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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:19 PM

A Wisconsin School District Shrugged After High School Coaches Body-Shamed Cheerleaders

The cheerleaders at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, looked forward to the annual spring banquet as a time to celebrate their hard work in the company of over 100 friends and family members. What they never expected was for the banquet to become a humiliating exercise in body shaming.

In the banquet hall of a Kenosha restaurant in March 2018, the cheer coaches presented some squad members with “most improved” and “hardest worker” awards as the crowd applauded and snapped photos. Yet not all of the awards celebrated the cheerleaders’ hard work and athleticism.

The coaches also presented a “Big Booty Judy” award to the cheerleader with the largest buttocks, “Big Boobie Strube” award to the cheerleader with the largest breasts, and “String Bean” award to the thinnest cheerleader. In video footage obtained by the ACLU, the coaches proclaimed, “We love her butt. Everybody loves her butt” as the recipient of the Big Booty Judy award made her way to the front of the crowded room.

These three young women were not the first to receive objectifying awards. The Big Boobie Strube and Big Booty Judy award were also handed out during the 2017 cheer banquet. Additionally, a cheerleader with brown hair received a blonde wig as an award because she was deemed a “ditzy girl.”

https://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/womens-rights-education/wisconsin-school-district-shrugged-after-high-school?fbclid=IwAR2pa_66XToCVKmVgv2EesAYx4_QdcXsX1VVQqcrqfdkpWygZc5ugcaC-rc

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Reply A Wisconsin School District Shrugged After High School Coaches Body-Shamed Cheerleaders (Original post)
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2019 #1
MagickMuffin Feb 2019 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2019 #5
smirkymonkey Feb 2019 #3
sdfernando Feb 2019 #4

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:23 PM

1. Good lord, this is terrible.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:26 PM

2. This school has some serious issues concerning females


Most recently, in December 2018, students at Bradford High School in KUSD were instructed to watch a movie as a part of their health curriculum in which a college freshman, Melissa, is drugged and raped by a fraternity brother. The students were then told to fill out a worksheet that asked, “What could have Melissa done differently to have avoided her sexual assault (provide at least 4 examples)?” This question squarely places the blame for a sexual assault on the female victim, rather than the male perpetrator who drugged and raped her.


It's always the girls who have to be the ones to think how you could have stopped your rape. That's pretty forked up, if you ask me.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:55 PM

5. that school needs a complete overhaul

Clean it out and start over.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:43 PM

3. Sickening.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:47 PM

4. I don' t see how these coaches could think this was OK. /nt

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