I’m surprised it took them so long, but here we are…the SJWs are attacking cheerleading. Apparently the University of Washington put out a poster for tryouts that was the most offensive thing ever.
After a social media firestorm, the University of Washington cheerleading squad took down a poster with “do’s and don’ts” of how people should look for their upcoming tryouts.
Twitter and Facebook users called out the squad, saying the poster encourages body shaming and prioritizes appearance over ability with “body do’s” like being “physically fit” with an “athletic physique.” They also ask that potential cheerleaders wear just a sports bra and mid-rise black shorts, while telling them not to wear any tops “that cover the midriff” or high-waisted shorts.
In a statement, the University of Washington athletic department said they instructed the squad to take down the poster after realizing that it could be seen as offensive.
The offending picture?
A number of things problematic here.
1. Cheerleaders need to be athletic and fit. Otherwise, they won’t actually be able to cheerlead. Science.
2. It’s cheerleading.
3. I’m willing to bet all the money in my pockets that the people complaining on social media would also be the first to make fun of the cheerleaders if they were fatties.
Okay, here’s the problem ladies. It’s really simple. If you, a woman, find this poster offensive on the grounds that it’s asking cheerleaders to be thin and pretty? Don’t be a cheerleader.
Cheerleaders are known for being perky, bouncy, flirty. They dress in short skirts and crop tops. They wave pom-poms to a mostly male crowd at football and basketball games. They’re there to be pretty for the heavily male audience. The heavily male audience prefers their women to be perky, bouncy, flirty. Pretty. Thin. Healthy.
Nobody is saying you need to be perky, bouncy, flirty or pretty. Thin. Or healthy. Only cheerleaders.
But of course the real problem? You ladies who are not perky, bouncy, flirty, pretty (thin or healthy)? You’re jealous that men prefer to watch such ladies dance around in crop tops. You’re as transparent as the fishnet stalkings stretched over your tree-trunk thighs. Yeah, I fat-shamed there just a bit. Not sorry.
For you feminists who aren’t even close to thin or healthy? Check this out.