Queensland's Deputy Opposition Leader Mark McArdle told parliament today that teachers were being advised to reconsider their pen choice because it may offend children.
It's offensive *because* it's grading you ie the *association*. Change the colour and it too will become offensive. How ridiculous! Shall we just not correct kids now if they are wrong for fear we will upset them? This is how Sarah Palin got to run for a job she was grossly underqualified for wasn't it - noone wanted to hurt her feelings by pointing it out.
Bring on mediocrity, I spose, with this kind of thinking.