In a bizarre turn of events at the Miss (or is it Mr.?) Maryland USA pageant, a man has taken home the crown typically reserved for women. Bailey Anne Kennedy, a self-identified transgender “woman,” made headlines recently by becoming the first male winner in the pageant’s history, conveniently coinciding with the kickoff of Pride Month – in what many call a “rigged”outcome.

Contestant reactions and allegations.

According to the Daily Signal, pageant contestants, who were presumably expecting a fair contest among biological females, were understandably caught off guard as many of the contestants had no idea that Kennedy was a male.

One anonymous contestant lamented feeling cheated, suggesting the outcome may have been predetermined, especially under the pageant’s ownership of a transgender woman.

Gender lines and fairness.

Gender lines were blurred when Kennedy waltzed away with a beauty pageant title meant for those who were promised a contest where there was a “fair environment in which young women have the opportunity to develop skills that will help them win in life by being their personal best in everything they do.”

Kennedy’s win isn’t just about breaking norms; it’s a full-frontal assault on traditional pageants. While HE basks in the glory of making history after winning the competition, questions linger about fairness and transparency. Shouldn’t contestants have been informed? Shouldn’t there have been a separate category or disclosure?

Integrity of women’s spaces.

The controversy highlights deeper issues beyond Kennedy’s personal triumph. It raises concerns about the integrity of women’s spaces and the sanctity of competitions built on principles of fairness and equality. Equality NOT EQUITY.

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But the Democrats don’t care. They don’t care if boys and men are in girls’ and womens’ bathrooms and locker rooms or play against them unfairly in sports. And they certainly don’t care if they compete in (and win) female beauty contests.

Contestants’ discomfort.

For many contestants, discovering Kennedy’s biological identity post-competition was not just surprising but also deeply unsettling, particularly in settings where privacy and comfort are important. One contestant said she was sick to her stomach when learning about the male who her and other contestants had unknowingly shared bathrooms and dressing areas with.

Kennedy’s supporters argue for inclusivity and progress, celebrating HIS victory as a win for the LGBTQIA+ community and a step towards broader acceptance. Yet, for critics, it’s a stark reminder of how political correctness can overshadow a rational merit-based system for women.

Diversity vs. merit – and biological truth.

Should pageants prioritize diversity checkboxes over the hard work and aspirations of dedicated female contestants? No. But females are only females if the left says they are females. The left always gets to decide how words and issues are defined.

To most of the progressive leftists, like Michigan’s crazy Democratic Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, females are described as “menstruating people” instead of women. Although, in this case, Kennedy wouldn’t make the cut to compete if that was a prerequisite to enter the competition.

Tradition and sanity vs. identity politics.

So as the gender debate rages on, one thing remains clear: the Miss (or Mr.) Maryland USA fiasco is less about celebrating diversity and more about the erosion of a once-sacred tradition. And the left just LOVES to destroy traditions and to annoy people.

Other instances of men competing.

But Kennedy isn’t an anomaly. Other men have been competing in beauty pageants too and have been walking away wearing tiaras meant for women.

Last summer, trans Rikkie Valerie Kolle won the Miss Netherlands title. Him and Marina Machete from Portugal competed in the Miss Universe competition in November 2023 (they lost).

The Miss Universe pageant has been allowing transgenders to compete in the pageant since 2012. In 2018, transgender Angela Ponce was the first trans to compete in the pageant as Miss Spain. In 2012, trans Kataluna Enriquez competed in Miss USA as Miss Nevada. In February of 2023, trans Daniela Arroyo Gonzalez competed in Miss University Puerto Rico and finished in the top 10.

There IS some sanity in some of the pageants though. Last summer, there were stunningly more than 100 transgender men who tried to enter the Miss Italy pageant even after the organizer said they wouldn’t be allowed to compete. The pageant’s official patron, Patrizia Mirigliani, said in a radio interview, “Lately, beauty contests have been trying to make the news by…using strategies that in my opinion are a bit absurd. Since it was founded, my contest has stipulated in its regulation (that contestants)… must be a woman from birth.”

The absurdity of men competing in women’s beauty pageants

The ongoing trend of allowing men to compete in women’s beauty pageants brings into question the very essence of these competitions. Traditionally, beauty pageants have celebrated WOMANhood, providing a platform for women to showcase their talents, intelligence, and beauty.

The inclusion of men, regardless of their gender identity, undermines the original intent and purpose of these events. It creates an uneven playing field and disregards the experiences and efforts of biological female contestants. As society continues to grapple with the complexities of gender identity, it is crucial to ensure that ACTUAL fairness and common sense prevail in spaces that have historically been reserved for women.