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‘Fantasy Slut League’ discovered at California high school

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 13:01 EDT
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The administration at a northern California high school notified parents of a “Fantasy Slut League” catering to athletes following an internal investigation.

KPIX-TV reported Monday that Principal Rich Kitchens alerted parents about the league’s existence in a letter last week.

“It has been reported that students on some of our Varsity Teams have set up a ‘Fantasy Slut League’ in which our female students (unbeknownst to most of them) are drafted as part of the league,” Kitchens said in the letter. “Male students earn points for documented engagement in sexual activities with female students.”

The league had been around for five or six years, Kitchens said, and was treated as part of “bonding” between athletes in various school programs. Male and female students would take part either willingly or under peer pressure from “older students.”

According to Patch.com, Kitchens said that pressure “included alcohol to impair judgment/control and social demands to be popular, feel included and attractive to upper classmen.”

The league came to light, he said, following talks with students after an October assembly for freshmen regarding date rape prevention. No participants were named in the ensuing investigation, in part because of worries that being identified could affect their college prospects.

In a letter to Patch, an unidentified female student with “connections” to the league criticized Kitchens’ alert to parents as being inaccurate and “unnecessarily sensationalist,” saying female students were able to score points of their own.

“Female students score the points for their ‘team’ by engaging in any documented form of sexual act with any boy or girl which, through gossip, comes to be known by the boys,” the student said. “The boys who participate in FSL are thus not incentivized to coerce or force sexual acts with the females on their team in the same way that the email suggests.”

The student also criticized Kitchens for linking the league to the assembly, saying neither it nor gossip encourages rape.

“I know that my name has been mentioned on the FSL page,” the student said. “It makes me uncomfortable, but it does not make me a ‘victim,’ as the email labels me. I am not a victim because I know what FSL truly is. It is not a rape group, as the email, perhaps inadvertently, implies; it is a gossip page where Varsity Footballers talk about what happened last weekend and ‘who got with who.’ I do not appreciate being labeled a ‘victim’ by an administration that is not in possession or understanding of the facts.”

Kitchens said in his letter that he had received assurances from current varsity athletes that league activity would cease, and that the issue will be the subject of an assembly in the near future, along with discussions both in regular classes and among the various varsity squads.

KPIX’s report on the league and students’ reactions, aired Monday, can be seen below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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