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.