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Barely a month later, a cheerleader from the Cincinnati Bengals squad, the Ben-Gals, filed a lawsuit claiming that she was paid less than .85 an hour.
After working more than 300 hours and attending 10 home games, the cheerleader made just 5 for the season.
In fact, they are the third professional squad to take legal action in 2014 alone.
The Oakland Raiderettes kicked things off earlier this year with a class-action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders franchise.
Cheerleaders are a staple at nearly every football game, from high school all the way to the NFL.
Many women who cheer on the sidelines of professional football games treat it as a profession, putting in hours of rigorous training, as well as commuting to off-site media and charity events.
For instance, "The Man Show" required the cheerleaders to walk around in skimpy bathing suits and "endure lecherous stares and demeaning comments of a sexual nature," the lawsuit says.
Not to mention the Jills handbook, which includes some infantilizing guidelines on how to wear a tampon and "other lady body maintenance."The Buffalo Jills aren't the only professional cheerleading squad fighting back against low pay and demeaning employment policies.
Considering we had to arrive at the stadium at am for a pm game that got us out at pm, that's less than CA state minimum wage.
NFL cheerleaders (with perhaps the exception of Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders) do not consider cheering a full-time job.
As Amanda Hess writes in Slate, cheerleading started out as a volunteer position, and most NFL squads were composed of members from local high school and college cheer programs.
It wasn't until the Dallas Cowboys instated a professional all-female cheer squad, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, in the 1970s that cheerleading became a paid position.
and Monday night, the squad celebrated the big victory over the Lions with an "All I Do Is Win" dance party.