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British local governments deploy anti-teenager pink lights designed to make kids ashamed of their appearance – Boing Boing

March 30, 2009

This is absolutely brilliant…

“British local councils have a new weapon in their arsenal of devices that collectively and indiscriminately punish teenagers simply for being young. The new tool is a pink overhead light designed to exaggerate acne, with the intention of making children so unhappy and insecure about their appearances that they go somewhere else (mind you, these councils are almost certainly also allocating funds to helping teenagers cope with low self-esteem and avoid the problems associated with it, such as depression and vulnerability of recruitment into violent activity).”

via British local governments deploy anti-teenager pink lights designed to make kids ashamed of their appearance – Boing Boing.

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