This is all part of a combined phenomenon known as the pussification of the American male that includes the media, education, and even music (in my opinion).
I have fond memories of a lot of the things they are trying to remove, especially pegging folks in the head with the dodgeball. It's not as though it could do any damage, and if you can't handle the sting of an inflated rubber ball on your cheek you don't deserve those testicles.
Hell, the only thing mentioned there that I didn't
enjoy were the hierarchies... I wasn't exactly a loner, but I have had a problem with authority.