Give me an M!O!D!E!S!T!Y!
Modesty, which has been suffering rout after rout the past fifty years may just be staging a comeback. And you can credit a group of high school cheerleaders in Connecticut.
last week cheerleaders in Connecticut begged school officials to help make their uniforms less skimpy.
According to the Connecticut Post and NBC Connecticut, Heidi Medina, the captain of Bridgeport Central’s cheerleading squad, stood before the Bridgeport Board of Education in her team’s standard uniform, which bares athletes midriffs and uses either small shorts or baggy sweatpants as bottoms, to make a statement that it was inappropriate.
Medina and fellow seniors insist that the Central uniforms do not meet regulations that require cheerleader uniforms to cover an athlete’s midsection when they stand at attention.
“It really hurts our self esteem,” Bridgeport Central senior Ariana Mesaros told the Board of Education, according to the Post. “I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this. Is this really how you want Bridgeport to be represented?”
Check out this question the cheerleaders asked from the Connecticut Post which I think sums it up perfectly.
A half-dozen upperclassmen on the team appeared before the city Board of Education this week asking its members how they’d feel if their daughters were dressed in something similar.
“We ask with the utmost respect you do anything in your power to help us,” said Heidi Medina, a former team captain, removing oversized sweats to reveal a quarter-length top and exposed middle. “I don’t feel comfortable wearing this.”
It’s kinda’ sad that the kids have to teach the adults. But I’m just glad someone’s finally saying what needs to be said.