How To Criminalize Being A Boy
Jonathan Rauch and others have written about how, if you take away a boy's toy weapons, he will make a gun out of a finger or a carrot.
This is because boys are wired to love transportation toys and toys of war. Put two PC-parent-raised toddlers in a room with a toy-chest and the girl will likely pull the doll out of the chest and the boy will pull out the truck. Not every time, but most times.
Well, in the latest in hysterical responses to Newtown and weapons in general, a first-grade boy has been suspended for pointing a finger at someone and saying "Pow!"
There's little information on this in news reports. From the MSNBC piece (a link Lisa Simeone just sent me):
"Generally, in an incident involving the behavior of our younger students, we will make sure that the student and his family are well-informed of any behavior that needs to change and understand the consequences if the behavior does not change," said Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig in a statement.
The finger I want to raise to Dana is my middle one.