The cheer and dance team at the University of Washington has removed heavily criticized posters that diagram the “tryout look” for aspiring cheerleaders, encouraging an athletic physique and “beachy glow” but warning against ponytails and tattoos. What do you think?


“Shoot, I missed tryouts again!”

Alexia Jorgen • Eyelash Volumizer

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“I’m sure they just meant ‘beachy glow’ and ‘athletic physique’ in an attitudinal sense.”

Barry Drake • Croquet Commentator

“Maybe if our culture could somehow do a better job of letting women know what we expect of them physically, this kind of poster wouldn’t even be necessary.”

Henry Brandell • Netting Installer