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Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for female body parts

February 20, 2019 - 10:45 am

KENOSHA, Wis. (1010 WINS/AP) -- A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks. 

The American Civil Liberties Union says an annual banquet has been held at Tremper High School in the Kenosha Unified School District that recognizes the most improved or hardest working cheerleaders. But the ACLU says special gag awards are also given to a cheerleader with the largest buttocks, called "Big Booty Judy'' and the biggest breasts, called "Big Boobie Strube.''

The ACLU says it obtained correspondence from Tremper Principal Steve Knecht telling a parent that the gag awards were meant to be funny. District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder says these awards won't be made at future cheerleading banquets.

The ACLU said it is demanding mandatory anti-harassment training for all KUSD employees, including teachers and coaches.