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School Bans Child’s Wonder Woman Lunchbox – Considered Too Violent

Get me off this crazy train…

 

Yahoo: A child’s school has banned her lunchbox, because it features the comic book character Wonder Woman. 

The school sent the unnamed girl home with a letter for her parents, explaining why they deem it inappropriate – which a family friend and Reddit user has posted online for the world to weigh in on.

Reddit user twines18 posted a photo of the letter sent, along with a couple of snaps of the child’s lunchbox, explaining that the school finds Wonder Woman to be a figure that represents violence.

But it’s not just this particular superhero that the school has it in for – they don’t allow any superheroes to be worn on clothing, backpacks or lunchboxes of the children.

“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image,” reads the letter. “In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask she not bring this to school. The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes.

“We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.”

Seems fair enough, superheroes do tend to throw a few punches. But anyone who’s ever picked up a Marvel or DC Comics book, or watched one of their films, will know that superheroes only turn to violence as a last resort and it’s always in a quest to save and protect others.

So surely aspiring to the likes of Wonder Woman (one of the only female superheroes, let’s not forget) is a positive thing?

Reddit users commented on the irony that the picture on the lunchbox isn’t even violent – it’s not like it’s an image of Superman punching something or someone or Iron Man shooting someone with his repulsor blasts. She’s simply holding her Lasso of Truth – which is never used as a weapon.

“I really thought that the lunch box would have a picture of Wonder Woman kicking or punching someone,” commented one person. “Nope, just Wonder Woman is enough to indicate violence.”

And another Redditor, who clearly knows a lot about Wonder Woman, delved into her character traits. “One of the things I find most ironic here is that Wonder Woman specifically was designed to be different from other superheroes from her inception.

“Her creator saw how other superheroes utilised violence to solve problems so often, and he felt there was a different way, he felt that was a very ‘masculine’ approach, and that a feminine superhero didn’t have to just be a copy of a male superhero, solving problems in the same ways, and acting and thinking the same way, but could be uniquely a woman on top of being a hero.”

The same Reddit user also explained a little about Wonder Woman’s lasso. “That’s a magic lasso, she can get people to confront the truth of what they’ve done, and tell the truth to her especially,” he wrote. “The Lasso is basically a magical psychiatric session, it doesn’t maim, it doesn’t mutilate, it contains, and makes whoever contained in it have to be honest for maybe the first time in their lives.”

We appreciate the school’s consistency, one rule for all and all that, but banning ALL superhero images seems a little extreme. After all, who didn’t have a Batman pencil case or a Catwoman lunchbox as a child?

And we have to wonder – does the school’s ban stretch to Disney memorabilia? After all, there’s violence in almost every single Disney film. Elsa hurt a number of people with her icy blasting powers and let’s not forget Scar virtually pushing Mufasa off a cliff…

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This will sell well in Dearborn…

‘Green Lantern #0’ introduces new Muslim Arab-American super hero – a major milestone in comics

NY Daily News: The Green Lantern is about to get a lot more colorful politically correct. DC Comics is unveiling its newest super hero Wednesday — a Muslim Arab-American being interrogated by Homeland Security when he’s fitted for the cosmic powered ring.

Meet Simon Baz of Dearborn, Michigan, who grew up dealing with prejudice in a post 9/11 America. He may be unlike any other hero to make the leap to his own comic book in a single bound.

“It’s an amalgam of a bunch of different things,” “Green Lantern” writer Geoff Johns told the Daily News. “I’m from Michigan. My dad is also Lebanese [like Baz], and there’s a very big Arab-American community there. I think he’s going to be a really great character.”

Baz is also a major milestone, a role model for Muslim and Arab-Americans of all ages including her own 13-year-old son, says Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of New York. “In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” she said. “We’re always the hijackers. We’re always the bad people that the good American soldiers or CIA is trying to fight. To finally have the opportunity where the Arab-American can be the super hero, to be the one who saves people, is a lot more powerful an image.”

The storyline in Wednesday’s “Green Lantern #0” issue is part the publisher’s reboot of its fictional universe last year, which wiped out more than seven decades of continuity.  The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, a character first introduced in the 1940, was reimagined earlier this year as a homosexual hero in another series.

“At this point, after making Alan Scott gay — that was sort of the big one. Other than a few idiots who somehow felt it was a betrayal, there doesn’t seem to be many people offended,” says Harry Knowles, founder of Ain’t It Cool News, a geek culture news website.  “The thing about these characters, they get redefined by the times they are in,” Knowles said. “That’s how they attract new readers.”

Longtime readers don’t have to panic, either: Hal Jordan, the longstanding Green Lantern, wasn’t bumped off, he’s just stuck in a sort of limbo with his old frenemy, Sinestro in an ongoing plotline. That paved the way for Simon Baz, who could use the job after being downsized from an auto plant in his home town,  to take over the mantle and the ring.

The new character’s real secret origin, though, may have come from a chance encounter Johns had with two Arab-American comic fans a few years ago. That got him thinking that the four-color world of comic books could use a few more hues.  “It continued to reinforce that our readership is extremely diverse, so we want to continue to diversify the characters in our universe,” Johns said.

Want to know why Arabs are the bad people who our soldiers and CIA are trying to catch?

