May has arrived and brought the start of a new season with it. Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoot and Uneasy Night Out via The New York Times New Policy for Cheerleading Team Angers Girls Who Made the Squad via News 12. In Defense of Cheerleaders and Cheerleading via Outkick the Coverage. Column: Time’s… Continue reading In Review – May 2018
August came and many of us returned to school. The unfortunate major news of the month came from Colorado, as reported by Denver Post, USA Today, and Fox News, among others. Here’s the other news of the month: Entertainment Weekly published Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Best Lyric Wasn’t in Hamilton. Regulatory Review posted Supreme Court Clarifies Test… Continue reading In Review – August 2017
The Guardian published Is Cheerleading in Schools Sexist?, asking that question to experts in the United Kingdom. More than 40% of UK schools now offer cheerleading, according to the UK Cheerleading Association. Of those taking part in its competitions, 96% are female. Is cheerleading a good way to get girls excited about PE, or is… Continue reading Is Cheerleading in Schools Sexist?
The Times of Israel published Sports Minister Supports Nixing Cheerleading Acts. Zandberg suggested that cheerleading acts should be eliminated from games because they were “an institution that maintains stereotypes and sexist perceptions of women and leads to the objectification of the female body.”
CNN published NFL Cheerleaders: Gratuitous Sexism or All-American Fun?. “When the whole essence of your job is basically hanging out in a tiny bikini and a bandeau top, it kind of undercuts the rest of your argument that you are a well-rounded person,” said Gerstner, who is also professor of media & sports at the… Continue reading NFL Cheerleaders: Gratuitous Sexism or All-American Fun?