Girl Scouts Will Now Welcome Transgender Girls

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The Girl Scouts of America announced a change to one of their policies that now allows transgender kids to become members. A guest post on GSUSA's website, titled "The Meaning of 'Serving All Girls,'" from Andrea Bastiani Archibald confirmed the bold new direction the organization is taking in fostering diversity:

"The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission to build "girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place" extends to all members, and through our program, girls develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance.

"If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe. Inclusion of transgender girls is handled at a council level on a case by case basis, with the welfare and best interests of all members as a top priority."

The Boy Scouts of America continue to lag behind their progressive sisters as bans against gay male troop leaders still exist. However, BSA President Robert Gates called for the organization to repeal the discriminatory ban today at a meeting with the organization's leadership.

Comments

  1. Randy says

    Isn’t it time to end the segregation and openly admit boys into Girl Scouts as well?

    It’s a shame that an organization is recognized for being progressive when it continues gender policing.

  2. Thedrdonna says

    I’m like 98% certain this isn’t a new policy. The latest round is just the GSUSA saying STFU to the AFA, who was being their usual terrible selves.

  3. Ruth/Devonshire says

    “If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her . . .”

    lol! The policy itself is a transparent lie, since the Girl Scouts are not going to exclude a “transgirl” if the community or school considers the child to be a boy. They aren’t even going to check what the community’s or school’s opinion is.

    But in any event, the Girl Scouts are fooling themselves if they think that this policy will satisfy the trans activists. What about “genderqueers” and “non-binaries”? Isn’t it “transphobic” to exclude a genderqueer – a biological male with a penis who thinks he’s a girl every Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays?

    The Girl Scouts will soon see the kind of people they are dealing with. But ultimately, it will be the transgender kids themselves who are hurt. When a “transgirl” – that is to say, a boy in a dress – shows up to a roomful of real girls and tries to act the part, reality will come crashing down.

  4. Thedrdonna says

    Oh, Dax, you’ve slain me, I am slain. Your parents must be so proud to have such a master debater in the family. I guess that’s something to comfort you as you fall asleep at night: “I may be a turd on a stick, but at least I told off some rando on the internet. Go me!”

  5. Ruth/Devonshire says

    TheDrDonna- Hmm, you attack Dax for a lack of debating skills, but you’re only response to my comment is nothing more than a guilt by association smear. Why don’t you address the issue?. Trans activists cannot be satisfied with this policy because it does not include genderqueers and other nonbinaries who are part of “transgender” and also because it affirms the gender binary. Admit it, lad.

  6. Thedrdonna says

    I also don’t “address the issue” in response to dogs barking. Your insulting, misrepresentative, and flat-out incorrect statements don’t merit a response.

  7. Salyve says

    My 2 cents – the question of genderqueer is real. Seems that there are 2 definitions of transgender. There’s the real one, which includes a whole array of groups incl. genderqueer, agender, polygender, genderf#ck, etc. and then there’s a politically acceptable one which only includes transsexuals and is used in situations like this one. Why would we continue to call ourselves transgender when we are thrown under the bus all the time?

  8. Salyve says

    My 2 cents – the question of genderqueer is real. Seems that there are 2 definitions of transgender. There’s the real one, which includes a whole array of groups incl. genderqueer, agender, polygender, genderf#ck, etc. and then there’s a politically acceptable one which only includes transsexuals and is used in situations like this one. Why would we continue to call ourselves transgender when we are thrown under the bus all the time?

  9. Salyve says

    My 2 cents – the question of genderqueer is real. Seems that there are 2 definitions of transgender. There’s the real one, which includes a whole array of groups incl. genderqueer, agender, polygender, genderf#ck, etc. and then there’s a politically acceptable one which only includes transsexuals and is used in situations like this one. Why would we continue to call ourselves transgender when we are thrown under the bus all the time?

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