Miss Italy Bans 'Trans Women' From Competing

Haika Mrema | July 24, 2023
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While the United States continues to allow biological men to compete with and steal titles from biological women, other countries are still abiding by fairness and common sense. 

The Miss Italy competition is now prohibiting transgender women from competing according to Official Patron Patrizia Mirigliani who shared with a local outlet that pageant participants must be “a woman from birth.” She also criticized beauty pageants that attempt to promote inclusivity by allowing men to compete with women. 

"Lately, beauty contests have been trying to make the news by also using strategies that I think are a bit absurd," Mirigliani reportedly told the outlet. 

“Since it was born, my competition has foreseen in its regulation the clarification according to which one must be a woman from birth. Probably because, even then, it was foreseen that beauty could undergo modifications, or that women could undergo modifications, or that men could become women," she added. 

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This decision is a step in the right direction considering the delusion occurring in competitions designed for women. While Mirigliani continues to uphold traditional standards, other pageants like Miss Netherlands are allowing biological men to win its competitions.

“I DID IT !!!!!,” Miss Netherlands’s first transgender winner Rikkie Valerie Kolle shared on Instagram following his win. “I’m so proud and happy I can’t even describe it. Making my community proud and showing it can be done.”

Kolle is not the first biological male to move on to Miss Universe. After the organization modified its rules to allow “transgender women” to compete, Angela Ponce, a male, participated in the competition in 2018 after winning Miss Spain. Ponce didn’t make it past the top 20. 

Italy is an example of how beauty pageants should operate. A rule banning biological men from competing in a women’s beauty pageant would have been common knowledge not long ago. Now these pageants are compromising on the integrity and fairness of their competition in the name of inclusivity. The patriarchy strikes again, folks!

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