Catholic Connection – July 7, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Miss Teen USA Drops Swimsuit Competition: Moves Away from Sexual Objectification

  • Description: The Miss Universe organization has announced that Miss Teen USA will no longer feature a swimwear portion. Instead, contestants will model athletic clothing. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commends this change, and hopes all beauty pageant competitions will follow their lead. “Miss Teen USA will no longer capitalize on the blatant sexual objectification of teenagers, and that’s something worth celebrating,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “For years, claims by pageant officials that the swimwear portion is meant to assess competitors’ athleticism have fallen flat in the context of a hyper-sexualized culture. Women’s bodies are constantly under scrutiny and overtly sexualized for commercial gain. It’s time to reject the message that the female body is a public sexual commodity. The choice by Miss Teen USA to put 15-19 year-olds in athletic wear, rather than bikinis, is a significant improvement and I hope that the same standards will soon be adopted by all Miss Universe pageants and other competitions.”
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dawn Hawkins
      Executive Director , National Center on Sexual Exploitation
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+  What is the Papal Foundation?

+  Defund Planned Parenthood Protest at RNC in Cleveland

  • Description: Come to Cleveland July 13, 14, and 15th – the days leading up to the Republican National Convention—and participate with us as CPLS calls the Republican Party to formally adopt a position to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD and provide a great witness to the sanctity of life!
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Monica Miller

      Dr. Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. Dr. Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader and a pioneer of the pro-life rescue movement. She is a veteran sidewalk counselor and has organized hundreds of pro-life pickets, rallies, demonstrations and conferences.

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+  Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."

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