Miss USA Vs. The Feminists

Matt Vespa
By Matt Vespa | June 10, 2014 | 5:05 PM EDT

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, now the newly crowned Miss USA, ruffled the feathers of some feminists when she was asked about sexual assault on college campuses. She said that awareness was important in addressing the issue, but also the need for women to learn how to defend themselves. Sanchez is skilled in martial arts; she has a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo. But, this didn’t sit well for the feminist wing of America. Elisa Benson, senior community manager for Cosmopolitan, described the Sanchez’s answer as “icky.” She tried to clarify – and I’m being polite with that description. Huffington Post Associate Editor Mandy Velez wasn’t happy with Sanchez either. She also make it known that her views wouldn't prevent future sexual assaults.

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