NFL cheerleaders live miserable lives of silent degredation

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  1. SatinSatan

    I am very appalled at the misogyny in this comment section.

    So the cheerleaders have been characterized (by several commenters here) as gold diggers, workers who are "asking for it", and dumb people (as in FEMALE "people") who are "not very good at negotiating contracts and rates". The cheerleaders aren't actually performing a skilled job that requires years of dance and gymnastic training - under extremely exploitative working conditions ? For teams that pay certain players MILLIONS of dollars per season ? WTF Commenter Dudes of BB ?

    I think there is a whole lot wrong with North American sports culture - and mainstream culture as a whole. That does not somehow excuse the behaviour of the teams that employ cheerleaders.

    How did this go from a discussion of how extremely exploitative the working conditions are - and the lawsuits begun on this basis - to a dismissal of the women who are cheerleaders as less than human ? Who should "know better" ?

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