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Students Engaging in Sexual Activity for Game Points
The school administrators and parents at Piedmont High School are trying to pinpoint how a statistics-based “Fantasy Slut League” was started amongst their male varsity athletes. Unlike any other common major league sports, this fantasy league “awarded points when girls the boys ‘drafted’ were rumored to have engaged in sexual activity.”
Principal Rich Kitchens sent a letter home to parents on Friday, stating, “Male students earn points for documented engagement in sexual activities with female students.”
These girls were completely unaware of what was happening. For those male students to think this game was appropriate and fun, how low must their respect for women and intimacy be? Where did these students learn this behavior and mind-set?
The school learned about this game during a date rape assembly and is now planning an additional assembly to discuss “personal integrity.” But despite all efforts to resolve this – letters were sent to parents; and students, parents, and staff members were interviewed – administrators and parents are still having a difficult time determining how this started and who was involved; students are keeping their mouths shut because they are worried about how this will affect their college applications!
“It’s not something on your radar, but I think there are a lot of things about our teenagers that are not on our radar,” Dana Copeland, president of the high school’s parent club, said. “You as a parent want to have an opportunity to talk to them and be involved in their lives.”
If you found out that your child was involved in a so-called “Fantasy Slut League,” how would you react? If your daughter was a victim, would you be satisfied with the school’s response? If your son was a player in this game, would you discipline him? What would be sufficient? Should this behavior affect their college applications?
What do you think?
Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer, a Pilates instructor, a dance teacher, a choreographer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree...Read More