Sunday, November 09, 2003

Miss Afghanistan?

Yep, you heard that right. Miss Afghanistan, Vida Samadzai , was a participant in the Miss Earth beauty pageant in Manila. Though she failed to make the semifinals, she did take home the "beauty for a cause" award. The story indicates she faces controvery upon her return home. During the pageant she donned a red bikini and walked the catwalk just like the other girls. A senior Afghani justice official is apparently considering whether she should be prosecuted for that act. Sure, they've come a long way over there - under the Taliban what she did would rate an immediate death sentance - but prosecuting her for wearing the attire expected? There were other Muslim ladies there, guys. Give her a break.