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Remove NFL Cheerleaders

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Self-esteem is hard enough for young girls to attain. They're constantly being bombarded with media portrayals of what an attractive woman should look like. What if you don't meet those standards? how are you supposed to feel? When young girls see NFL Cheerleaders in their revealing clothing and provocative dance moves, its telling them that in order to get attention and to be viewed as attractive you have to wear revealing clothing and demean yourself. Not only is this an issue for our youth, it also creates potential for unhealthy relationships. NFL Cheerleaders are not needed to lead cheers, the stadium can do that on their own. They have simply been placed there to create sexual arousal and pornographic fantasies. It gives many women a sense of feeling that they're not enough. And that simply is not okay. Its deliberate disrespect to women. Viewing them as objects of sex. Some teams have removed their cheerleading squads because they feel it takes away from the intent of the game itself. Notable teams are the New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Why can't other teams follow suit? I'm asking for your support to urge the NFL Competition Committee to remove the NFL cheerleaders.

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