Miss Utah Stumbles Badly on Question, Evokes Images of Miss South Carolina

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:51 am

This question is clearly above her pay grade.

Thank you … um … Miss Utah?

A finalist in the Miss USA competition is drawing unique attention for her response to a question about women’s wages.

Marissa Powell, a 21-year-old Salt Lake City native, strutted across the stage in a sequin-lined dress Sunday, drawing a question from panelist NeNe Leakes.

“A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does it say about society?”

Powell nodded along, pondering her response.

She considered the right words. She paused.

Then she opened her mouth.

“I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are continuing to try to strive … to … [Think! Think! She smiles, caught on some meandering, tangential wavelength] … figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem right now.

“I think, especially the men are … um … seen as the leaders of this, and so we need to see how to … create education better. So that we can solve this problem. Thank you.”

Lame answer. Lame question, also. You’ll be shocked to discover she didn’t win. Still,  she can never top Miss South Carolina.

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11 Responses to “Miss Utah Stumbles Badly on Question, Evokes Images of Miss South Carolina”

  1. Mooch has a fat ass on 17/17/13 at 9:21 am

    Good thing she didn’t tell them it was a falsehood, and that women actually make the same, if not slightly more when all things are equally compared. The libtards would have started throwing rocks.

  2. Mitch on 17/17/13 at 9:54 am

    Well she could have said that the pay disparity starts at the top with the White House paying women so much less than the men. Until the top fixes it, why should anyone else do anything different?

    Also, is she single?

  3. I R A Darth Aggie on 17/17/13 at 10:04 am

    The correct answer is I categorically disagree with the baked in assumptions in the question. If you begin with a false premise, you will arrive at a false conclusion.

  4. I R A Darth Aggie on 17/17/13 at 10:05 am

    Also, if women systemically made significantly less than men, then women would be at full employment (and overtime), and men would be in even worse shape than they are now.

  5. HeatherRadish on 17/17/13 at 10:29 am

    Yup. Ladies, if you want to earn like a man, you have to work like a man. That means math, long hours, dangerous working conditions, long hours, no long gaps in employment history, more long hours, negotiating your starting salary/asking for more money when your duties/hours increase, did I mention long hours and math?

    Most women would rather do other things–and that’s OK, I wish I could do other things–and fymynysts need to stop lying to us about how our choices should be without consequences.

  6. Pastorius on 17/17/13 at 10:33 am

    It’s not a lame question, even for a second. The lame part is that we can’t be honest the answer.

    The answer is this:

    Women don’t want “equal pay for equal work”.

    They want to be able to enter and exit the work force, at will, and every time they enter, they want to be able to pick up, not where they left off, but where they would have been had they not left.

    They want the same career trajectory as men, without the same unrelenting dedication to their careers.

    This is all a feminist fantasy, and the sheer purpose of the perpetuation of the fantasy is a Gramscian scheme to destroy hierarchy and add chaos to Western Civilization.

    It is evil.

  7. doesky on 17/17/13 at 11:35 am

    The common MSM lie is that women doing equal work make 20% less then men.

    Lets think about this for 1 minute…. The MSM is telling me that the all the executive boards of all the fortune 500 companies are DECLINING to take the opportunity to SAVE a huge 20% of their ENTIRE CORPORATE WIDE SALARY COSTS just by simply switching to an all-female staff BECAUSE they are more interested in discriminating against women? Yeah right.

    The claim of 20% difference for “equal work” is a fantasy of the left. I’d wager that in most fortune 500 companies, women TRULY doing EQUIVALENT work to their male counterpart are going to be promoted faster, given higher wages, and afforded more opportunities in their career paths.

  8. wodun on 17/17/13 at 2:06 pm

    The questions asked of these beauty queens was tougher than anything asked of Obama during either election.

  9. DaMav on 17/17/13 at 2:23 pm

    Vicious bashing of n women going on at HuffPo over this.

    But nothing on the Democrat male in Congress worried about troop movements in Guam tipping the island over.