Saturday, June 26, 2010

Perspectives in QU/cheerleading

Nothing major to report. I haven't seen any coverage of the closing arguments yet but if something of note occurs, we'll post about it.
In reading some of the coverage that stemmed largely from Jeff Webb's testimony Tuesday about the legitimacy of cheerleading as a varsity sport, I came across a post from The Washington Post. In addition to incorporating the phrase "bring it on" the author also quotes Dr. Mary Jo Kane. director of the Tucker Center who put it nicely:
"How would people react if the school cut a men's sport like baseball or lacrosse and used those funds for a male cheerleading squad?"
I'm not usually one for the direct comparisons, but I think Dr. Kane's question makes people question certain paradigms that are in need of questioning.