Really and honestly we put the Girl Scout organization to shame because we were so into camping and traveling and not at all into earning badges. Even in my lack of coolness I could see that earning badges was not gonna win me any points. I felt like they would have behead me or something if they had known that but I was also a little dramatic when I was 13 years old.
Looking back I don't really remember all the girls scout handbooks and crap because like I said... I wasn't interested in that. But now I am learning all kinds of things about GSUSA that really just makes me sick to my stomach. Like this.
All those delicious cookies
Just in case that didn't blow my mind enough I also learned that they recommend sexually explicit books to the cute little girls in the brown vests. They tell them to take ownership of their adolescent sexual health claiming that we should all be looking at it realistically. They tell young children to have young adult partnerships and to reject the myth of adult wisdom. Because they don't believe that adults know what is best for their children and because children learn best by doing. WHAT!?! *Stomach churning* *Blood boiling*
So here is a problem that many people may not know. The Catholic Church in the United States sort of supports the GSUSA. By that I mean that they have Girl Scout Sunday every year and things like that. To my (limited) knowledge, the Catholic Church has sort of always considered Girl Scouts to be indirectly affiliated with them. Please, correct me if I am wrong. I would love to be wrong about this. Obviously, the Church would not stand for supporting THIS kind of "empowerment of women."
This is the problem with feminism. It is so skewed. We should be learning to love our bodies and recognizing the beauty that life can grow inside of us. We should understand that the body is sacred, a gift from God, and that it should not be harmed. We should be teaching children about real marital love and the bond of a married man and woman and the perfect design of fertility. That is what empowers me. Instead people speak out against the body in the name of "feminism." This frustrates me to no end.
I wish I could take back those 12 years of unknowingly supporting WAGGGS and Planned Parenthood but I thank God I was not so into GSUSA that I had to hear about all of this at such a young age... though I know if my mom (as the troop leader) had known she would have removed me from the situation.
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