The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Politics & Current Events / Current Events
|Subject: Miss America vs Miss Afghanistan||Date: 10/20/2001 10:24 PM|
|Author: SeaPhantom||Number: 10772 of 177407|
On the left is Katie Harmon, Miss America,
wearing the swimsuit she chose for the competition.
On the right is a typical Afghan girl, wearing the heavy smothering
burqua as required by the oppressive Taliban regime.
Miss America is a junior at Portland State University,
hoping to eventually get a Master's degree in Bioethics.
Miss Afghanistan is forbidden from receiving any education at all,
and cannot read or write.
Miss America has worked as a lab assistant at both the
Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Puget Sound.
Miss Afghanistan is forbidden from working.
Miss America's father is an engineer. He