2004 has been the year of superhero dads chaining themselves to various things. Could 2005 be the year of the aggreived mums?
If so, then Janice Crowley could be the first of many. She chained herself to the railings outside the Courts of Justice today in protest against the Child Support Agency's handling of her ex-husband's upkeep payments.
And, of course, she was dressed in a costume. In this instance it was Mother Christmas (although, if Londonist is being brutally honest, we don't really think she has the legs for it).
However, if other mothers are to take up the baton and give Fathers4Justice a run for their money next year they might have to do their homework when it comes to female superheroes.
There's Wonderwoman...and,erm, Wonderwoman. Ok, let's check the Wikipedia list of female superheroes for help.
Let's see: Batgirl (too close to Batman maybe?), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (no easily identifiable costume), Elektra (bit obscure that one), Halle the Hooters Girl (could be seen as sexist that one), and of course She-Hulk (unweildy costume?).
Hmm might be tricky. Maybe Mothers4Justice could take a different tack. Disney characters maybe?