with permission from Campaigning
Miss World 2002 special
Doesn't time fly? It is, once again, Miss World Day! That
time of the year where we celebrate feminist victories past!
I start this month's festivities by thanking all of our members
for their cards and kind words which pinged their way to us
in time for our celebrations, what was to be the thirtieth
anniversary in our proud campaigning history.
of classic 1970's placard, criticised by Bob Hope
it pains me to report that Miss Turkey's triumph, on Saturday,
was achieved in the face of more apathy than ever
from our feminist sisters - only three of us turned up
in fact, which meant we decided to call off our protests completely
and go to the pub instead.
is the fifth consecutive year where the number of contestants
in the pageant has significantly outnumbered the ones protesting,
and this year they even had the weight advantage, too, for
the first time.
this shameful apathy (please
make a note in your diaries, now, for next year) did not stop
us reminiscing about our victories past... an event never
complete until Sister Brenda whips out her snap shots of her
now legendary 'bundling' incident out of the Royal Albert
Hall by security in 1973 - the look on Bob Hope's face still
sends me into hysterics. The poor boy didn't know which joke
card to read off of next.
yes, once again, we made a point of calling both security
guards, John and Clive, on our cell phones - we still correspond.
Such nice chaps. We all raised a glass, or two, in their memory.
Brenda also remembered to bring a selection of her more witty
banners, some made out of flattened bras. (I am hoping to
get copies of these for our web site before Christmas.) Oh,
is a shame that there seems to be such a general apathy towards
the Miss World pageant these days, it was always my favourite
protest of the year... I live in hope that next year we can
once again join together and make our presence felt as well
World's Chief Knocker