Joelle Bagley We chose to do our social action project on women in sports because we’re all health and exercise science majors and women. The topic interested us because were passionate about sports and ultimately, we wanted to learn more about it and educate our peers about how far women have come in the world of sports and competition. Our poster consisted of three parts; pre-Title IX, post-Title IX and famous woman who were extremely successful in their sport and really paved the way for women to get involved and interested in sports. We included a lot of statistics in order to show the leaps and bounds U.S women have taken to get recognized in sports. The numbers are really amazing and we can only hope that one day woman will out number men on the playing field.
The three main things a cheerleader does though is getting the crowd involved, the things cheerleaders do outside of the games for the school, and helping out the community. Getting the crowd involved is one of the hardest things about cheerleading. Cheerleaders do cheers they know the student body will like. Cheerleaders really like to put up stunts during cheers because it gives the crowd something to be excited about. At halftime, cheerleaders usually put on a show so it keeps everybody’s energy going for the rest of the game.
Furthermore, Deborah Tannen’s article about “marked” women sheds more light on the popularity frame because the girls are purposely making decisions about themselves that present them as popular, nerdy, or even “sluttish.” There are three scenes that demonstrate this claim well and the perception of popularity and its traits are explained well in the scholarly journal. The first scene takes place during the annual winter talent show that the high school has. The whole student body is attending and four of the main characters are up on stage performing their talent. The four characters are all female and it is known and obvious that these girls are the most popular in their grade. They are dressed in scantily clad Christmas attire and singing a song.
Cheerleaders. The first thing that may pop into your head is either “hot blondes” or “ditsy blondes.” That is basically how popular culture portrays American cheerleaders--blonde, good-looking, peppy, and perhaps worst of all, dumb. The definition of a “cheerleader” can be taken many ways. When people first think “cheerleader,” they think of girls on the sidelines of football or basketball games, chanting silly rhymes and shaking their pom-poms to the crowd. I would consider sideline cheer more of a hobby than a sport--and I can get away with saying this since I am a sideline cheerleader myself.
Competitive cheerleaders’ goal is to be the best. Just like gymnasts, they are awarded points for difficulty, technique, creativity and sharpness. The more difficult a mount or a stunt, the sharper and more in-sync the motions, the better the score. Cheerleading is a team sport so without cooperation and synchronization, first place is out of reach. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, cheerleading is the number-one cause of serious sports injuries to women.
This led to a growing amount of girls participating in high school and college sports, which created a lot of publicity, support and media coverage. Not many people can tell you that the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky last season for the WNBA
Fake tans. Fake eyelashes. Fake hair. That is what goes through the majority of peoples minds when the word beauty pageants is voiced. Of course people also think of Miss America or Miss Universe as well, these being two of the most popular beauty pageants in the world today.
Cheer-Leading Is Too Cool Football should not be recognized as a sport! Why is it and not cheer-leading? In a very informative Newsweek article from march 2008, freelance writer Jennie Yabroff answers this question with vivid details, factual history, and lining it next to football to compare. She puts great use to some rhetorical tools, which, even though I'm sure there are more, great ones she uses is Imagery with a touch of irony?, (probably her best) Allusion, Connotation, Historical/Political examples, and even makes a good Pun. Jennie believes that cheer deserves much more recognition and does a excellent job using these rhetorical devices to get her opinion out and about.
Rayshelle Wright English 102 Cheerleading IS a Sport Despite what the many critics believe, mainly football players and other athletes, cheerleading is a sport that requires hard work and dedication. Cheerleaders, just like participants in every other sport, attend camps, practice multiple times, risk injury, and face competition. It is time for cheerleaders to get the respect and recognition they deserve, instead of the stereotyping and ridicule they receive. During those last weeks of summer when all the sports teams are off at camp, one might assume that cheerleaders are just working on their tan. However, this could not be further from the truth.
No matter what I do or how I feel I will always have cheerleading in my desires. My life revolves around cheerleading, everything I do I relate it to cheerleading. I’ve been on many different teams through my life. I am both a game day cheerleader and a competitive cheerleader. This essay will explain how I will always have the passion, dedication, and talent to pursue my goals in cheerleading.