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Councillor slams 'sexist' Miss Isle of Man competition

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A Douglas councillor says plans to revive the Miss Isle of Man contest are a backwards step that shouldn't be allowed in a government-run facility.

The newest incarnation of the competition will take place at the Villa Marina on August 5th - 18 years after it was scrapped.

Karen Angela says beauty pageants are a sexist relic and the event comes at a time when the House of Keys is discussing new equality laws.

She says she can't understand why the Department of Economic Development would allow the event to go ahead:

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