It was hardly a critically acclaimed masterpiece but, in a modest way, the film attempted to tackle issues of race and class, adhering to and deviating from teenage stereotypes in equal measure. As well as this, there are cheerleading routines galore, an amazing noughties soundtrack and an appearance from a young Rihanna — what more could you want from a film? For instance, Winnie attempts to alienate cheer captain Britney from her teammates by encouraging her to tell fellow cheerleader Brianna to lose weight in order to keep her spot on the team. Remember when, in Mean Girls , Cady tricked Regina into eating Swedish nutrition bars that made her gain weight and unable to fit into her prom dress? This manipulation of the female body is evidently featured across film, rather than being limited to the high school cinematic setting.
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By Dailymail. A woman who was cruelly labeled a 'fat cheerleader' after struggling to fit into any of the uniforms at high school has since cheered herself on to lose pounds, having spent decades watching her weight spiral out of control. Bank manager and fitness-trainer-to-be, Elizabeth Sanders, After being told she needed to lose weight she reduced how much she ate and when the pounds wouldn't shift from the scales she turned to bulimia. Moving on: Elizabeth Sanders, from Missouri, spent decades yo-yo dieting after being called a 'fat cheerleader' in high school left - but she has since managed to shed pounds right.
Nikki Nurtures Mailing List. I think, maybe, every little girl dreams of becoming a cheerleader. The uniform is cute… you get to hang out with the jocks. For me, it was about getting the crowd excited and the athleticism that always seems to go unnoticed. From about the age of 10, I wanted to be a cheerleader. From 6th grade through High School, I tried out every. I never made a squad. One memory that always stuck with me was try outs my freshman year of High School. We broke off into smaller groups to rehearse the dance routine. Girls would kiss the coaches asses for weeks prior… but not me.
A mother in Shaker Heights said her daughter was ridiculed after asking her cheerleading coaches for a larger uniform. Mother Lakessa Taylor claims the fat-shaming didn't end there. Sixteen-year-old Laylonie Dowdell rejoined the cheerleading squad at Shaker Heights High School this fall, but after a summer off, her uniform was a little snug. Her mother told her to request a new, larger one, and the teen said what happened next left her speechless. She not only complained that her top was extremely tight, she told an assistant coach her pants were too small as well. You're eating too much,' and insisted I run laps back and forth to the stop sign and back until my ride got there," said Dowdell. Dowdell said she didn't want to show her two coaches she was upset, so her coping mechanism was to always smile and giggle.