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2011-09-25 12:29:06 PM
Silly subby. You should have had the cute, chubby girl in the flag corps pack you a halftime snack before the game.
 
2011-09-25 12:38:03 PM
Jeez Louise, it's isn't meant to be taken seriously.
 
2011-09-25 01:42:50 PM
ban your children from all team sports. period.

problem solved
 
2011-09-25 01:59:42 PM

Lorelle: Jeez Louise, it's isn't meant to be taken seriously.


It's cute you think that.
 
2011-09-25 03:13:13 PM
Lorelle: Jeez Louise, it's isn't meant to be taken seriously.

Yeah, right. Given that some kids take CARTOONS seriously, what do you think will happen when someone in "authority" - ie Nike, some celebrity they like, or even their best friend in high school - starts putting those messages out there? They are believed. That attitude is slowly pushed forward and encouraged. There's no need for me to try or do my math homework - I'm a girl!
 
2011-09-25 03:43:07 PM

SpaceyCat: Lorelle: Jeez Louise, it's isn't meant to be taken seriously.

Yeah, right. Given that some kids take CARTOONS seriously, what do you think will happen when someone in "authority" - ie Nike, some celebrity they like, or even their best friend in high school - starts putting those messages out there? They are believed. That attitude is slowly pushed forward and encouraged. There's no need for me to try or do my math homework - I'm a girl!


meh
it's not like girls can do math anyways
/ducks
 
2011-09-25 04:26:07 PM
The only thing needed to push that shirt into the realm of true and epic douchebaggery is to pair it with a pair of tiny shorts that say 'Juicy' across the butt.
 
2011-09-25 04:31:27 PM
Learn how to spell sandwich you dolt.
 
2011-09-25 04:31:47 PM
Okay, yeah, blah blah misogyny whatever.

Mom is closer to any girl than any large corporation could ever be. Hey, Mom, before you write angry letters to Nike or Forever 21 or whoever, sit down and help your daughter with her homework.
 
2011-09-25 04:34:32 PM
Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?
 
2011-09-25 04:36:10 PM
 
2011-09-25 04:36:44 PM

Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?


According to feminists - yes, but only the girls. Boys should be ignored.
 
2011-09-25 04:38:04 PM

Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?


You let me know when someone can make a living as a cheerleader. Trophy wife doesn't count, because if you can't read, you won't be able to tell that the prenup you signed leaves you with $5 and the unseemly feeling that a 60-year-old billionaire used you up.
 
2011-09-25 04:38:46 PM
Did anyone try and read that article? Worst-written thing I've read in a while.

And every sentence seemed to be a new paragraph.
 
2011-09-25 04:40:47 PM

arasmin: Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?

According to feminists - yes, but only the girls. Boys should be ignored.


hehehehee
and the problem is the mothers
the tards make terrible role models.
"I cant do math"
"I only read people, vogue and cosmo"
"I dont like those smart shows, I only watch dancing with tards and glee"

so yah ...
your daughter can grow up and not earn any money or she can be raised to count and multiple.

/has dated some crazy smart gymnasts
 
2011-09-25 04:41:16 PM
images6.cpcache.com

Just put the air-headed bimbos in shirts like this instead. It cuts through all the red tape and gets the message across to even the dumbest football jock. If that's how they feel about themselves, then, by all means, just get to the point.
 
2011-09-25 04:41:53 PM

Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?


Cheerleading is dumb.
 
2011-09-25 04:42:08 PM
I look at this sort of thing like the creationism/evolution debate. Was that kid going to cure cancer if only they were exposed to the right ideas? No.
 
2011-09-25 04:43:17 PM
She is one of those people that sees an evil intent in everything. Like people who think that any criticism of Obama is racist.
 
2011-09-25 04:45:04 PM

KillTheStupid: She is one of those people that sees an evil intent in everything. Like people who think that any criticism of Obama is racist.


Or like the idiot the other day that said watching Lingerie Football was endorsing rape....
 
2011-09-25 04:46:09 PM
The premise is somewhat questionable and similar to the "video games cause violence" thing.

A lot of kids would rather "just cheer" than do school work and they didn't come up with the idea based on a shirt they read.
 
2011-09-25 04:49:22 PM
I was a nerd in High School, and I'm a nerd now. I like video games, and table top, and I love to read. I love to write, and draw. I was never in any sport and as a nerd, I was the worst enemy of jocks and cheerleaders.

I'm not great at math, either, but I got by with Bs in school (High School and College). Hell, in my degree specialty math one of my few strong suits, though negative Greek exponents piss me off.

Frankly, if you somehow avoid all reading, writing, and math, I think you should be Darwin'ed out of the gene pool.

