Thank You, World

One of the downsides of trans people getting more exposure in the media, and being treated more fairly by society, is the inevitable backlash. Many of you will have heard the heartwarming story of a Girl Guide troop in Colorado that agreed to admit a young trans girl to their ranks. Fewer of you will have heard that some senior Guides have since disbanded their troops and set up a rival organization. And now there is a call for a nationwide boycott of the famous Girl Guide Cookie sales. Monica Roberts has details. So a Washington DC based ABC affiliate decided to run a poll on their website asking people whether they thought trans kids should be allowed into the Guides. You can find it here. The current score is as follows:

Bigots 399
Rest of World 24,428

That’s what I call a result. :-)

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4 Responses to Thank You, World

  1. GlennS says:

    I’d heard about the troop, and I’d heard about the boycott… and seen the overwhelming ant-backlash in my community to buy a few boxen despite the waistline penalty it will entail… it will be fun to see if sales are down or up this year. Posted the poll results with glee elsebook.. and I look at the whole effort to set up a rival organization, and then I look at the Girl Scout Law:

    I will do my best to be

    honest and fair,
    friendly and helpful,
    considerate and caring,
    courageous and strong, and
    responsible for what I say and do,

    and to

    respect myself and others,
    respect authority,
    use resources wisely,
    make the world a better place, and
    be a sister to every Girl Scout

    Setting up a rival, exclusive organization would seem to run counter to several tenants of that code…

    Wondered if you had any thought on the existence of such a rival organization? In *my* mind, given the results of the above poll, it would simply seem to highlight those who, or whose parents, don’t agree that People Are People, and make them easy to avoid (or clue-bat)… but I’m occasionally b—–y-minded like that…

  2. Dan Goodman says:

    Slight correction: In the US, it’s Girl Scouts rather than Girl Guides. (Girl Guides in Canada.)

  3. Dan Goodman says:

    Forgot to say: I responded to that poll, and from the figures you give I’m in the majority.