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Cheerleading and Gender Equality—Exploring Male Students' Participation and Contribution in Cheerleading

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2024.060212 | Downloads: 26 | Views: 181


Hongjun Zhang 1


1 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, 571199, China

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Hongjun Zhang


Cheerleading is a popular sports activity often perceived as female-dominated. However, in recent years, an increasing number of male students have been actively participating in cheerleading, contributing significantly to the sport's development and innovation. This study aims to explore the involvement and contribution of male students in cheerleading and its impact on gender equality. Through interviews with male cheerleaders and literature research, we found that their participation not only enriches the diversity of the sport but also promotes the advancement of gender equality. This paper analyzes the roles and challenges faced by male participants in cheerleading, along with the positive changes they bring to the sport. Finally, we propose recommendations to further promote gender equality and encourage more male involvement in cheerleading. 


Cheerleading, Gender Equality, Male Participation, Sports, Cultural Transformation


Hongjun Zhang, Cheerleading and Gender Equality—Exploring Male Students' Participation and Contribution in Cheerleading. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2024) Vol. 6: 76-82. DOI:


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