/female
 
2011-09-25 04:49:28 PM
csb time

I remember being in eighth grade, talking to my guidance counselor about what classes/clubs I should sign up for in high school- all he wanted was for me to sign up for cheer leading. He completely ignored that I was going into all of the honors classes, wanted to get a scholarship for being a female going into science, and was super goth. According to him, cheer leading was much more likely to net me a scholarship than being a female going into forensic science.
 
2011-09-25 04:52:55 PM
Hooray Ignorance!
Boo Thinking!
Boo Intellect!
GO USA!
 
2011-09-25 04:55:05 PM

AndroidAmanda: csb time

I remember being in eighth grade, talking to my guidance counselor about what classes/clubs I should sign up for in high school- all he wanted was for me to sign up for cheer leading. He completely ignored that I was going into all of the honors classes, wanted to get a scholarship for being a female going into science, and was super goth. According to him, cheer leading was much more likely to net me a scholarship than being a female going into forensic science.


you are so hawt
move to chicago and marry me
/goth science chicks ftw
 
2011-09-25 04:55:26 PM

AndroidAmanda: csb time

I remember being in eighth grade, talking to my guidance counselor about what classes/clubs I should sign up for in high school- all he wanted was for me to sign up for cheer leading. He completely ignored that I was going into all of the honors classes, wanted to get a scholarship for being a female going into science, and was super goth. According to him, cheer leading was much more likely to net me a scholarship than being a female going into forensic science.


Okay, wow. *offers brofist*
Is there such thing as a counselor that isn't useless? Mine put me in ACT English and told me that the reason a lot of people can't pass the ACT is people don't read fast enough. Nevermind I was already a speed reader. Same guy tried to give me the college lecture, ignoring the fact that I was already registered and had scholarships for a Tech college.

/"You need to listen to what I have to say."
//"I'm registered, have housing, and have scholarships and loans. Now, excuse me, I'm going to read Tales of Star Wars Cantina and ignore you."
 
2011-09-25 04:55:27 PM
.Fubin Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?

Not really ,all we have to do is stop bombarding girls with the message they are worthless
 
2011-09-25 04:56:58 PM
As a nerd dating a former cheerleader, I'm getting a kick out of these responses...
 
2011-09-25 04:57:41 PM
Maybe the ad is just saying "When you're out there cheering you can forget about the other stuff and just enjoy cheering." Why does it have to be interpreted as "School sucks, dont learn to read, the only thing important in life is cheering"?
 
2011-09-25 04:58:45 PM
Ah.... paygun and Kill The Stupid. Haven't seen ya'll around for awhile. I also miss Gunny Highway.

Anyways the Vikes are pulling the same shiat again. Kick some butt first half, then fold second half. Farkers. Save some farking energy!
 
2011-09-25 04:59:50 PM

cajunns: .Fubin Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?

Not really ,all we have to do is stop bombarding girls with the message they are worthless


but but but
how would farkers get dates if we do that?
/who are we kidding, we never get dates
 
2011-09-25 05:00:27 PM
www.allmoviezone.com

You don't stand in front
of a mirror before a run...

and wonder what the road
will think of your outfit.


You don't have to listen to its
jokes and pretend they're funny.

It would not be easier to run
if you dressed sexier.

The road doesn't notice
if you're not wearing lipstick.

It does not care
how old you are.

You do not feel
uncomfortable...

because you make more money
than the road.

And you can call on the road
whenever you feel like it,

whether it's been a day...


or a couple of hours
since your last date.

The only thing
the road cares about...


is that you pay it a visit
once in a while.


Nike.
No games.
Just sports.
 
2011-09-25 05:03:24 PM
I'd like to point out girls can make some good green dancin' around a pole.

Well, for a while....
 
2011-09-25 05:05:25 PM
I know cheerleading is a sport and a dangerous one at that. I have seen their soaring athletic feats and also the attendant related injuries. Believe me I am not knocking cheerleading in itself.

You are, but that's ok. You don't specifically like cheerleading for any one of a number of reasons. Again, that's ok. If you don't like something, you don't like something. It's simple as that. Own up to the fact that you likely have a bias. This doesn't make you evil, it just makes you a normal person.

But this message isn't really about cheerleading. It's about sidelining women and limiting their options; a contradictory message offered by a giant corporation making billions from women's sports.

A giant corporation that sponsors womens' athletics programs, teams, development schools, the list goes on. So yes, they are CLEARLY just out to exploit women and have them chained to a stove later in life. Congrats, you exposed the patriarchal conspiracy. I guess we can shut down the machine now. :)

Is this "advice" intended for the girls and women in the audience? Is it to prepare their minds and attitudes for when they take their "rightful place" in the kitchen? However you read it, it's unacceptable.

