The pen is…

… dangerous, apparently. This from today’s Guardian.

A man has been given an asbo banning him from carrying felt tip pens in public after writing abusive comments about women in public lavatories and buses.

David Jell, 49, is also prohibited from carrying spray paint and displaying rude comments or nicknames in a public place under the terms of the three-year order.

Magistrates in Sevenoaks, Kent, served Jell with the order on 22 December after hearing that he had committed criminal damage and harassment between January and September 2007.

Er, what about all those misanthropes and misogynists who write similar things in the pages of the Daily Mail, Sun and Star?