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The bikini segment is one of the cornerstones of the Miss World Beauty Pageant but the event will not be featuring them. Out of respect to this year's Muslim host nation Indonesia, the contestants at the event in Jakarta will be wearing the traditional long sarongs of Bali instead. While it may seem like a victory for feminists and those against beauty pageants on the grounds of female objectification, Dr Brooke Magneti, writing for The Telegraph says otherwise. She wrote: " Such dirty alliances always, always, come with a hidden cost. It doesn't take much imagination to see what outcome religious conservatives of any faith are aiming for when they order the womenfolk to cover up.
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I excitedly posted a screengrab of the New York Times article to Instagram with two emojis: the fist punch and the heart, a combination I consider a visual representation of thoughtful power. But before my post could amass even 10 likes, I deleted it. Because my second reaction was confusion. Have I lost my mind? Luckily, not entirely.