Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beauty pageant photos for 'Miss Muslimah' show how outdated Western Views Of The Muslim World Really Are

By Priscilla Frank
INDONESIA---Yes, there are a lot of differences separating Miss Muslimah, a Muslim beauty pageant in Yogakarta, Indonesia, from those broadcast across the Western world. Instead of bathing suits there are headscarfs, competitors pray five times a day, and the winner is chosen by a jury of orphaned children. However, after attending and documenting the competition in 2014, photojournalist Monique Jaques realized that the young women weren't that different from their Western counterparts. [link]