10.05.2010

Bridgeport Cheerleader Says Outfits Too Skimpy



Which would normally cause me to send out my team or reporters to cover the story, but it's Bridgeport, Connecticut.   You just knew it had to be some liberal Yankee girl that would say something so silly.

Rivals  According to the Connecticut Post and NBC Connecticut, Heidi Medina, the captain of Bridgeport Central’s cheerleading squad, stood before the Bridgeport Board of Education in her team’s standard uniform, which bares athletes midriffs and uses either small shorts or baggy sweatpants as bottoms, to make a statement that it was inappropriate. Medina and fellow seniors insist that the Central uniforms do not meet regulations that require cheerleader uniforms to cover an athlete’s midsection when they stand at attention.”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. For it’s part, the Bridgeport Board of Education is moving quickly to quell the controversy, with the assistant superintendent of secondary schools telling the Post that black bodysuits would be purchased for the Central cheerleaders to wear under their uniforms. Still, the incident raises a troubling disparity between what cheerleaders are expected to look like, and what might be most healthy for them. While the eating disorder study focused on college cheerleaders, there’s little doubt that the findings are significant for high school cheerleaders, too.

14 comments:

AnObiter said...

I figure Miss Medina and her teammates have the right to engage in their sport without being objectified, demoralized and cheapened by a uniform's lack of coverage.

Some girls/women actually think appearing trashy is, well, trashy. Way to go, Bridgeport, Connecticut! Keep those midriffs to yourselves, Girls. =)

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:44. Those girls shouldn't have to dress like "hoes" to participate. Nice to see that at least some young women have high standards. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulemia are rampant, and it's sexist remarks such as are found on this blog which contribute to such degradation of young women as nothing but sex objects.

Anonymous said...

“I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this."
???
Didn't these girls have, um...a clue what their uniforms - heck, ANY cheerleaders' unis - looked like, before they made the team?

I really feel sorry for any guy that gets snagged by one of these gals

Anonymous said...

She must be a fatty.

mzchief said...

If the uniform violates the standards set, for a cheerleading uniform, the uniform should be altered to meet the standards. However, it is impossible to believe, that before trying out for the squad, the girls had no idea that cheerleaders wear skimpy uniforms? The gritching about the uniform is akin to a woman who gets a job at Hooter's and gritches about the skimpy shorts and ultra tight, thin tank-top that passes as a "uniform."

The cheerleaders' concern about being demeaned rings, more than just a wee bit, hollow when you consider all the high kicks, butt shaking, hip jiggling, and boob bouncing that cheerleaders engage in while executing cheers all in an attempt to stir up fans.

Anonymous said...

2:09 you are right. found some pics on the net and yes, there is a cow in there.

Anonymous said...

I like the exposure of the belly on those girls.... generally keeps the fats ones off the cheer quad!

Anonymous said...

Many cheerleaders uniforms aren't that short on the top and not that low riding on the bottom. I do agree that looks skimpier than I'm accustomed to seeing.

Anonymous said...

Not Bridgeport Tx the girls are too good looking

Anonymous said...

College cheerleaders are usually short, stocky and athletic. I don't buy for one second any research that says "college cheerleaders develop eating disorders and have bulemia because their stomachs show". Do you?

Anonymous said...

Good comments 2:01 -this blog does get a lot of sexist comments since we see almost every day a new set of body parts exposed.

What would be really interesting is a poll of men who would WANT their wives/daughters to go out the door half naked.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 7:41. The men who ogle young girls on this site think it's cute to make sexist remarks which many of us find very inappropriate to say the least. And you are correct...they would be horrified to have their wives and daughters as the objects of such vulgar comments. It is the one and only thing I would like to see changed on this blog....the sexual comments which disrespect women.

Anonymous said...

oh boo hoo

Osama Hussein Barack bin Sotero Obama said...

9:03---------------------

Here's a way to solve your own dumb a$$ problems:

a)quit reading this blog

b) send your wives and daughters out in burquas

See, that wasn't so hard