Cheerleading IS a sport
Debate Rounds (3)
This issue has seen countless court rooms, mainly in an aspiration to achieve the recognition of cheerleading as a sport to help institutions achieve their gender equality standards. The issue with this is that cheerleading is, on balance, a sexist activity. Many of the gymnastics involved in cheerleading are centered around the trend of female agility. While there are males that can achieve the standards of cheerleading, it is heavily in favor of female participants. I would like to point out that this debate is about wether or not cheerleading is a sport, not if it should be. The topic of the debate clearly states this.
Cheerleading also relies upon a sporting event to even exist. Cheerleading's primary purpose is entertainment at sporting events, such as football or basketball. Again, I am not arguing that cheerleading should not be a sport, rather that at the present time it is not.
(1): Tanner, Lindsey. "AMA Officially Designates Cheerleading a Sport." USA Today. USA Today, 10 June 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
|Agreed with before the debate:||-||-||0 points|
|Agreed with after the debate:||-||-||0 points|
|Who had better conduct:||-||-||1 point|
|Had better spelling and grammar:||-||-||1 point|
|Made more convincing arguments:||-||-||3 points|
|Used the most reliable sources:||-||-||2 points|
|Total points awarded:||0||5|
Reasons for voting decision: Pro really doesn't make an argument while Con refutes everything Pro says. Con also brings up a source to back his arguments I thus have no choice, but to give him the debate.
You are not eligible to vote on this debate
This debate has been configured to only allow voters who meet the requirements set by the debaters. This debate either has an Elo score requirement or is to be voted on by a select panel of judges.