Just when you think your stereotypes jibe with reality, here comes another mind-bender — science cheerleaders. Yes, they’re beautiful, energetic, high-volume, and scantily clad. They’re also neuroradiologists, surgeons, and so forth. The editing at the beginning is annoying, but these accomplished women are worth waiting for.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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5 Thoughts on "Science Cheerleaders Break Down Stereotypes"

Break down. Intelligent women can choose to be cheerleaders, and there’s no shame in that. The links you provided (anonymously) go to discussions from people who are arguing about which stereotype(s) they prefer. They are not willing to accept that some people — most of us, in fact — aren’t easily pigeonholed. The Science Cheerleaders are no exception.

ah, the feminist conundrum … choice, choice, choice opens up the possibility of inexplicably choosing to objectify YOURSELF. “Now you’re a pig, happy?” — Tony Manero

Remember also that a court recently ruled that cheerleading is not a sport for purposes of compliance with Title IX.

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