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  1. Christopher
    January 13, 2012

    It seems Girl Scouts are ahead of Boy Scouts on this one, but of course the issue could be made entirely moot if Scouting were coed anyway like it is in most other countries.

  2. Diane
    January 13, 2012

    Thank you so much for this suggestion. Can any Girl Scout do this? I can’t eat wheat and I was just struggling with what I could do with the cookies I’m about to purchase.

  3. Allison
    January 13, 2012

    If you decide to buy (more) cookies this year, because of this issue, but don’t really want them (all), ask your friendly neighborhood Girl Scout to donate them to soldiers. Last year my daughter’s troop alone sent over 100 boxes to soldiers stationed overseas, because of the generosity of cookie buyers.

  4. Angela
    January 13, 2012

    Interestingly, she made her Youtube video private. I guess she couldn’t handle the opposing view very much?

    I want to say THANK YOU to all GS troop leaders who have been so accepting of people who live outside the cultural “norm”. We can’t teach children to be open minded if we don’t behave as such.

  5. PandoraK
    January 13, 2012

    All the rhetoric and it seems no one has paid attention to the one glaring item in her retort…”the Girl Scout handbook that outlines that adult men should not share a tent or bathing facilities with the scouts.” (I capitalized girl for the quote)

    Adult males. I’ve yet to see what I consider an adult Girl Scout, or Boy Scout for that matter…they are teenaged children not adults, so it would appear her reasoning is false.

    I’ve spent over 40 years teaching my children and grandchildren to be respectful of others, it seems this child’s parents haven’t spent one moment doing so.

  6. Roger Wolsey
    January 13, 2012

    1. A correction to the title of this piece, as I understand it, “Taylor” is not currently a Girl Scout, she’s an ex-Girl Scout… with a chip on her shoulder to complement that sash on her chest.
    2. A person with “boy parts” who identifies as female should be referred to as she, not he.
    3. To see more about this, see, “Fight bigotry. Eat Girl Scout Cookies.” http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/01/fight-bigotry-eat-girl-scout-cookies/.

  7. Pam Ellis
    January 12, 2012

    Might I add “Time Bandits”?
    I mean, it has Sean Connery as Agamemnon, John Cleese as Robin Hood, David Warner as evil…
    And the parents die at the end!

  8. Me
    January 12, 2012

    To be clear, the issue at hand is not about the inclusion of trans boys (i.e. those assigned a female sex at birth), but of trans girls (those assigned male sex). While your article seems otherwise supportive, the mistaken terminology – though undoubtedly unintentional – is still disrespectful.

  9. Wolf
    January 12, 2012

    As a former Girl Scout, this sickens me. I’d be proud to be a troop member with a trasngenger person. Heck, I’d have almost been okay with normal boys joining, so long as they can abide by the rules. I’ve never been one for excluding others and you can bet that even though I’m diabetic, I’ll buy extra cookies. They make wonderful gifts and I can eat one or two.

    • Emily
      January 12, 2012

      Be careful calling them “normal” boys. That sends the message that transgendered persons are abnormal, unnatural, unacceptable. I know that was not your intention, but the term I prefer to use is “cisgender.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender

  10. kathy
    January 12, 2012

    No big surprise, that video has been marked as private now. I wish I had seen it. :(

  11. elf
    January 12, 2012

    if you’re going to talk about Transgender, please don’t talk about sex. Sex is what we do. Gender is what we are.

    • Mom’s Progressive
      January 13, 2012

      This is relatively new terminology, and not quick to catch on. As my English comp. prof. told us–nouns have gender; people have sex.

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