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Cheerleaders Ditched Uniforms Because They're ... Too Skimpy!


The Idaho Vandals Cheerleaders, before and after the costume change. The volleyball jersey is a temporary uniform till the newer, more modest uniforms are ready. Photos: Larry Johnson / GoVandals.net

After spectators complained that the cheerleaders of the University of Idaho's Vandals football team have been flashing a little more than school spirit, the football team dumped the cheerleader uniforms because ... they're too skimpy!

After the football team dumped the school logo from the buttocks of their new pants, the university in Moscow got complaints that new two-piece cheerleader uniforms were too skimpy.

"A number of fans were concerned that the uniforms were inappropriate," said Bruce Pitman, dean of students. "To be fair, there were a number of fans who liked them."

The outfits that drew controversy, halter tops and short black skirts with white trim, were similar to what an NFL cheerleader might wear, Pitman said.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/09/23/idaho.cheerleaders.ap/index.html - via FanIQ, Thanks Tiffany!


eh doesn't surprise me. after all thats mormon country!! (cue banjo) Long skirts are much better... really. The human body is DISGUSTING and we need to cover it up. We can't have our football players having unclean thoughts.... no wait, make that our husbands... HEY LOOK AT ME! I AM THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN! Damn cheerleaders...
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Sigh. I actually attend the University of Idaho. I have no idea who would have complained, since I have seen much skimpier outfits being worn to classes. Maybe they also petitioned for school uniforms?
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jimbo, if they've got what? what is it that they've "GOT"? sex appeal? boobs? a va-jay-jay? sorry to reveal the secret, but ALL women have boobs and pink tacos. if you want to see women waggling their boobs in your face, there is an industry that generates 1/3 of the income on the internet. it's called "porn." check it out. it's hard enough to dress appropriately as a female and NOT be expected to show some amount of skin. clothing manufactureres make t-shirts and jeans for men, while they make skirts the size of belts and "shirts" that don't cover enough to be appropriate at grandma's house. it's hard enough to dress appropriately AND be appreciated by our male counterparts. just because you've "got it" doesn't mean you have to show it around like you don't have an ounce of respect for yourself. anyway, sorry to attack you. it's just the exact mentality you displayed that perpetuates the oppression of women. stop it, please. and i hope you don't treat your female counterparts with such disrespect.
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Thank you to all the people who think we are too oversexualized, thank you so much. I get so sick of being expected to be size 0-3 and wearing skirts that you can't move in or else flash people your panties. And guys think we love making ourselves look like ho's. No.. It's competition, make yourself look more available than the next ho-bag. Just like guys need fancy cars and other things to boost their appeal. It's stupid. like people for people.
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i don't think my statement was that overboard.. i mean, it's completely true what i said about male/female apparel. if you are a guy, i encourage you to walk into the juniors department of any retail store and really LOOK at the options we have to call "clothing". then walk over to YOUR section and compare. if you need to repeat the cycle to understand what i'm saying, feel free. that's why i would say men hate shopping: they have never had to go through the anguish of finding an outfit that fits in all the right places. you have never been bra shopping. have you ever worn a thong? have you worn high heels? have you plucked your eyebrows or shaved your legs? i would assume most of the answers to these questions are "no" because guess what? you've never had the social pressure of living up to any of that crap. i wouldn't consider myself a feminist, rather, someone who believes in absolute equality. i would stand up for a man in a split second if he was being put down by society, take for example all the "dumb husband" commercials. you know the ones... where the women in the commercial make the man out to be completely clueless and stupid. it's wrong and paints the wrong picture of a true man. same for women. they should not be treated as objects any more than men should not be treated as dumb animals. go ahead and call me a feminist, but i'm just standing up for my fellow females who know what the hell i'm talking about. if you're a guy, you have NO IDEA what i'm talking about (unless you've taken women studies classes or have engulfed yourself in equal rights) and have nothing to say to me.
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why is this neat? I mean usually I just ignore the dumb posts but really this is just a dumb news article...thing.

So freaking what.
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and whats more: they are chearleaders: from what i get they are picked partly because....they look hot in skimpy uniforms. Just for movement and yelling we could look at the game.
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There's no such thing as absolute equality. If there were, we would all be one gender, one size, one shape, one colour.

