Monday, November 19, 2007


For once un beauty contest hace algo REALMENTE relevante. El uso de algo tan superficial para exponer algo tan tan serio es genial. Kudos a Traavik!

"Miss Landmine Angola -- beauty contest for landmine survivors
via Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow on 11/18/07
The Miss Landmine Angola 2008 competition was created by a Norwegian
artist called Morten Traavik -- it's been controversial, but has some
laudable objectives:
THE MISS LANDMINE MANIFESTO (in no particular order)

* Female pride and empowerment.
* Disabled pride and empowerment.
* Global and local landmine awareness and information.
* Challenge inferiority and/or guilt complexes that hinder
creativity- historical, cultural, social, personal, African, European.
* Question established concepts of physical perfection.
* Challenge old and ingrown concepts of cultural cooperation.
* Celebrate true beauty.
* Replace the passive term 'Victim' with the active term 'Survivor'"


(via BoingBoing de Neatorama )