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Sep 19th 2009 1:48PM I'm a senior in high school right now, and i've been cheerleading since i was about 4. i started out in ittybitty which my parents put me in so i would meet friends, and i fell in love. i'm now on an allstar team and my school team, and for reasonable adults, you guys sure do stereotype a lot. not all cheerleaders are bitchy. just because hollywood movies and tv portray us as that way, doesnt mean its true. you say its not a sport and all we do is shake our asses to turn on old men and teen boys? well check your facts. we cheerlead at games, and regardless of what the author of that article thinks, we still happen to pump up the fans. we lead the spectators in school cheers, and we help the football players feel better about themselves even if they mess up. we help out around the community. in fact, for express allstars, we are REQUIRED to do at least 60 hours of community service each season, not including all the camps we hold for little kids whose parents cant afford to put them in cheerleading, the food drives we hold to help the homeless, the volunteering at the Veteran's Hospital, etc. Cheerleading is a sport. you may think it isnt, but i dare you to try standing on someones hand with one foot about their head while holding up signs to the audience or yelling and moving your arms. its extremely hard to get 30 or so girls & boys moving in perfect sync to the music dancing and yelling, and throwing stunts. and cheerleading isnt biased, at least not where i've been involved. it doesnt matter how you look, if you can cheer, you will be on the squad. i've seen model looking, skinny, tall girls get turned down by someone who is short, curvy, and wears glasses or anything else that society doesnt think is pretty because they cheered their asses off.
it is a sport. we run a mile every day, for both squads, intense physical training, and emotional bonding. cheerleading actually saved my life. it makes me feel so confident, and i love helping other people feel that way!
Sep 16th 2009 12:19AM actually, when he was in school, he was in all the gifted and talented classes, and is currently doing online college classes to get a degree in psychology. He does help out the mothers of the kids, and this isnt all on him. noone says anything about the women he got pregnant. and as for calling them money hungry whores, the baby he is still expecting is with singer nivea, who has her own money and is gorgeous! i may not agree with the way he chooses to live, but the point is, it is HIS life, not ours to judge. and just because they are not married, doesnt mean he isn't a good father. the way our society is today, marriages dont last, and when people marry only because they are having a kid, all parties are unhappy. at least he isnt marrying someone simply because they had a kid together, because when that happens, everyone loses. it would end in bitter divorce most likely. this way, the couple is still civil with each other.
Dec 4th 2008 8:54PM I'm 16. I love to read. And I would probably LOVE this hotel! I wonder how much it costs per night!!
Jun 20th 2008 11:45PM I'm a teenager right now (16) and my mother and I talk about her past and I'm glad we do. She tells me that she had sex for the first time at 17, and that she did try drugs and drink when she was in highschool. I agree parents should share with their kids but not give the details, but I do think most parents are a bit hypocritical when it comes down to it. They use excuses about why they did it and I've even heard of friend's parents saying that the only reason they smoked pot or drank in highschool was because it was what they were supposed to be doin in highschool. And those are the same parents who freaked out when my friend called them and asked them to come get her from a party because their was alcohol. She admitted to having a drink of a beer and that was it. Yet they freaked out about her even being at a party, when we were told there would be no alcohol.
I understand parents want to keep us protected. But they need to understand that kids are going to experiment. And if they let us know they experimented a little when they were in high school and we see that they turned out just fine, and WISE, then we are going to think, what is wrong with experimentation as long as it is just that? I for one have experimented. I've smoked marijuana, I still smoke ciggerattes (I am trying to quit that though), I have drank, and yes, I have had sex-more than once. And since my mom told me about her past, I have told her about mine. We talked about it.
And my mom told me she would really rather me not do anything, but she knows that people learn from experience, and she gave me rules.
There have been times she gave me permission to drink smartly, and I know to call her anytime I have even the smallest sip of any alcohol. I know better than to drink and drive. I know that if I am going to be having sex, (which I am, because it is my body, and my decision) then to be safe about it. I know that if I am going to do drugs, I better not do anything besides weed because the rest have far more bad consequences on myself.
And I know all this because we talked about her past and what happened.
Well jeeze-oh..I wrote a book! And before I stop, I'm going to say one more thing:
I'm sure people are going to write back to me and they are going to be people telling me that I'm a sinner, I'm going to get pregnant, I'm going to die, blah blah blah, and I dont care. Because I commented this to show what a teen's point of view is.