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Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:00:10 AM »
http://deadspin.com/how-to-use-a-tampon-and-other-guidelines-for-bills-che-1567047406

So apparently Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are told how to wash their vaginas, among other things in this crazy cheerleading handbook.

Thoughts?

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 01:41:54 AM »
Those read like guidelines, not rules. It probably exists so the group has a reason to kick out dysfunctional girls that can't maintain themselves. I might be a bit biased, however. I'm already in a group that has very specific rules about appearance and interaction.

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 01:54:03 AM »
You do realize it says "guidelines" in the URL, right?

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 01:55:26 AM »
You do realize it says "guidelines" in the URL, right?

So, what's the problem here? What are you and consequently others and myself supposed to find odd about this handbook?

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 01:58:27 AM »
Vaginal hygiene is nothing to be coy about.  With the closeness those girls get and all the sweaty work they do, clean cooches keeps the barf off the field.
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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 02:35:26 AM »
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14. Do not be overly opinionated about anything. Do not complain about anything- ever hang out with a whiner? It's exhausting and boring.
18. Do not use slang in conversations. Never use words/phrases such as: "like", "I seen it", "You's guys", "dude", "them guys" "pee" & "ain't".
19. Use "Oh my goodness" rather than "Oh my GOD".
26. Do not consume conversations & watch body language. Be aware of female companions and children. Always turn the conversation back to the other person. Never flirt!
29. Watch other poor manners or nervous habits such as: Nail-biting, knuckle/neck cracking, excessive sniffling and too many arm movements.
30. Always say "excuse me" when you burp, sneeze or cough. Even if you think there isn't anyone around.
Always avoid:

-Politics

-Religion

-Sexual references

-Talking "about last night"

-Don't try talk about your personal life: job, boyfriends, what you're doing later, etc…

-Inappropriate jokes

-Strong opinions

-Gossip

-Saying "I" or "me" too often.
You also learn the proper way to keep a clean, healthy body:

1. Wash hands often to prevent spread of viruses.
2. Remove make-up every night before going to bed!

A. Make-up left on pillow cases causes break outs. Even if you washed one night and not another, you've left bacteria on your pillow case for a clean face.

B. Make-up left in the creases of your skin creates early wrinkles.

C. Make-up left in your eye area can cause infection and affect your vision.
3. Don't use lufa's or sponges. They hold TONS of germs! Throw them away now!
7. ALWAYS shower after a work out and change undergarments.
9. Try to cough or sneeze into your arm, not your hand. If you use your hand, wash immediately.
11. Intimate area's: Never use a deodorant or chemically enhanced product. Simple, non-deodorant soap will help maintain the right PH balance.
12. When menstruating, use a product that right for your menstrual flow. A tampon too big can irritate and develop fungus. A product left in too long can cause bacteria or fungus build up. Products can be changed at least every 4 hours. Except when sleeping, they can be left in for the night.
13. Clean/rinse razor often while shaving. Especially after going to a new "area". Change razors often, they harbor bacteria.
16. Wash your feet daily ! This will help control foot odor & keep fungus from developing in toenails. Cotton socks also help with odor. Nylons and nylon socks create sweaty feet which creates odor.
You get a good two and a half pages on formal dining etiquette:

1. When several of the same utensils are offered, start with the outermost utensil and use one for each course. In a formal setting, the silverware will be removed with the dish, leaving you with a clean slate.
2. When cutting meat. Never cut the full piece of meat all at once. Cut as you go, American style (cut and switch fork to right hand to eat) or European style (keeping fork in left hand to eat) eating is acceptable.
3. When trying to "capture" a small piece of food onto a utensil, it is acceptable to use another utensil for aiding it aboard. Never use your fingers.
6. Soupspoon. Dip the spoon into the soup, moving it away from the body, until it is about two-thirds full, then sip the liquid, without slurping, from the side of the spoon without inserting the whole spoon into the mouth. This prevents soup from being spilled onto your clothes.
10. Bread. Should be torn to eat and/or butter, not cut with a knife. Do not overeat bread at a formal setting.
12. Eat at the same pace as the people you are dining with.
16. Never talk with food in your mouth. If asked a question while chewing, simply hold up your index finger to imply "one moment" and then speak after you swallow.
25. Never debate politics, religion or any other sensitive issues while dining.

Nobody thinks this is inappropriate or odd in the slightest for a cheerleading handbook?? OK. ::)

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 02:53:12 AM »
That's kinda creepy actually. What, are they trying to make them Proper Antebellum Southern Ladies?
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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 03:03:35 AM »
This definitely seems like charm school material. I have a cousin who was a cheerleader before getting preggers- I could ask her.

Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 07:41:36 AM »
I want to know why they need that handbook in the first place. Did they have some cheerleaders who were 'disease bags' who they needed to provide guidelines for?

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2014, 01:23:34 PM »
I want to know why they need that handbook in the first place. Did they have some cheerleaders who were 'disease bags' who they needed to provide guidelines for?
Probably so they don't create a negative PR situation for the team they represent.
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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2014, 01:38:15 PM »
This definitely seems like charm school material. I have a cousin who was a cheerleader before getting preggers- I could ask her.

Sounds like you want to talk about last night. You're on a warning young lady.

Basically cheerleaders are there to keep dicks hard. That means they have to look good and shut the fuck up. The rule book there only codifies this message. Why isn't there a section about keeping tits perky? "Always use an upward motion when washing your breasts, never downward."

Its not a sport. If you want to watch gymnasts, go and watch a gymnastics tournament.

Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2014, 04:33:26 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2014, 04:40:39 PM »
I want to know why they need that handbook in the first place. Did they have some cheerleaders who were 'disease bags' who they needed to provide guidelines for?
Probably so they don't create a negative PR situation for the team they represent.

That involves properly cutting meat at the dinner table? Cheerleaders are there for men to stare at... I doubt most men care if they cut their food properly. This isn't cotillion, its cheerleading.

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2014, 04:42:29 PM »
A cheerleader's job is to lead the cheering. Gawd. You are dumb.

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2014, 05:04:06 PM »
A cheerleader's job is to lead the cheering. Gawd. You are dumb.

I can only assume there was a lack of organisational leadership before cheerleaders stepped in. Like not enough cheering, or people cheering at the wrong times. Or two people cheering at a same time when there should only be one person cheering.

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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 06:58:06 PM »
I want to know why they need that handbook in the first place. Did they have some cheerleaders who were 'disease bags' who they needed to provide guidelines for?
Probably so they don't create a negative PR situation for the team they represent.

That involves properly cutting meat at the dinner table? Cheerleaders are there for men to stare at... I doubt most men care if they cut their food properly. This isn't cotillion, its cheerleading.
If the owners and investors are all for that stuff then yeah.
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Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 08:20:00 PM »
In Britain, we manage to cheer for our sports without needing to be led.

Re: Sexist cheerleader handbook?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2014, 09:00:17 PM »
Incorrect