??!! Hello Punishment Kitty
posted by August 9 at 8:32 AMon
Thai police officers caught for a range of minor misdemeanours will have to sport hot pink armbands of Hello Kitty, the Japanese icon of cuteness, as a form of punishment.
The striking armband features the Hello Kitty cat character invented by Japan’s Sanrio Co in 1974 sitting atop two hearts.
“Simple warning s no longer work,” [said Police Colonel Pongpat Chayaphan] “This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offence, no matter how minor.”
There’s a Ph.D. in gender studies, just waiting to be built on this story.