I'm hearing some HS schools are allowing kids to opt out of showering after PE class. Hell, why stop there? Math made me feel inadequate and unsure of myself. It was a daunting experience that brought me a great deal of anxiety and low self-esteem. Should kids get to opt out of taking math also? I was a chunky teen and often razzed for it at school. Most of the time, the verbal abuse occured during a class. Should kids also be able to opt out of the classroom environment and insist on private tutoring? What study has proven that showering after gym will scar a student for life? What kind of lessons are we teaching kids, when we allow them to avoid anything that makes them the least bit insecure about themselves? How have the perceived anxieties of teens and pre-teens come to dictate school policy? Is this no-shower thing actually the norm now? What a lame, pansy-ass country we're turning into, if it is.