Remember the heartbreaking story of the potentially transgender “boy who likes girl stuff” who was initially denied entry to the Girl Scouts of America because he had “boy parts”? As previously reported, that incident led to a press release clarifying that Girl Scouts of America accepts all female-identified children, whether they’re trans- or cisgender. While Girl Scouts is, on the whole, a fairly open minded and welcoming organization, the news didn’t sit well with some of its more conservative members, and now one little bigot-in-training has made a video protesting the policy.
In a frighteningly robotic tone of voice, the young lady repeatedly states that it’s not “safe” for the cisgender girls to be in the same troops as trans girls, and repeatedly refers to the trans girls incorrectly as “transgender boys.” “You can be yourself and who you are, and not something that you’re not,” she states pointedly of the scouting experience, which is ironic, seeing as by coming out as transgender, kids are being themselves. She also calls the policy an “adult agenda” of “transgender promotion,” utterly ignoring the fact that these are transgender children she’s discussing.
It’s sad to see any child spewing ignorance like this, but they usually didn’t come up with it on their own, so perhaps GSUSA should take this as a sign that they need to do a better job educating their troop members about people with non-traditional gender identities, to counteract whatever bullshit they may be learning at home. Trans girls don’t pose a “threat” to cis girls, but bigotry certainly poses a threat to them. The other silver lining to this teachable moment is that the girl’s goal is to get you to boycott Girl Scout cookies until the organization starts discriminating again, which gives you an airtight excuse to call up a Girl Scout right now and buy all the Thin Mints you can fit in your freezer.