She has won over 20 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals. On the other hand, cheerleading, classified as a sport by many and others as an activity, began in the mid-1900s. Cheerleading first started with the classic long sleeve and long
In “Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood”, Adams and Bettis argue that a feminist poststructuralist reading of cheerleading states cheerleading as a discursive practice that has changed significantly in the past 150 years to accommodate the shifting and often contradictory meanings of normative femininity. Overall they argue that cheerleading is surrounded by gender. A gendered activity reconstructing feminism and what people typically think about women in sports. With cheerleading transitioning into a female dominant activity, it comes with some negative stereotypes. Cheerleading is also described as an erotic icon.
The first chant was also made up by Campbell. The cheers that we use today are different from the chants they used back in 1898. The first cheer was made in 1903. Lawrence Herkimer was a pretty successful man for cheerleading he made up the first jump done by cheerleaders, named after him, the herkie, this jump was actually formed by
San Diego City Beat: A chronicle “I hate cheerleaders” written by Edwin Becker published on April 28, 2004. The author expresses a certain hatred against cheerleading and thinks that cheerleading is not a sport for girls. He further explains why he has this rage about them, first of all, he was not able to date them in high school more likely there was no chance and second of all, he hated the whole cheerleading premise. Why? Because he was told to go “woo woo” when he was not in the mood for it.
Cheer leading isn’t a sport. They mostly perform at other sporting events, it’s not in the Olympics, and they don’t have games and only support teams. They mostly perform at other sporting events. The recognition of cheer leading as a sport needs further research for injury prevention. (Chiropr para 5)
Cheerleading is a sport that often goes unacknowledged for its athletic demands and time commitment required from its athletes. There are two main types of cheerleading today: high school cheering and competitive cheering. The main difference between the two is the amount of athleticism each athlete needs to obtain. Another difference is the time requirement for each. With both comes different financial demands and travel obligations.
When it comes to competitive cheer, there is a lot more than yelling chants. Cheerleading requires sharp/quick motions, strength, along with perfect timing. Cheerleaders have to have the ability to throw 100+ pound girls in the air and be able to catch them. In conclusion, cheerleading is dangerous, competitive, and takes time and dedication. These are all the components of what society considers a “true sport.”
For some people it's just fun. But for me It's a lifestyle. People ask what is it? It's the sport rodeo. For those who don't known what rodeo is, rodeo is an exhibition or contest in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncs, roping calves and other activities.
Informative Essay on Cheerleading Stereotypes In today's world, cheerleading is looked at more as a way to pick up all the guys than as a sport. Cheerleading was made for the dumb of dumbest blondes that have nothing better to do then pick on people and rule the school while wearing extremely short skirts, while trying to steal your man. Wouldn’t you want to be a cheerleader if you were getting all the guys you wanted? I'm going to teach you how to be the best cheerleader you can be in ten short steps.
Starting off, in the article Myths About Cheerleading and Cheerleaders, Valerie Ninemire, “They are as old as the sport itself: those pervasive stereotypes about cheerleaders and cheerleading.” This evidence shows me that stereotypes have been around for awhile if they are as old as the sport, which means that the stereotypes that were told or made up back then seemed
Cheerleaders have competitions which they physically work together to perform and compete to win awards. “The word sport is defined as "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment” (Tori Jackson). Also cheerleaders don 't get points by scoring a touchdown or making a basket, but they get points by performing a perfect routine, like other sports. “They also note that competitive cheer squads are judged on their skill--just as in figure skating, gymnastics, diving, and other sports” (pom pom shake up). Lastly cheerleaders have rules to follow just like football does, like no going off the mat just like football players can 't go off the field.
The purpose of these cheerleaders’ is to encourage fans and support their fellow sports teams. This type of cheerleading is the focus of the development of the cheerleader stereotype, as well as the focus of the argument that cheerleading is not a sport. In contrast to recreational cheerleading, competition cheerleading focus on a physically and mentally competitive atmosphere. While I concede that recreational cheerleading lacks many of the core requirements to be considered a sport, I reject the opinion that competitive cheerleading is not a sport.
We’re not here to show you high school cheerleading. We’re here to show you the young women and men putting all of their free-time into a stuffy old gym. Trusting each other with their lives and defying gravity. We’re not here to show you the average athlete.
Cheerleaders throw people 5-20 feet in the air and have to catch them in the same place. On December 3, 2013, cheer was considered one of the most dangerous sport and people still don’t think cheer as a hard sport. People who say cheer isn’t a sport have never experienced it and how hard it is.
What is Cheerleading? Many may think it’s a sport that you dress up, apply makeup, slick your hair with a bow, and simply put on a smile, and yell as loud as you can to keep the crowd pumped. Cheerleading includes all those easy and pretty factors, but it is also a sport that you stunt, tumble, and jump. Jumps and tumbling may seem really easy to many people, but there’s more work done than most might think is possible. Stunting is also a major element in cheer, and that’s what really pleases the crowd, but stunting takes tons of work.