Totally Typical. Another group of parents and teachers getting all worked up about sexy cheerleader get-ups and booty-shaking pep rallies. It's understandable, but come on, get with the ... wait. It's the cheerleaders who are pissed about the outfits?
"In a fascinating twist, last week cheerleaders in Connecticut begged school officials to help make their uniforms less skimpy."
Wow. A man-bites-dog story. Or a girl-hides-bod story.
In a moment that must've been awesome to behold, according to the local paper, two of the girls stood in front of the Bridgeport Board of Education, took off their sweats, and showed their outfits and exposed midriffs at the podium. They spoke well, too.
Here's former team captain Heidi Medina:
"We ask with the utmost respect you do anything in your power to help us ... I don't feel comfortable wearing this."
And senior Ariana Mesaros:
"It really hurts our self esteem ... I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this. Is this really how you want Bridgeport to be represented?"
The district's assistant superintendent says only a handful of girls on the 19-member squad complained.
I hope, but have a hard time believing, that the mean-girl half of the squad isn't rolling their eyes somewhere and saying that it's just fat girls who don't want their bellies showing.
But it doesn't matter, because it seems the unis are actually illegal. There's a book that covers this stuff -- The National Federation Spirit Rules -- and it sounds like some stimulating bedside reading:
"When standing at attention, apparel must cover the midriff."
The ladies will end up wearing black bodysuits under their outfits, the school board says, which is what most schools do instead of replacing pricey uniforms -- which in this case ran $77. It's probably for the best anyway. Those football falls in New England are damn cold. Not even Gisele would bare her practically non-existent belly while watching Tom Brady.
What do you think of the cheerleaders protesting their uniforms?
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