To begin, Fantasy Slut League? Let's use a little more imagination when making names for a secret game that may be discovered, it is embarrassing. But to address the actual issue, could the high school faculty possibly make a bigger deal out of such a trivial subject? Is it indeed concerning that there are kids running amok and engaging in such horrible things like sex. God forbid there are teenagers acting on their hormone ridden wants and needs in an organized fashion.
From the description in Mr. Kitchens’ email the “FSL” seemed like an organized gossip pool of who’s doing who and why. Which seems to me that it is no different than what kids do in high school anyway: engaging in sexual activities, then talking about it. In addition, tying this organization to the date rape assembly is absolutely ridiculous. I would like to believe that even with the so-called “pressure/manipulation” from others, the students of Piedmont High School have the common sense to understand the word no.
In addition, let us not forget about what else our students and peers have to offer. If I recall, Piedmont High School is one of the most outstanding schools in our state/country in academics, sports, and community service. I like to focus on what our students have to offer even if they are running around like a bunch of well-organized gerbils. I like to think of the annual trips to Mexico where students build houses for the poor, or our theater department who recently traveled internationally to present an exceptional production. Our students bring so much to the community and school, we cannot expect them to be perfect.
Kids will be kids. Let's not act like when we were in high school that we were above wanting to boast about our sexual escapades. How easily we forget that, indeed, when we were seventeen that the only thought going through our heads were “when the hell am I going to get laid” and “Oh s--- I have the SAT this weekend, hope I get into college”.
To be forward, I am slightly embarrassed that there were/are students that would go about scoring themselves on how much pussy they could get.
However, the reaction of the faculty is a bit much. We pride ourselves on the fact that our high school can turn out the best and brightest and that we want the best for our students. But how can we make such bold statements and make it publicly known who was responsible and threaten the future of our students because they make a mistake. At the end of the email Mr. Kitchen says that “we are all in this together”, indeed we are.