women who look like men, women who refuse to strip down to their bathing suits, women with full body tattoos, and the wide range of women who do not fit into the organization's narrow definition of beauty.