Ep. 140:  The Evolution of Cheerleading

Ep. 140: The Evolution of Cheerleading

The Evolution of Cheerleading

At first glance, cheerleading can be mistaken for a trivial, vapid, activity that not only creates “mean girls” at the top of the social hierarchy, but it perpetuates the stereotype of women holding secondary roles to men, literally cheering them on.  The reality is, nothing could be further from the truth.

Dr. Natalie Adams, the world’s foremost expert of cheerleading, explains how the sport went from being exclusively male to majority female, how cheerleading camps promote citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership, as well as how cheerleading was one of the first legitimate sports women were allowed to participate in.


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