Topic: football

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 »

12-Year-Old Girl Kicked Off Football Team Because She Might Give Her Male Teammates ‘Impure Thoughts’

12-Year-Old Girl Kicked Off Football Team Because She Might Give Her Male Teammates 'Impure Thoughts'

In this age of Title IX and female empowerment, it’s hard to believe that any girl would be denied her right to engage in the same athletic activities as her male classmates. But for one pigskin-punting young girl in Georgia, that discrimination remains a reality. And the reason her Christian school gave for it was undeniably gross. More »