“FUCK YOU, I’M IRON MAN.”
To be fair, Clark’s desire is to fit in, to be seen as just human. Plus he’s got very human parents who could easily be targeted by the foes he faces.
Depending on what day of the week it is, Gotham police either want to arrest or kiss Batman. On those arrest days, publicly known, they could just knock on Bruce’s door and arrest him. (He does have the money and influence, though, for legal battles, though he does have trauma resulting from money and influence being useless to save his parents.)
Peter, again, has his Aunt May to think of. Plus the Bugle’s got it out for him, and the police don’t have his best interests at heart, depending on the day. Peter doesn’t have any power and influence; he’s a poor teenage kid. (Just think how much worse it would be if he wasn’t a white male, too.)
Tony on the other hand, has got power and influence, and, unlike Bruce, isn’t on anyone’s shit list. Or, when he is, he’s so much a genuine charming ass (unlike Bruce’s affected asshole playboy shtick) that he gives the government the middle finger and everyone loves him for it. Pepper and Rhodey are really no less capable than Tony is without his suit, unlike Clark and Peter, who have superpowers and thus have a markedly different power differential between them and their loved ones. Plus Rhodey and Pepper are Tony’s friends (even though they may be Tony’s found family) versus the Kents and Aunt May being Clark’s and Peter’s family.
Anyway, from where Tony comes from, from background, to power set, to personality, to position in life, Tony’s decision to be upfront about his identity holds very different consequences than anyone else.
It’s still a hilarious graphic, but Tony does have the greatest freedom to reveal who he is.
(Source: thefandomzone, via cascalledshotgun)