Topic: cheerleaders

NFL Cheerleaders Sue Team For Treating Them Like Indentured Servants With Pom Poms

NFL Cheerleaders Sue Team For Treating Them Like Indentured Servants With Pom Poms

For the majority of my life, when I have imagined cheerleaders, I’ve envisioned happy, bouncing women who are excellent at backflips and say things like, “It’s a cheerocracy.” To be honest, I never thought much about how well they were paid or the fact that pro-sports cheerleaders are workers just like everybody else. Apparently, neither did the NFL. More »

Hooters Is Not a Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Hooters Is Not a Kid-Friendly Restaurant

verywhere I look lately, there seems to be a whole lot of hooters. First, NOW is suing Hooters (the restaurant) for catering to children. During previous litigation, Hooters has claimed to be “adult entertainment” which allows them to hire waitresses based on sex and appearance. The problem with their argument is that adult entertainment is normally only for adults, as in 18 and older. Hooters not only lets children in, it has a children’s menu, complete with crayons, and hosts kids’ birthday parties. What parent throws their child’s birthday party with a bunch of scantily clad women? More »

Gallery: 5 Things I Learned From ‘Hellcats’

Gallery: 5 Things I Learned From 'Hellcats'

I’m not going to lie – as soon as the main character in Hellcats said she hated the Freemasons because the gave us Dan Brown, I decided I really liked her. Because I hate the Freemasons and America, and I’m using TheGloss as my political platform. No, because it was a female character on the CW who knew who the Freemasons were and referenced them casually in conversation. Then she earnestly shouted at her college’s dean “you know what keeps me alive? Hope. You kill my dreams, you kill me!” And I remembered I was watching a show called Hellcats about cheerleaders. I still learned a lot, though. About dreams. And pyramids More »