Having solved the heinous problem of Pop-Tart-shaped pistols and the evils of eating Oreos, schools seem capable of banning practically anything—making one parent’s claim that their daughter’s school has banned super heroes for being too violent not so far-fetched.
An anonymous parent posted this letter to the social media site Reddit last week, where it quickly gained thousands of comments (such as “She has a lasso. That is the lasso of violence.”).
The letter, which has had the school name and addressee information redacted, reads in part:
We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image. In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask that 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.
Lynda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman on television from 1975 to 1979, simply had to share her newly discovered “violent” streak.
Parents told their daughter’s WW lunchbox is too “violent” for school! http://t.co/kYDOXo5ksJ
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) August 26, 2015
Political commentator Tucker Carlson told “Fox and Friends” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck Monday that “this is part of a long liberal tradition of blaming objects for social problems.”
“‘It’s the gun’s fault. It’s the lunchbox’s fault. Your T-shirt did this,” Carlson added. “’The Dukes of Hazzard’ has a Confederate flag, we must pull it off the air.’”
Whether the story checks out as true or not, it’s got Twitter users asking what’s next for schools clearly obsessed with protecting our children from super heroes and everything liberals believe might harm their candy-coated world–while ignoring the obvious point that family and values are what really matter.
@RealLyndaCarter so incredibly upsetting what state our society is in now. Seriously, banning a Wonder Woman lunch box! What’s next? — Celine Leon (@cleontico) September 1, 2015
@RealLyndaCarter I have no words, at least none that are fit to print. ?
— VETERAN (@VETERANUSA1) August 27, 2015
@RealLyndaCarter Too violent … They will cancel history classes next. — Eric Hudnell (@HudnellEric) August 28, 2015
@RealLyndaCarter Read, or re-read Orwell’s 1984, you’ll find your answer.
— John Tingle (@JTM1045) August 27, 2015
@JimJurena @ChuckBaggett @RealLyndaCarter So, assuming they don’t allow photos of presidents, police officers, soldiers, or congressmen. — Duane Maddy (@GraphicArtMaddy) August 29, 2015
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