Court sides with cheerleader punished for writing "fuck cheer"

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/22/court-sides-with-cheerleader-p.html

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#2

Excellent work.

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#3

Waste of resources just to have some authoritarian get their ass handed to them.

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#4

That story really cheered me up.

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#5

Of course nothing could ever replace the cheers from what Roger Ebert called “the Citizen Kane of cheerleading movies.”

I’m sexy, I’m cute! I’m popular to boot!
I’m bitchin’. Great hair! The boys all love to stare!
I’m wanted, I’m hot! I’m everything you’re not!
I’m pretty, I’m cool! I dominate this school!
Who am I? Just guess! Guys wanna touch my chest!
I’m rockin’. I smile! And many think I’m vile.
I’m flying, I jump! You can look but don’t you hump! Whoo!
I’m major, I roar! I swear I’m not a whore!
We cheer and we lead! We act like we’re on speed!
You hate us 'cause we’re beautiful! Well, we don’t like you either!

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#6

This is not a cheerocracy, people.

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#7

Cheerleaders are stand-ins for cultural symbols. For some, they are positive symbols; for some, negative. But in no case do their actual thoughts and feelings matter.

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#8

Obligatory as all fuck;

Good for BL, give 'em hell.

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#9

“but most of all fuck the Mahanoy Area High School for trying to silence its students off-campus”

But isn’t Mahanoy High just training them for when their employers can fire them for outside-of-work opinions and commentary?

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#10

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But when I say the same thing they tell me I’m “not a student here” that I “need to leave the property immediately”, and “the police are on their way sir”.

Makes you think!

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#12

I am sure Winona Ryder approves.

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#13

Could have been so much better. Halftime of the Homecoming Game. “Gimme an ‘F’! Gimme a ‘U’!..”

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#14

But if these students aren’t forced to comply with draconian, invasive rules governing the things they can say and do on their own time then how will we ever prepare them for the world of professional cheerleading?

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#15

I believe that’s the official mantra for surviving high school.

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#16

I think that’s probably true for most uniformed groups - the group I can think of that it’s not true for would be firefighters because they have nearly universal approval as a group, so that then you can start thinking of them as individuals when they’re out there with their firefighting uniform on.

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Jeerleader?

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#18

I really wish this wasn’t half as accurate as it is. I winced.

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#19

Related: I have just decided that my vigilante name will be “Chuck Fear”.

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#20

Indeed:

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