So the University of Washington cheer and dance team released an infographic for students who were considering trying out for the dance team and had questions about preparation. It was a nice gesture by the cheer team.
They posted the below infographic online and immediately had to take it down after a slew of students bitched and moaned about it being exclusive and body shaming and blah blah same fucking story. You would have thought they posted a goddamn swastika. Instead, it was this.
According to Seattle Times, here are some of the backlash comments that caused the national stir.
“I can’t believe this is real,” said UW student Jazmine Perez, director of programming for student government, via email.
“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 said. “As a student of color who looks nothing like the student in the poster, this feels very exclusive.”
Said Signe Burchim, a UW senior: “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 said.
I’m at my wits end with this over-saturation of politically correct fodder bullshit. There are three unwavering truths in this world: the earth is round, the sky is blue, and cheerleaders are the hot girls. That’s the way it was when I was growing up, when my father was growing up, and when his father was growing up. And look how we turned out. Ok, bad example. We’re drunks.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all in for inclusivity and acceptance, but when every. fucking. thing. is denounced because it hurt a handful of peoples’ feelings, the message is diluted and becomes one big fucking whiny joke. You want to make the dance team, sweetheart? Lose 10 pounds. Not because we don’t accept your fatness, because this is DANCE and you fucks with the fluidity if you’re not as mobile. It’s not insensitive, it’s physics. Is this politically correct? Nope. But political correctness is just semantics that weak people use as a lazy gesture to avoid the real fucking problems. When political correctness solves hunger, cures cancer, and ends wars, give me a call then. But when a seemingly innocent message makes national news because chubby Becky feels left out, that’s when I seriously consider buying a one-way ticket to the sun.
I’m fucking sweating.