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Girl Scout Launches Cookie Boycott
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/girl-scout-cookie-boycott-transgender_n_1199260.html?ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

A California-based teen is hoping to spearhead a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies after the organization's controversial decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender child to a Colorado troop this past fall.

The girl, which World News Daily has identified only as Taylor from Ventura County, Calif., appears in a YouTube video in which she claims her organization is using proceeds from sales of the popular 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, who claims to have been a Girl Scout for eight years, says in the clip. "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."

She goes on to note, "I am asking you to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies." The video eventually concludes with a tagline for the Honest Girl Scouts site, which describes itself as a group "concerned with the alarming choices GSUSA has been making," and "advocating for a change back to simply building girls of good character."

Last fall's decision to admit Bobby Montoya after initially excluding her has already been met with considerable controversy. In December, three Louisiana-based leaders resigned and dissolved their troops in the wake of the incident, with one calling it "an almost dangerous situation" for children, according to The Baptist Press.

At the time, the Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), noting, "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."

After confessing to having difficulty switching from male to female pronouns when discussing her child, Montoya's mother Felisha Archuleta defended her daughter to ABC, saying, "I believe he was born in the wrong body...no one would know he's a boy unless they pulled his pants down."


So I'm definitely buying cookies this year. How about you?

Posted 1/12/12
Nope, still going to Tesco.
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Every little helps.
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I don't like girl scout cookies but I was a girl scout and ever since I left (not saying that it fell apart after I left) but it seems like it has gone done hill since I left glad I left when I did
Posted 1/12/12

AnimePanda35 wrote:

I don't like girl scout cookies but I was a girl scout and ever since I left (not saying that it fell apart after I left) but it seems like it has gone done hill since I left glad I left when I did


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Posted 1/12/12
No, the girls are better cookies than the actual cookies.
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Posted 1/12/12
VENTURA COUNTY???!!!!! OMG I live in that small county=)
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how can a 7 year old be a transgender? they are SEVEN!
Posted 1/13/12

eclair-lumiere wrote:

how can a 7 year old be a transgender? they are SEVEN!


Let's not forget that 7 is the lucky number.
Posted 1/13/12 , edited 1/13/12
"A safe for girls?"

"An almost dangerous experience?"

She's transgender; not a monster.

That child is no more of a threat than the girls there. At only 7-years-old it upsets me that she has to experience the harshness of reality so soon. Still buying me some Samoas.

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Those Thin Mints are going to taste SOOO much better than usual this year!

I feel badly for that teenage Girl Scout who seems to dislike transgender people so much. She's clearly really under-informed about who trans people are; I mean, she never even considered that some of her fellow Girl Scouts who look like little girls might be little boys inside their heads. Hopefully this will be a good opportunity for her to learn to be more supportive and inclusive of her neighbors.
Posted 1/13/12 , edited 1/13/12

AnimePanda35 wrote:

I don't like girl scout cookies but I was a girl scout and ever since I left (not saying that it fell apart after I left) but it seems like it has gone done hill since I left glad I left when I did


So...you're saying that the drop in cookie quality is entirely your fault?

Well now I know who to blame.


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In regards to the topic at large...the idea of a 7 year old claiming to be transgender, while not impossible, seems...well it seems that there is a chance she is responding to parental influence. At that age, while gender differences undeniably are manifesting, most kids will adopt any identity given by a respected parent/authority figure. I will refrain from any decisive opinion, but I am highly dubious regarding the motivations of this child's mother.

In other words, a 7 year old saying that s/he is transgender is about as meaningful as a 7 year old claiming to be a thoughtfully considered believer in a particular political philosophy.
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Posted 1/13/12
I never really buy them... but upon hearing this. I will buy boxes!!!
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Posted 1/13/12
No, but because I am not a fan of Girl scout.
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