As much as Texas and Florida are synonymous with football, Connecticut seems to be the land of cheerleading, seeing as all the big spirit finger stories are coming out of the Nutmeg State these days. First, a Connecticut judge reaffirmed what we all knew – cheerleading is not a sport. And now a cheerleading team… wait, no. Team implies sport, sorry. A cheerleading coven has appealed to the Connecticut Board of Education because their uniforms… wait, no. Sorry. Because their costumes are too revealing. Oh the horror.
The girls are upset because the tops reveal their midriffs, and they believe that this is demeaning to them as proper young ladies. Instead, they want to wear less revealing tops and longer skirts. Should they succeed in their pleas, when they ask the crowd what that spells, the response will be, “Hey sweater, you‘re blocking the game!”
Give me a P, give me a R, give me a U-D-E! What’s that spell, Yahoo! Prep Rally?
“It really hurts our self esteem,” Bridgeport Central senior Ariana Mesaros told the Board of Education, according to the Post. “I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this. Is this really how you want Bridgeport to be represented?”
As noted by NBC Connecticut, the Bridgeport cheerleaders’ plea comes on the heels of a recent study of college cheerleaders, which found that college cheerleaders whose uniforms exposed midriffs faced a significantly higher risk of developing eating disorders.
I have to agree with the cheerleaders on that count. Eating disorders are very serious and dangerous. I mean, all that puking eventually damages the girl’s teeth and who wants to make out with a girl who has a mouth full of candy corn? Girls, it’s all about liposuction. You’re in, you’re out, you’re beautiful.
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