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Girl Boycotts Girl Scouts Cookies over Transgender Member Admittance

A teenager from California is hoping to spread a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies after the organization decided to allow a seven-year-old transgender child join a troop in Colorado this past fall.

The girl has only been identified as Taylor, Ventura County, California, makes an appearance in a YouTube video claiming that the organization uses proceeds from sales of its cookies to “[promote] the desires of a small handful of people.”

“Right now, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A…is not being honest with us girls, its troops, its leaders, its parents or the American public,” Taylor, an eight-year veteran of the Girl Scouts, says in the video. “Girl Scouts describes itself as an all-girl experience. With that label, families trust that the girls will be in an environment that is not only nurturing and sensitive to girls’ needs, but also safe for girls.”

“I am asking you to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies,” she says in the video.



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The video then ends with a line for the Honest Girl Scout site, which claims it is a group “concerned with the alarming choices GSUSA has been making,” and “advocating for a change back to simply building girls of good character.”

Bobby Montoya was the seven-year-old admitted last fall by the organization and the decision has been met with a ton of controversy. Three Louisiana leaders resigned and dissolved their troops in December after the decision was made, with one of those leaders calling the decision “an almost dangerous situation” for the children.

When the decision was issued, the Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The statement reads, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

The mother of Montoya, Felisha Archuleta, defended her child, “I believe he was born in the wrong body…no one would know he’s a boy unless they pulled his pants down.”

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  • Anonymous

    So she doesn’t want to let any girls in who are transsexual girls? That’s like not wanting to let in black girls, or girls who are born with a cleft palate. Its just a genetic thing. Get over yourself! Your whole argument is based on the false concept that transsexual women are not really women. Have you ever met any? Or are you just bigoted because your mom told you to be?

  • Anonymous

    Her speech is full of hate, ignorance and superiority. When (and if) she develops a compassionate heart, these words will haunt her.

  • Anonymous

    These girls/girl have a right to their opinion. It unfortunate that they do not take their right to educate themselves as seriously as well. As a 64 year-old Post-op trans woman I have watched the general public over three times as long as this young person. I have felt the pressure of public opinion over the years and my spouse and I have been married over 40 years. We are still married and I have two grown daughters who are very beautiful and very understanding. As a identifiable group Trans people are really a very small percentage of much less than 1%. We are real and we are that way right from birth, My mother recognized my identity when I was 3, I only remember back as far as 4. I tried to runaway from my torture and joined the military, doing almost 7 years of service including one year active duty in Northern Ireland. I married while in the forces and told my spouse of my agony 3 months into the marriage. She accepted me and my desire to have children and so here we are today. Children today have far more choices and I am glad for them. We are not a perversion, we are just a very small percentage of births that are different.
    Trans kids are being given the opportunity earlier to explore and identify their gender. This is not a case of a 7 year-old trying to pry into a gender who are different, but rather a gender that is the same. Unfortunately, this child was given a body that does not match her identity. That is something that can be fixed when old enough, but meanwhile she is looking to other girls and women to help her learn her role in life. I hope she survives this lesson.

    Regards

    Denise Holliday

    denisesined@ns.sympatico.ca

    Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Anonymous

    There is no supposed ‘travesty’ short of cold-blooded nation wide genocide carried out by a blood thirsty, zombie Girl Scout armada that would prevent me from buying and consuming their cookies. In fact, the thought itself is so terrifying I think I may need to buy MORE cookies this year and stockpile for any murderous, flesh-eating Girl Scout contingencies in the future.

    In all seriousness, I can appreciate a young woman who is willing to put herself out there and speak her mind when she is probably quite aware of how unpopular her opinion is on a national scale. I do not agree with said opinion and expect that her parents, peers and other shaping models in her life have helped to influence it greatly. It happens to all of us, no matter the subject or circumstance.

    As frustrating as it is for some of us to stand by while another person makes it known that they are against a particular group of people, or simply uncertain of how they should feel about that group due to a level of discomfort, I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to scold them or offer their anger in turn. I can understand why the girl who posted the video removed her comments section, which would have been flooded with messages of hate that might take over the heart-felt and sensible arguments in turn. She’s just a teenager. However, I wish she had left the ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ options available so that she might see where her own perspective lies in relation to others. She doesn’t have to drop her defenses and open her arms to accept everyone just as they are. People aren’t like that. But you can’t offer your voice without expecting to hear others.

  • Jaime Skylar

    With all the AMAZING advances in acceptance of gender variance in the last few years I am not surprised to see push back from the so called “moral majority” elements in this country.

    I still submit that ANY press is generally good press. The GOOD NEWS story here is that Girl Scouts of America has validated the simple truth that a 7- year old transgender girl IS just as much a girl as a natal female. The hateful words from self-righteous bigots only underscore how completely uneducated and out of touch these fringe elements are with mainstream America.

    Personally I am proud to see brave young faces and enlightened parents encourage these children to become their “true selves”. I hope that people show their support this year by purchasing MORE Girl Scout cookies than ever before!

 

 


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