Or maybe it's more that, when they're cheering, they JUST focus on the cheering? That they don't let other stuff get in the way of doing something they love? Something that makes them feel good about themselves? No, clearly it must be only meant to destroy women at every possible opportunity. Additionally, if any human takes "advice" from a t-shirt, or considers words on a t-shirt to be "advice," they clearly are idiots.

oh and...

I am one of those people who reads all the time-I don't mean just books, magazines, or newspapers. I mean anything. If I am alone at the breakfast table I will read the cereal box. Peruse the menu at restaurants or any table top info available. Public transportation advertising. If it's readable I am going to read it.

Good for you, you're just like everyone else. We all read in either an active, or passive fashion. We constantly take in information for several reasons. I'm glad you opted to dribble this out at the beginning since, after all, hyping your implied intellectual nature just leads right back to...

I know cheerleading is a sport and a dangerous one at that. I have seen their soaring athletic feats and also the attendant related injuries. Believe me I am not knocking cheerleading in itself.
 
2011-09-25 05:08:27 PM

Bondith: As a nerd dating a former cheerleader, I'm getting a kick out of these responses...


1.bp.blogspot.com

Right on Louis!
 
2011-09-25 05:14:59 PM
Ringshadow

I thought it was awesome that I could have also just had posted what you said verbatim (although I only wish I could draw).

/worst part of "growing up" is trying to schedule tabletop games around jobs
//He essentially explained to me that science was hard and he didn't get it- so I probably wouldn't either and should just fall back on something somehow related to my ballet experience. Useless.
 
2011-09-25 05:19:58 PM

AndroidAmanda: Ringshadow

I thought it was awesome that I could have also just had posted what you said verbatim (although I only wish I could draw).

/worst part of "growing up" is trying to schedule tabletop games around jobs
//He essentially explained to me that science was hard and he didn't get it- so I probably wouldn't either and should just fall back on something somehow related to my ballet experience. Useless.


Love it. "I don't understand this; therefore, no one else will, either. Ever."
 
2011-09-25 05:21:12 PM

endlessmonkeys:

Or maybe it's more that, when they're cheering, they JUST focus on the cheering? That they don't let other stuff get in the way of doing something they love? Something that makes them feel good about themselves? No, clearly it must be only meant to destroy women at every possible opportunity. Additionally, if any human takes "advice" from a t-shirt, or considers words on a t-shirt to be "advice," they clearly are idiots.



Couldn't they have printed something along the lines of:

No crowd
No distractions
Just you
Just cheer

or something instead? Yeah, the above is terrible but there's a reason I didn't go into advertising ^ ^
 
2011-09-25 05:21:43 PM
This is not new:
i.bnet.com
 
2011-09-25 05:21:54 PM
Get over yourself.
 
2011-09-25 05:27:15 PM
Really? If you don't get it then you're part of the issue. Plain and simple, own it.

You may be tired of hearing it but people are tired of having to say it and listen to you whine about having to listen to it.

If you are told you are stupid enough times then you finally believe it.
Ask any kid that's been bullied. Which as I think of it, this shirt does.
 
2011-09-25 05:34:11 PM

mgshamster: AndroidAmanda: Ringshadow

I thought it was awesome that I could have also just had posted what you said verbatim (although I only wish I could draw).

/worst part of "growing up" is trying to schedule tabletop games around jobs
//He essentially explained to me that science was hard and he didn't get it- so I probably wouldn't either and should just fall back on something somehow related to my ballet experience. Useless.

Love it. "I don't understand this; therefore, no one else will, either. Ever."


That is absolutely the motto of *most* guidance counselors. There was another gem at my high school who instructed two of my friends to "just drop out and become roofers" because one had missed too many days of school and the other had bad grades, probably some F's. May have been good advice in the 50's, when you could actually do anything without a diploma, completely ridiculous in 2006.

/Against the newish mentality that now everyone ever has to go to college no matter what career they want to go into, but that is a different topic for a different thread
 
2011-09-25 05:37:13 PM

A-Rth-Urp-Hil-Ipdenu: endlessmonkeys:

Or maybe it's more that, when they're cheering, they JUST focus on the cheering? That they don't let other stuff get in the way of doing something they love? Something that makes them feel good about themselves? No, clearly it must be only meant to destroy women at every possible opportunity. Additionally, if any human takes "advice" from a t-shirt, or considers words on a t-shirt to be "advice," they clearly are idiots.



Couldn't they have printed something along the lines of:

No crowd
No distractions
Just you
Just cheer

or something instead? Yeah, the above is terrible but there's a reason I didn't go into advertising ^ ^


But it's for a high school squad. So most of the stuff will be geared in that direction. Your example actually runs counter to what cheering is all about. It's about the crowd and avoiding the distraction of getting bored with the game and such.
 
2011-09-25 05:41:42 PM
Teach her right. Be a good parent. Encourage her to follow what she loves, but to be reasonable.

