Thursday, March 26, 2009

The War On Kids Continues

How weird is it that we regularly hear stories about "anti-teen" technology? The latest:

LONDON (AFP) – A British town is using garish pink lighting that shows up acne to deter teenagers from loitering, in the latest example of using simple technology to break up loutish gatherings.

Residents of Mansfield in central England have installed fluorescent pink lights normally used by dermatologists to show up pimples and acne blemishes.

That aside, it is also thought that surly teenage males might find it "uncool" to hang around in a bright pink underpass.

When your language regularly uses the word "teen" as an actual pejorative, maybe the focus should be on the adults.


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