Intro to Women's Studies 2010

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Short Skirts and Breast Juts: Cheerleading, Erociticism and School/ Bettis & Adams

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This article talks about how cheerleading is a way of showing sexuality in schools. It brings up a case that happened at a high school in Washington where there were complaints about how the cheerleading outfits did not abide by the school dress code and how it should be changed to abide by the school rules. It also talk alot about what being a cheerleader represents and how it has changed over the years.

I found this aritcle very interesting to read. I went to a middle/high school that didn’t have sports so therefore we had no cheerleaders. When I was younger I was a cheerleader and thought it was one of the coolest things to be because I met new friends. Growing up going to other school games I honestly rarely thought that way about cheerleaders. I had no thought of them as showing off their sexuality because of their cute little outfits or because of their dance routine. I looked at it as a spirit team that supported their team and gave the crowd an energy boost. Reading this article gave me a different outlook of cheerleaders, especially the interview with the middle school girls. Some of them only wanted to be a cheerleader for popularity and for the attention of boys. To me, it was a disgrace for young women to want to be apart of something just for the attention. There are other ways to make friends and get boys and cheerleading, to me, is not one of them because it’s only giving boys a negative look at a female and in a provocative way.

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One thought on “Short Skirts and Breast Juts: Cheerleading, Erociticism and School/ Bettis & Adams

  1. The article presented one view of the sport, and didn’t reflect your experience of it, and that is good to know and keep in mind whenever you are reading articles of this nature.

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