Do what you know, as best that you can. Pass on the lessons that you've learned from your own mistakes and hope that s/he will listen.

The biggest thing us admitting your faults. There is no perfect parent. You will mess up from time to time.

Raising kids is hard. It's especially worrying when you have a girl. Just do your best.

/new parent
//long road ahead with my little girl
 
2011-09-25 05:41:47 PM

RminusQ: Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?

You let me know when someone can make a living as a cheerleader. Trophy wife doesn't count, because if you can't read, you won't be able to tell that the prenup you signed leaves you with $5 and the unseemly feeling that a 60-year-old billionaire used you up.


So it's bad for kids to have a passion for something that won't ultimately turn into a marketable skill? In high school I spent two years on the wrestling team and two years doing drama. I've never done either again after graduating, and despite using a ton of time I could have done more studying, I ended up going on to college and finding a good job.

There were a lot of kids who were *really* into drama. I distinctly remember at least one shirt that said it was totally worth it to work long hours on the productions instead of doing homework because drama was way more fun. Despite the fact that skills in the theater are about as marketable as cheerleading, no one ever hassled them about finding something more worthwhile.

I know there's a lot of debate over this, but I'm pretty sure the point of life is not to maximize your net worth. If this girl really wants to eschew learning math and science and devote herself to cheerleading then I'm glad she has a passion. I'm not sure what's intrinsically wrong about that.
 
2011-09-25 06:03:10 PM

Fubini: RminusQ: Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?

You let me know when someone can make a living as a cheerleader. Trophy wife doesn't count, because if you can't read, you won't be able to tell that the prenup you signed leaves you with $5 and the unseemly feeling that a 60-year-old billionaire used you up.

So it's bad for kids to have a passion for something that won't ultimately turn into a marketable skill? In high school I spent two years on the wrestling team and two years doing drama. I've never done either again after graduating, and despite using a ton of time I could have done more studying, I ended up going on to college and finding a good job.

There were a lot of kids who were *really* into drama. I distinctly remember at least one shirt that said it was totally worth it to work long hours on the productions instead of doing homework because drama was way more fun. Despite the fact that skills in the theater are about as marketable as cheerleading, no one ever hassled them about finding something more worthwhile.

I know there's a lot of debate over this, but I'm pretty sure the point of life is not to maximize your net worth. If this girl really wants to eschew learning math and science and devote herself to cheerleading then I'm glad she has a passion. I'm not sure what's intrinsically wrong about that.


What is intrinsically wrong here is that you put "arts" and cheerleading in the same class of skills. They aren't.

Drama kids, aside from advancing the ARTS (which is one of those things written into our constitution), also learn some marketable skills. Construction, painting, makeup, costume... there is an entire industry around dramatic presentations. Maybe you've heard of Television? Or movies? Granted, most drama kids end up being college washouts and working at McDonalds, but they at least had a chance to do something with those skills...

Cheerleaders learn that shaking your ass and tits and generally acting like you don't have a brain makes you popular. That's fine and all, but it has nothing what so ever to do with the real world. Unless you want to teach teenage girls that their place in the world is to be concubine for a successful man. By all means, teach your attractive daughters this. My buddies in corporate america will have a great time with them. Hookers are expensive, 20 something's with delusions of being professional cheerleaders... fairly cheap.

Also... there is NO POINT to life. You exist because of a chemical/physical reaction between cellular structures. There is no god, there is no point, there is no end game. Therefore, your philosophy, or lack of one, is not relevant what so ever. More to the point, whatever you consider to be your goals in life, have absolutely no bearing on what any other person might consider goals. Also, being that there is no higher authority, maximizing wealth is as good a goal as any other. Arguably, so is being an empty headed bimbo, but we all have trouble suspending judgement...
 
2011-09-25 06:04:08 PM
Has anyone found any actual evidence of this shirt beyond this blog?
 
2011-09-25 06:05:13 PM

Fubini: Maybe the girl just really liked cheerleading?

Do we really have to make everyone an engineer or scientist in the name of equality?


Seriously. Stop competing in those fields just to prove "you're just as good," do it because its your passion, because those are the fields you devote most of your life to studying.
 
2011-09-25 06:14:05 PM
More than a few times, I have watched parents spending vast sums of time, effort, and money to get their little princesses on a cheer squad. And then, a few short years later, the girls are either completely vapid and have no marketable skills, or are complete sluts and have only one marketable skill.

If a girl child ever shows up in this home, wanting to be a cheerleader, I will be hard pressed not to slap the ever loving daylights out of her. Nike is just reinforcing the same mindset that's been out there since Title IX made cheering a college-level sport.
 
2011-09-25 06:14:10 PM
Well, duh. Pffft, they're just girls. Teach them to shake the goods and don't let them get fat and they, too, can come a long way, baby. I need a shower, now.
 
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