ACLU Accuses School of Poor Cheerleader Treatment
Be not so aggressive. The American Civil Liberties Union threatened a Wisconsin school district with a federal lawsuit over what it described as a hostile environment for female students. Parents and staff reportedly complained that cheer coaches at Tremper High School gave students awards including “Big Booty” and “String Bean” at an annual dinner. The district said it would end the prizes.
What’s the lesson? The ACLU said the school has a broad culture of body shaming and “serious indifference” to how young women are treated.
Don’t miss this OZY flashback to when cheer squads booted males.