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Outrage Over High School's 'Fantasy Slut League'


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Piedmont High School varsity athletes started the "Fantasy Slut League" over five years ago, officials said.
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Piedmont High School varsity athletes started the "Fantasy Slut League" over five years ago, officials said.

Parents of students at Piedmont High School received an e-mail over the weekend informing them of the existence of a "Fantasy Slut League." Based on the popular NFL and NBA fantasy leagues, male students earn points for their sexual activities with female students. School officials said varsity athletes started the league over five years ago. But officials say their hands are tied when it comes to disciplining off-campus activities. So what should be done? And what does this say about sexism and bullying among high schoolers?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Brian O'Connor, director of public education campaigns and programs at Futures Without Violence
  • Lynn Ponton, child and adolescent psychiatrist, professor at UCSF and author of "The Romance of Risk" and "The Sex Lives of Teenagers"
  • Shira Tarrant, associate professor in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach and author of books including the forthcoming second edition of "Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power"

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