For liberals, the worst thing anyone can ever do is ask that a woman be attractive, even if it’s basically part of her job description. So of course, the PC police lost their minds when the University of Washington cheer team put out an infographic that featured an attractive woman outlining the standards required to try out.
From the Conservative Tribune:
The Husky cheer team officials at the University of Washington put out an infographic that showed what women hoping to try out for their team should dress like in order to try out for their squad.
The post quickly went viral and garnered such backlash that the officials had to remove the post.
The posted graphic encouraged women to come to try outs with a “bronze, beachy glow, false lashes, girl about town lipstick, and flattering eye shadow,” and discouraged them from wearing “too much makeup,” specifically “dark, smokey eyes,” and to not even think about wearing nude lipstick or putting their hair in ponytails.
The post included a helpful example of what to look like, featuring a blonde white woman posing in black shorts and a sports bra. The University’s cheer squad posted the graphic to its Facebook account Monday night, four days before the tryouts — but the backlash was immediate.
Jazmine Perez, director of programming for student government, wrote in an email, “I can’t believe this is real.One of the first things that comes mind is objectification and idealization of Western beauty, which are values I would like to believe the university doesn’t want to perpetuate,” she commented.
“As a student of color who looks nothing like the student in the poster, this feels very exclusive,” she added.
University of Washington senior Said Signe Burchim said, “I think it’s really upsetting and kind of disheartening the way it’s basically asking these women who want to try out to perform their femininity — but not too much.”
“Such a message would never go out to men trying out for a sport,” she lamented.
While the Husky athletics officials came under fire, they did release a statement explaining that the graphic was “in response to a high volume of student questions about cheer and dance team tryouts.”
Still, because of the backlash, the post was removed before 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. It hadn’t even been up for a full day before the politically correct shut it down.
How utterly ridiculous can people be?! There was literally nothing wrong with that poster, except that some people got butthurt over the idea of women having to be held to certain physical standards. Unbelievable.
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