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Professional cheerleading 'should be abolished'

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posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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Critics have long been rooting for a ban on professional cheerleading.

The argument: young, attractive, scantily clad women high-kicking and shaking pom-poms on the sidelines and cheering on male players reinforces women’s subservient role as eye candy in a man’s world.

A recent spate of cheerleader-led lawsuits in the NFL alleging below-minimum wage pay and, in some cases, degrading treatment has only helped reinforce the notion that the job demeans women.


Linky



Gimme a B!
Gimme an E!
Gimme another E!
Gimme a Z!

YAY!

If women want to be cheerleaders, in my humble opinion, then they should be allowed to be cheerleaders. I think they should get paid more, but that's just me.

So what do you think, ATS?

Ban the practice?
Allow it?

As always, read, reply, ignore or wear skimpy outfits with pom-poms . . . . . . .

It's all up to you!




posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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Allow it.

If a woman wants to do it, go for it..what give someone the right to decide for her otherwise.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

Nothing wrong with it. These critics probably go home at night and watch porn.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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Cheerleaders are to sports what Sugar is to Smacks.

Viva la cheerlings.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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Just watch the girls playing american footie and the fellas doing the cheerleading.
Then it equals itself all out
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posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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There are guy cheerleaders too. I'm sure everyone has seen that cheerleader movie. Light it up? Turn it up? Something it up?

Oh how they try to be so ignorant caring about everyone's feelings...



Fired up and bring it on. If it wasn't for cheerleading we wouldn't have that infamous exchange

"bring it on"

"Oh it's already been brought!"
edit on 14-9-2014 by boncho because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

Allow it. This has nothing to do with equality. In fact, one could argue such restrictions would harm the cause.

Who are we to tell a woman what to do? What's next? Banning them from science?
edit on 14-9-2014 by Not Authorized because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

Cheerleading is an institution of mediocrity and insipidness. It should be banned.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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definitely continue it otherwise you'd almost have to ban most female musicians that feel their music can't stand on its own without showing off the T&A...

and talk about scantily clad, the women on FOX news keep their legs so tightly crossed they must be cutting off circulation to avoid exposing their nether regions...I bet they show as much breast as most cheerleaders.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

I 2nd that.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:19 AM
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Personally, it's bread and circuses with different technology.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: beezzer

Cheerleading is an institution of mediocrity and insipidness. It should be banned.


So is politics.




posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

I think the last paragraph in your "Linky" is the way it should go. Re-define the job. Get a union in there at some point and make it a more legitimate profession. What they should do should be more skilled, like professional dancers are, and they should be paid accordingly.

These football teams are worth hundreds of million of dollars, at least. They can more than afford to pay each member of the "dance troupe" $1,000 a game.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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Sure we should ban anything people might do that isn't approved by the PC police. The heck with their rights to do what they want with their lives. /sarcasm



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

When I watch cheerleaders girls I don't care if they are against my team.

They deserve good salary and benefits.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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I don't oppose cheerleading any more than I oppose pole dancing. And if I had more money I would support the beejezus out of pole dancing.

I do however oppose the state sanctioned sexualizing and objectification of minors. That is definitely what I observed (very carefully) as a highschool student.

I believe that at the high school level, there should be a strict conservative dress code for publicly funded cheer programs, a requirement that the athletic and technical aspects be emphasized, a requirement that teams preform on their own and not merely as a side show to male sports, and a strict requirement that there be no aesthetic criteria either official or unofficial.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

It's supposed to be a free country. If there is a "market" for such a thing and if there is a supply of women to fill the roles and they have no problem with it. Then what is the problem?

Oh, wait, some butthoale who thinks he knows how I should live my life is all about taking away my freedom of choice.

This is why you cannot by a 32 oz coke in NYC. You have to buy 2 16oz cokes... freaking morons!!!

This kind of thinking is not the sole providence of liberal or conservative, but rather belongs to specific members of each. Those who do not believe in freedom deep down in their hearts.

Those who would be despots, if given a chance.



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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Just curious, the majority here appears to think that cheerleading is okay.

What do you all think about prostitution?



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

It actually pains me a bit to say this, but I'm going to have to disagree..

Cheerleading competitions are full of quite impressice acrobatics and synchronization. When done well, its impressive.

Then again, that's not really what we see on the sidelines of sporting events. Maybe being a professional cheerleader in a major sports venue is like a cheerleader retirement home?



posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
What do you all think about prostitution?


Has never been my cup of tea....

If it could be done in such a way where no one was victimized I wouldn't have a problem with it. I would not patronize it, but hey... if no one is being hurt and no one is being threatened, then why not?



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