A School In Idaho Is Making Their Cheerleaders Wear Leggings Under Their Skirts Because It's Still 1950 There
Yahoo- An Idaho high school is requiring its cheerleaders to wear leggings or sweatpants under their uniforms after finding the short skirts were not suited for stairs or sitting without exposing the buttocks of teen girls, an administrator said on Thursday.
The decision by the school district in the northern Idaho city of Post Falls to seek more modesty for cheerleaders came after teachers at the high school reported some girls’ bottoms were sometimes visible when uniforms were worn to class on the day of football games or other sports matches, said Dena Naccarato, director of programs and instruction.
A long-standing policy in the district’s dress codes requires skirts no shorter than mid-thigh but that had not been strictly applied to cheerleaders in past because no incidents raising the issue had occurred, she said.
That tradition changed this year amid reports of exposures at the high school.
"We can’t have anatomy showing," Naccarato said.
The dress code directive has displeased some cheerleaders but has been supported by many parents who, like administrators, believe a degree of decorum is required in a learning environment, she said.
Post Falls is not alone in establishing sartorial standards for its cheerleading squads. Neighboring school districts in Lakeland and Coeur d’Alene have in recent years ordered leggings or athletic pants be paired with abbreviated cheerleading skirts when worn to school.
Honestly? Couldn't care less that this high school in Idaho is making their cheerleaders wear sweats under their skirts. I've never been to Idaho. I have no desire to go to Idaho. I don't even know where Idaho is on a map. I guess the point of this blog is to say that this story didn't surprise me. This is exactly the type of thing I would expect to be happening in Idaho. Restrictions on skirt length and making women cover up their anatomy is soooo 1950, and thus so perfectly Idaho. No bullshit, the last time I heard someone talking about skirt length was when my grandmother was discussing her time as cheerleader. Let that settle in. I bet people in the other 49 states will read this and be appalled by the antiquated beliefs of school systems in Idaho. Meanwhile, every person in Idaho is treating this story as a guideline for their family life. A family life that unquestionably features a stay-at-home mother that cooks and cleans.
The fact that I have never been able to take this stance before is a testament to how behind the times Idaho actually is. Pretty sure the only reason this is my first blog worthy story out of Idaho is because some self loathing writer moved to Idaho yesterday to introduce them to online journalism. It can't be because there isn't any good material coming out of Idaho. High schools in Idaho have to chocked full of bored middle Americans doing stupid shit because there is nothing else to do. At least one person has had to have blown their friend's brains out with a potato launcher over the last year. No doubt in my mind. We just haven't heard about it because we don't get the Idaho Tribune. If you fell into a coma 50-60 years ago, and woke up in Idaho tomorrow you would feel right at home. Probably wouldn't even realize that you were out cold for half a century. You would just waltz on down to the corner store, grab yourself a 5 cent can of pop, and head over to the football field to check out a bunch of broads dressed like the Amish work on their front kicks.