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Why Is There A War On Cheerleaders? by Dennis Prager

The photo should up SLL’s hit count. From Dennis Prager at dailywire.com:

Cheerleaders pose during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

If I were to tell you that a growing group of killjoys wants to ban NFL cheerleading, would you guess that this group is on the political left or right?

Must be the right, right? They’re the religious ones with all the sexual hang-ups.

Wrong.

They’re on the left.

And what’s their problem with cheerleading?

I’ll let them speak for themselves.

In The Boston Globe, Margery Eagan, Globe columnist and co-host of NPR’s “Boston Public Radio,” wrote a column titled “It’s time to say goodbye to the NFL cheerleaders.” She described NFL cheerleading as “creepy and demeaning.”

USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour came to the same conclusion: “The underlying premise of NFL cheerleaders is degrading. … NFL cheerleaders need to go.”

Chicago Tribune sports reporter Shannon Ryan wrote, “The league has shown only that it regards cheerleaders as pieces of sideline eye candy.” To make her point, she asked, “why aren’t there scantily dressed male cheerleaders and dance teams?”

Only the well-educated could ask such a stupid question — because only the highly educated deny that, with few exceptions, the only people who would like to see scantily dressed male cheerleaders are gay men.

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