I suppose I have never really thought about cheerleading in the ways that Bettis and Adams discuss it in their article. I never thought that the girls in middle school and high school that tried out and were cheerleaders wanted to just for the boys to see them in short skirts. I guess after reading this I could now see it differently; however, it may have also been different in my high school. From what I knew, most girls I knew to be cheerleaders were athletes themselves. They had been doing gymnastics or dance or cheering since preschool-so it was a given that they would do it in middle and high school since it was something they loved. But I guess there has always been the stigma that cheerleaders are always the popular girls, and i feel like maybe now cheerleaders in schools feel like they have to live up to that or that other girls can’t become cheerleaders because they aren’t popular. However, i believe that stereotype came from popular culture and the media (movies, etc). I suppose cheerleading has become a ‘generic’ way to prove your feminism in high school, or get attention from boys. But I also can’t completely agree because I feel that the article was underestimating the talent and athleticism cheerleaders must have and practice.