Wonder Woman Banned from School...Seriously?

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As a little girl, I had many positive role models. One of my biggest–who still influences me today–is “Wonder Woman.” Not only is she beautiful, she is strong. She embodies strength without compromising her feminine side. She gave little girls born in the ’70s confidence and an “I can do anything” attitude. That confidence carried over into my adult years and has helped me conquer and succeed in every area of my life.

I don’t consider superheroes to be violent. They are the good guys fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way.” Apparently, one school doesn’t feel the same way. A  girl was recently sent home from school for bringing a Wonder Woman lunchbox. They sent home a letter stating, “The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion, including shoes and socks, backpacks and lunchboxes.”

The image on the side of the girl’s lunchbox was Wonder Woman holding her truth lasso (yeah, telling the truth is really violent). I mean, when is this rhetoric and control from schools going to end? Would it be better if the girl had a picture of Kim Kardashian instead?  This is one of those times to challenge the school and stand up for what you think is right when something is so egregiously ridiculous.