August 22, 2003
Serenity’s Journal reports that childcare centers in Australia are not permitting children to wear the costumes of superheroes like Superman or Batman. The prohibition is based on the idea (fully supported by valid empirical evidence, no doubt) that the wearing of such costumes encourages aggressive play. I suppose the folks who dreamed this up want the kids to dress up as Albert Schweitzer or Mother Theresa. How very cool.
Funny, I never associated asshattery with Aussies. I guess it’s a globalization thing.
In protest, I will be burning my Crocodile Dundee costume.