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Brains Before Beauty?24:51
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photoNancy Redd majored in women's studies at Harvard and is now ready to put on a swim suit and high heels and compete in the Miss America pageant as Miss Virginia.

Is this step back or forward for the feminist movement? Both sides speak out.

Guests:

Nancy Redd, Harvard graduate competing in the Miss America Pageant

Amy Richards, co-author of "Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future", co-founder of The Third Wave Foundation

Elizabeth Nesoff, junior at Wellesley College, wrote editorial "In Search of Feminists" for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper

Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President for the Feminist Majority Foundation

This program aired on September 2, 2003.

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