Connecticut Cheerleaders Want to Show Less Skin
Central High School's girls want to cover up their midriffs
By Zorro, Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2010 1:14 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 5, 2010 2:50 PM CDT
Disclaimer: This photo is not of the Bridgeport cheerleaders, but does represent the skimpy cheerleader outfits worn these days.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Cheerleaders at one Connecticut high school have taken a stand. Bridgeport's Central High School squad presented its case to the city's board of education last week (while in uniform), saying that its skimpy midriff-showing outfits were not appropriate and hurt self-esteem. The city athletic director agreed to purchase black body suits for the girls to wear under their uniforms.

This is in contrast with a recent Florida case where the cheerleaders had to get special permission to wear their skirts on game day. In related interesting cheerleading news, a recent study concluded that cheerleaders wearing uniforms that show their midriffs are more likely to develop eating disorders. Read the full article at the Connecticut Post.

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hatchling1
Oct 6, 2010 7:03 AM CDT
Cheerleaders are real athletes and work hard on their routines. Look at the "uniforms" in the photos ... they are too skimpy. They need new uniforms, not something that makes high school girls look like strippers. . Plus, it's Connecticut and it gets cold in the fall football season. Who chose and approved those inappropriate outfits in the first place?
winterfairy
Oct 5, 2010 10:13 PM CDT
schools teachers are the new pedophiles.
LK789
Oct 5, 2010 8:08 PM CDT
Now if they can just quit the humpity butt jiggles. I mean, they really need to be older to do those. It's just....wrong at that age. heh