Photo thanks to The New York Times
I was sent this article from the New York Times from a reader on Instagram and to say it infuriated me is a gross understatement.
To quickly catch up those of you who may have missed it, several cheerleaders have come forward from the Washington Redskins about some very disturbing behavior from team management. The cheerleading squad was taken on a trip to Costa Rica, passports taken away upon arrival for “safety” and during a required topless for the calendar (no nudity would be shown in the actual calendar) A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots. You read that right, these girls are posing topless and the team gave them access to these shoots with zero say from the women in these photos! After this 9 of the women were informed that some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub, they felt as if the arrangement amounted to “pimping us out.”
“What happened in Costa Rica, they said, made them feel worthless and unprotected.”
No woman should ever feel “pimped out” for her job (if thats not her actual job) and objectified to make a quick buck for a business. Telling them to quit is not ok! No one should ever have to choose between their job and being treated like garbage. There should be no point in our society where this is acceptable! Blaming them for not leaving is simply victim shaming and that has to end too!
We have to stand up for all people, especially women not being objectified anymore! Lets fight for better for the girls of this world!
Love and Light
I wrote an article earlier this year about my experience with sexual harassment check it out here