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Subject:  Miss America vs Miss Afghanistan Date:  10/20/2001  10:24 PM
Author:  SeaPhantom Number:  10772 of 177137

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. Her