In the U.K, children’s entertainers such as clowns and magicians will soon be required to enter their names into a database, just in case they turn out to be child molesters.
These guys already have to undergo checks by the Criminal Records Bureau, checks that can cost as much as £60, and now under another initiative which goes into effect in October, they will have to fork out another £64 to add their names to a second database administered by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
It is expected that within five years there will be over 11 million names on this database, supposedly to protect kiddies from evil clowns, but i see it as nothing more than another way to stigmatize men by portraying all men who work with children as potential predators – after all is there a similar scheme for female-dominated areas like child care and nursing? Let’s guess…
Found it at IFeminists, the only feminists that aren’t evil clowns.