Tuesday, January 05, 2021

"A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem" on PBS Independent Lens (abridged)

 

Raven's home stadium, Baltimore, 2010

 Yu Gu directs the documentary “A Woman’s Work: TheNFL’s Cheerleader Problem”, an 80-minute documentary truncated to about 50 minutes to fit into one hour on PBS Independent Lens on Monday January 4, 2021.  The film is written by Elizabeth Ai and Jennifer Arbold. Feminism and pro football collide.

There are around ten lawsuits against various NFL teams by the women, who at first had to deal with not being paid regularly. Then there was the question as to whether they were employees or contractors.

The job involves a lot of physical fitness sessions, and I even wondered about Washington’s have a female assistant coach.

There was plenty of script that maintained that women always have two jobs, including in the home.

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