Wonder if this Simon Baz will be the Superhero who saves the Christians who get mobbed at the next Dearborn Arab Festival?

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Oreo goes gay


On Monday evening, Kraft Foods, the maker of Oreo cookies, posted a gay pride Oreo on the cookie’s Facebook page.
Amy Bingham reports for ABC News, June 26, 2012, that the photoshopped picture of an Oreo cookie stuffed with rainbow-colored layers of frosting carries the caption “Proudly support love!”
Basil Maglaris, a spokeswoman for Oreo’s parent company Kraft Foods, said in a statement that Kraft is not planning to sell the rainbow-stuffed Oreo in stores, as it was created solely for the advertising campaign in honor of Pride month. The image was part of a “series of daily ads reflecting current events in a fun way using images of OREO cookies and milk. We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way. As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values.”
Gosh, this must mean that Oreo and Kraft Foods “proudly support” the  “values” of sexual promiscuity and unhealthy, even dangerous, practices like anal intercourse, rimming, and fisting!
Prior to the AIDS epidemic, a 1978 study found that:

  • 75% of white gay males (3 of every 4) claimed to have had more than 100 lifetime male sex partners;
  • 15% claimed 100-249 sex partners;
  • 17% claimed 250-499;
  • 15% claimed 500- 999;
  • 28% (that’s more than 1 of every 5 white gay men!) claimed more than 1,000 lifetime male sex partners. That’s how much they “love” each other!

After declining in the aftermath of the AIDS epidemic, with new HIV drugs, the percentage of homosexual men reporting multiple partners and unprotected anal sex once again increased — from 23.6% in 1994 to 33.3% in 1997, with the largest increase among men under 25.
An Australian study found lesbians to be more promiscuous than straight women:

  • 93% of lesbians reported having had sex with men. Other studies similarly show that 75-90% of women who have sex with women have also had sex with men.
  • Lesbians were 4.5 times more likely than heterosexual women (9% of lesbians vs. 2% of heterosexual women) to have had more than 50 lifetime male sex partners.

For anal intercourse and other unhealthy practices, go here.
Just one more business to boycott, in addition to Cheerio breakfast cereal, DC Comics, JCPenney, Target…. No big deal. I wasn’t buying stuff from them anyway! Besides, eating the hi-fat, hi-sodium, hi-sugar, no-fiber, and low-to-no nutrients Oreos makes you fat.
Less than 2% of U.S. households are same-sex, i.e., homosexual. But these businesses are determined to risk alienating the 98% by pandering to the 2%. Go figure.
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Just what kids needs…

Another homosexual cartoon character…

DC Comics having one their popular characters come out of the closet, report says

Fox News:  Could Superman be gay?
Honchos at Superman’s comic book home, DC Comics, said this weekend that one of their most identifiable (but as of yet unnamed) straight characters will soon be coming out of the closet, according to a report.

At the Kapow Comic Convention held last weekend in London, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio said the publisher would be reintroducing a previously existing character who would now be “one of our most prominent gay characters,” the website BleedingCool.com reports.
Didio said DC’s position had shifted on the subject since he said in an interview last year that any homosexual characters would be new introductions, and that none of their existing characters’ sexual orientations would shift.
DC vice president Bob Wayne likened DC’s change in tune to President Obama’s shift on gay marriage, explaining that DC’s policy “has evolved,” the report says.
Archie Comics introduced a homosexual character, Kevin Keller, in 2010.  In Keller’s initial story line, “Isn’t It Bromantic?”, Veronica expresses interest in dating Kevin but he is uninterested. As he and Jughead bond over their mutual love of food, Kevin explains that he does not want to date Veronica because he is gay. Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater explained that including an openly gay character is a way to keep the world of Archie Comics inclusive and updated.  “It shows that Riverdale is in the 21st century.”
So when are these comic books going to “evolve” and have a character in a plural marriage?  What about a character that favors bestiality?  What about one that favors little boys?  After all, “you can choose to love whoever you love.”
Going after our kids, in every direction possible.
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Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Just in time for the inauguration of the New World Order.
It will no longer be “Truth, Justice, and the American Way!” Superman, a fictional creation of comic books and movies, will renounce his U.S. citizenship to become “a citizen of the universe.”

As reported by Martin Gould for NewsMax.com, April 28, 2011, citing The Blaze as its source, the superhero’s renunciation is prompted by DC comics’ rank cowardice, after getting criticized for joining an anti-Iranian demonstration in the landmark 900th issue of Action Comics. The Iranian government sees this as official US endorsement of the protests.
In the new issue of DC comics, Superman says he has been thinking “too small” but he now sees “the bigger picture.” “I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy. ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’ — it’s not enough anymore.”
Superman was conceived in 1938 as the quintessential defender of American values — even though he is an alien from the planet Krypton.
The decision to renounce US citizenship is already being attacked on line.
One poster commented on Wired: “I guess we need to start checking our apple pies now to make sure they don’t offend Muslims.” Another wrote: “Been reading DC comics on and off for about 50 years but no more,” while a third said: “I hope citizen of the universe comes with a visa to visit/work in the United States or Ole Supes is breaking the law everytime he flies into US airspace.”
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