Men and women need to learn to embrace diversity. Women who get upset about beautiful women need to explore their own feelings about why it upsets them. To deny a woman a chance to wear a skimpy outfit is simply to deny her her rights as a woman to show off her body.

As for the limited options that women have for clothing choices, look at the options men have available for clothes - different coloured pants. A man can wear pants, a shirt, and a tie in a business environment (sometimes a golf shirt), but in the same environment, a woman can wear shorts, a skirt, capri pants, a dress, a denim dress (where a man couldn't wear jeans), a kilt, high heels, sandals, a blouse, a really really frilly blouse, plus clothes that look like men's clothes... the list goes on.

Maybe that's the reason why there are more transgendered men trying to become women than women trying to become men.
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@MoonCake

My heart is crushed that you didn't find my attempt at humor just a little bit funny.

I do in fact understand some of the problems you larger women have fitting into a normal world.

I understand why your shirt gets worn out at the belly button because of the rubbing of the steering wheel in your car.

I know you get sick of people asking you when the baby is due.

I had forgotten the pain you must suffer for having to pay extra to fly.

There is always hope for you as long as the US is full of 20 million Mexicans.

Now, before you get upset MoonCake, I am only kidding. I am NOT attacking you personally. It is just humor.
But I am a man, and that makes me shallow, in a sense. I admire the beauty of a young adult female's figure but that doesn't mean I would chase one. I don't even text nor listen to Hip-Hop so what would we have in common.

IT WAS JUST HUMOR! :)
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Jimbo, you are a #%^$ing moron. I'd rather eat an actual douche bag than come within 10 miles of you.

Oh wait, JK_LOLZ_BFF!!!!!!!11!1!
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I wish there was some sort of medium ground for these comments - with one side hooting that women need to be bodily objectified and the other furiously insisting women are somehow forced into miniskirts, the whole thing kind of devolves into a competition of who can be more obtuse.
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Clearly this is important to the fans. Look at the pictures. At least six more people came the game with new uniforms.
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aside from the immature banter-- regardless of whether this cheerleading squad made the "right" decision of dressing their showgirls in something a little more modest or not, there are still tens of thousands of other little girls around the country running around believing looks are their only positive characteristics. and those people who support this "freedom of expression" really have bigger problems on their hands than looking pretty.

and jimbo-- last time i checked, my stomach has not come anywhere close to my steering wheel. it's called "eating healthy and having dignity for oneself."
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I think this is wonderful - not all girls become cheerleaders so they can be objectified.. their old uniforms were made of.. latex.. or something of the sort - can't be at all comfortable when you're working as hard as they do - the new 'temporary' outfits are still quite sexy!
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bekkie:
Which leads us to the question: what are the other reasons that girls (and women) become cheerleaders, instead of joining, say, the math club?

Why don't they try to become football players, or excel in other types of gymnastics?

What is it that draws them to the tradition of leading cheers, of jumping up and down in skimpy outfits, in front of an audience? They could be expanding their knowledge of astronomy, learning how to repair automobiles, or enjoying a good game of chess.

Cheerleaders are no more objectified than the players themselves - big, stupid guys who get paid tons of money to knock each other down and move a ball around a field - that is the stereotype, isn't it? Oh, but that's okay to objectify them, because men aren't important...
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I think we need to stop pointing the finger at men, and start pointing it at SOCIETY. Men are taught just as women are taught that women are sexual objects, and have to be thin to be worth anything. Sure. most men are jerks, but we feed into it too. Society is a piece of shit, and affects all of us.
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Fr. Gerald! Have you been looking at those cheerleaders again. I told you to go to confession more often! This is the work of the devil! I won't take it anymore!!! You take your dirty original sinning mind and stop looking at these lustful images! Use that search engine for your thesis not for feasting your eyes in sin! Insufferable,sinful,purgatory bound plebe!

Regards,

Sister Rosita

P.S. YOU WILL READ THAT CATECHISM 7 TIMES BY THE END OF TONIGHT!
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Or like they say in Utah, "Old enough to bleed, old enough to breed"!

