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Friday, April 29, 2016

Whatever turns your crank!

Dear Readers:


Hot news from the Pacific Northwest this morning!


Want to be a cheerleader at the University of Washington? Make sure not to wear too much makeup or distracting fingernail polish. And don’t wear a top that covers the midriff.

These were some of the tips given in a graphic made by a member of the University of Washington spirit leadership team. According to the university’s athletics department the graphic was aimed at providing information for interested students preparing for tryouts.


The graphic, which was posted on the University of Washington Cheerleading Facebook page on Monday lists the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for makeup, hair, clothes and even body type.


BUT, back the truck up a bit folks!


The student government, Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), released a statement on the graphic saying that it, “completely objectifies women and creates barriers that only perpetuates the inaccessibility of opportunities that should be open for every student on this campus.”

Image result for burkaThe criticism caused the athletics department to take the photo down that afternoon.


<-- The university's cheerleading team has tryouts this weekend and no one was sure just how the issue would be resolved until some of the Muslim students had this suggestion for potential cheerleaders!