Texas Lawmakers To Be Applauded: Cleaning Up Cheerleading Antics
Texas lawmakers frown upon "overtly sexually suggestive" cheerleading. They want more respectful type of dance moves that will elevate the female students. They wanted to make their point by waving pompons. These lawmakers who are either parents and grandparents are saying bye bye to these sexually suggestive moves. They don't want people to applaud these dance numbers any longer.
In the past few years, if you have been watching the cheerleading industry, you can notice that the more suggestive was the better. In competitions throughout the country, the uniforms have been shorter and showing more skin. It appears that parents and school districts turn their face around. Or they were rendered weak enough not to be able to intervene and intervene these types of performances which are supposed to win prizes. Talk to any cheerleading judges. They will tell you that it's time that a legislative body decides that little girls or young women can't copy the ladies of the NFL or NBA. Now that these lawmakers are strong enough to enact this law, they will take a look at the music and the clothing industry that go along.
"Girls can get out and do all of these overly sexually performances and we applaud them and that's not right," said Democratic Rep. Al Edwards, who filed the legislation.
Now, the school commissioner has a weapon to use in the fight against this invasion of pop culture. School children should not have been subjected to this type of filth any way. After they become adults, if they choose to engage in something like that, then it's their choice.
It remains to be seen whether the Texas senate and rep. governor will sign the bill. In the meantime, we may wonder whether other states such as California, New Mexico, Colorado etc. The rest of the country may take this Texas's lead. Is it too much to ask? The American Civil Liberties said that state law prohibits student lewdness on and/or near a school campus.
How many other states have the same law? All of them do, but it may not be enforced.