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World Dispatch: More than stunts

The NFL is in the news, and it’s not for something awful. We explain why on the Outline World Dispatch.

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World Dispatch: More than stunts

The NFL is in the news, and it’s not for something awful. We explain why on the Outline World Dispatch.

Every Monday through Thursday, The Outline World Dispatch brings you stories about Power, Culture, and the Future. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated.

Cheerleading was once seen as a male sport, until heteronormativity set that aside. But until very recently, male cheerleaders were seen as either a supporting teammate for stunts, or used as a punchline in popular media. Today, Ann Derrick-Gaillot gives us a brief history of how male cheerleading changed over the years, and how one team is challenging cheerleading's norms.

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A short history of the very short history of male NFL cheerleaders

Cheerleading started as a male sport, except in professional football.
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