I have absolutely no problem with the occasional photo of cheerleaders. They add to the excitement of the game; the game is still played at this level for the entertainment of fans. I will allow the individual participants and the school to decide the choice of dress and routine. Yes, these are 20 year olds and I am in favor of their being allowed to express themselves in an exuberant manner of their choice within the culture of University of Oregon.
We will each have our own levels of pleasure or discontent with certain photos or routines. This is more a reflection of our own personal perspective based, imo, upon our own layers of cultural preference and upbringing. Let the youth express themselves artistically and athletically as individuals within the freedom provided by our University. The cheerleaders are athletes and artists also and deserve out adulation, respect and freedom to perform to their best abilities.
I do not personally care whether we do or do not have the photos, I will deal with my own mind and allow the kids to grow into theirs as best they within their own culture. I trust my daughters to do what they feel best about. and assume our Cheerleading program is watching out for them. I do not choose, personally, to impede the Cheerleaders expression with my own mind or expectations.
Go ducks, and this is absolutely not a political statement of any kind. I totally support whatever Charles believes to be best for the health and success of this awesome site and will read, not read, look at photos or not, or comment upon specific comments or articles as I choose, and be grateful for the opportunity to do so.