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Cheer Is Built on a Pyramid of Broken Bodies



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The Atlantic's Amanda Mull had a different take on netflix' hit docu series about cheerleading:

- she criticizes that coach Monica Aldama did not care about injured students (TT’s back injury and Morgan's ribs) and had them train anyway



- while filming several girl suffered a concussion after falling on their heads and were not given adequate medical attention

- according to the American Academy of Pediatrics "cheerleading caused 65 percent of the “catastrophic” injuries suffered by female athletes in America from 1982 to 2009"

- College cheerleading is not recognize as a varsity sport, so there are no uniform safety requirements in place

- wonders if Aldama uses her "mom like" status among the students to push them too far

- the show does not mention that a Navarro volunteer assistants go sued over allegeldy raping and abusing several male team members in 2018












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