The list of rules handed down to the cheerleaders reads like something a sorority would inflict upon their pledges during Hell Week. More
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
We associate cheerleading with nubile young teens or overly made up, sex-fueled Laker girls–it’s a sport imbued with sexuality. More
2, 4, 6, 8, time to rehabilitate! More
Like so many of you, I’m a huge fan of the film “Bring it On.” Huge. (The only fault I find with it is the casting of Eliza Dushku, my pet peeve, but that’s another post for another day.) From the gratuitous cheer scenes, to the romance between Kirsten Dunst and that one guy, to the nod to white guilt, it’s pretty much the perfect movie.
CMT’s reality show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, about choosing the members of the most famous group of cheerleaders ever, is a total guilty pleasure. However, the offscreen drama is often way more interesting than what gets shown on TV. Much of the drama on and off screen centers around Kelli Finglass, director of the DCC organization, and Judy Trammell, the DCC choreographer, since they’re the people who choose which girls make the team.
Our informant – we’ll call her Yellow Rose – gives us all the scoop on Mean Girls, body issues, and double standards in the DCC. More
A new study shows that 76 percent of French couples claim having less sex is leading to relationship problems. My dreams of finding a French man are now crushed. – Telegraph
But if you can’t make it to France to find love, that’s still OK. Because apparently single men are most plentiful in Las Vegas, San Diego and Salt Lake City. – Marie Claire
Female celebrities continue to flash us their lady parts sans the underwear. – The Frisky
A Michigan mom helped her daughter get kicked off a cheerleading squad because she believed the cheer “Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right” was too scandalous. – Huffington Post More
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
Our first Brag Shamelessly About Your Body Post comes from one of our favorite commenters, Lindsay Cross. Lindsay’s cankles are ridiculously hot. And you can check out more cankle cartoons at Running With High Heels.We want to hear what weird … More