Shut up you pedophile, I wish someone would come to their senses and introduce capital punishment for this abomination called pedophilia.

just because you've "got it" doesn't mean you have to show it around like you don't have an ounce of respect for yourself
I get so sick of being expected to be size 0-3 and wearing skirts that you can't move in or else flash people your panties
Just like guys need fancy cars and other things to boost their appeal. It's stupid. like people for people.

Applause

Women derive power from their bodies I don’t. I derive my power by being a respected lawyer and a good life partner, thank you very much. For your information, I cover myself from neck to toe and have never lacked power in my profession.

they have never had to go through the anguish of finding an outfit that fits in all the right places. you have never been bra shopping. have you ever worn a thong? have you worn high heels? have you plucked your eyebrows or shaved your legs?
i would stand up for a man in a split second if he was being put down by society, take for example all the "dumb husband" commercials
Mooncake, I think we might be sisters. I would have said exactly the same. Btw I have never done any of the things apart form shaving legs and haave still managed to get married to a man that respect a woman with dignity. He is from Punjab which adds nicely onto "if you are fat yu can only have a Mexican" which shows that beauty is subjective and that non-Western men are on average less shallow. In Punjab the only adorment women have is soap and water, not even leg shaving and the men don't mind. Why is the West so perfection, thiness and sex obssesed? Although I am neither chubby nor unsightly it's stuff like hyper sexualisation of everything, shallowness and lack of mutual contact and respect that made me abandon my culture for ever and find my place in a more beautiful one.

Oh, but that's okay to objectify them, because men aren't important... It's not. I hate male strip clubs as much as female ones, I hate the lack of honour these people have and general superficality. I would stand up for my partner with my life if need be as would he for me...

And last but not least

I think we need to stop pointing the finger at men, and start pointing it at SOCIETY. Men are taught just as women are taught that women are sexual objects, and have to be thin to be worth anything. Sure. most men are jerks, but we feed into it too. Society is a piece of shit, and affects all of us. The Biggest APPLAUSE The West has gone to Hell (metaphorically)

Btw MoonCake if you wanna know where to find dignified clothing, respectful men and not have to wear a bra, I can give it you in another post
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Why I love my land (my new one not my birth one)

As I walk in the pink dusk
of the city the colour of a rose
I have but only one question to pose
What is it that draws me to this land?

Is it the syrupy sweetness of jalabi
the hot roti straight of the tawa
the dozens of sweet, wide eyed kids
gazing at the moon?

Is the rivers of Kerala mirroring the moonlight
or maybe the satin silky salwar khameez of every hue
could it be the surrounding mountain that when absent give me the blues?

It is neither of this.
It's something deeper
somehting that I don't find at home
It's the sense of dignity I see in the eyes of the elders
the sense of belonging amosngst the kids
the pride and self-respect of the mothers by the river
The depth of human contact, the message from a look alone, the symbolism of colour and that nothing is as it seems.
Here, everything has a deeper meaning
Nothing is merelt something.
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what is wrong with you woman that feel the need to complain about everything like this as usual if it were tables turned and it was men in little shorts there wouldn't be a problem here in australia with the aussie football AFL the guys run around in little shorts and tight fitting top always woman at the games having a good look yet i remember not to look ago they more or less stopped cheerleading because of the too sexy uniforms equal rights yeah right one for men one for woman except when it suits them bring back the little outfits its part of the games. my partner is a stripper and a graphic designer and when she dances its not the guys that are a issue they keep their hands to themselves its the woman that are the issue they come in wearing less than the strippers and make alot of nasty comments to the girls whats the issue the uniform or the woman who are insecure
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as for JOURNEY TO THE EAST im sick of going out to try and buy new clothes i dont know what its like there but here if your a male and you dont like the set trend thats available you have very little options in clothes in a shopping center with say 200 stores and 50 of them are woman's stores you might find 5 that are just for males and when you take away the ones that just sell suits your left with one or 2 stores so who has the better deal when it comes to shopping for clothes im sick of females complaining its hard to shop no its not. its hard for you because woman are to busy trying to out do each other and find a negative comment to make about each other so yet again who is the problem the hot cheerleader in the little outfit or the girl on the sideline with low self esteem
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