Does cheerleading matter to Jewish women?

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association is considering a proposal to recognize competitive cheerleading as an emerging sport, a step towards legitimacy as a championship sport. Anyone who has seen competitive cheerleading (and the injuries cheerleaders often sustain) can understand why; it’s a physically demanding and dangerous version of gymnastics where people perform flips and handstands not on a balance beam, but on top of a human pyramid.

Still, the sport’s origins are sexist and that is troubling for some. Cheerleading in its traditional form still exists; not all cheerleading is competitive or particularly athletic.


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Posted by Jasmin on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. Filed under Jewish Blogs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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