Feminism, Miss America, and Media Mythology

@article{Dow2003FeminismMA,
  title={Feminism, Miss America, and Media Mythology},
  author={Bonnie J. Dow},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={127 - 149}
}
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