Miss Peru Contestants Give Amazing Response To Question
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for WOMANKIND! The women in a Miss Peru beauty pageant have become our heroes for their response to a question that is meant to be a "normal" part of the contest.
Each contestant was asked to announce their body measurements, meaning their waist, hip and bust sizes, to the judges and the television audience.
But the women were having NONE of it and instead they decided to put the spotlight on the REAL issues that we should be focusing on.
Instead of announcing their body size, each woman recited the horrifying crime statistics from their home towns, drawing attention to things like violence against women, murder, and human trafficking.
"My name is Juana Acevedo and my measurements are: more than 70 percent of women in our country are victims of street harassment," said one contestant.
"Almendra Marroquin here. I represent Canete and my measurements are: more than 25 percent of girls and teenagers are abused in their schools," said another.
Parabéns às corajosas candidatas à “Miss Peru” que ao invés de anunciarem suas medidas, denunciaram a violência contra as mulheres. Lindo! pic.twitter.com/ZHCmfKzXAO— Suplicy (@esuplicy) October 31, 2017
While this clip may be in Spanish and you may not be able to understand it, it is still amazing to hear the passion and emotion in the women's voices and expressions.
The clapback occurred during the swimsuit section of the pageant, and organisers of the event projected newspaper sections featuring stories about murder and assault as the women gave their answers.
Who run the world? GIRLS! We absolutely LOVE this and the bravery of these women to speak out for what they believe in.