A girl is a girl is a girl!

A “girl” is not defined by what is between her legs as this Girl Scout and her family believe.  Having someone so young spouting such bigotry and hatred breaks my heart.  I don’t blame her though, the fault lies with her family and community at large.  It is hard enough growing up confident and secure in oneself without the added problems faced by transgendered children.  To recommend that people boycott Girl Scout Cookies because Girl Scouts (as an organization) have chosen to accept transgirls as they are, as GIRLS, is abhorrent in every possible way.  This girl’s family should be ashamed for spreading such hate through their child.  Talk about pushing an adult agenda.  Hate is ALWAYS an adult agenda, it’s never the choice of a child.

So go!  Buy your cookies.  Heck!  I’m considering having some shipped up here to Canada just to say YES! We support our girls!  ALL of our girls.

Want to see what has me so upset?  Check out the hate below:

And some people wonder why my project “The Power of SHe” is so important, now more than ever.  For more information on The Power of SHe, and how you can get involved, head on over to:  https://td365.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/the-power-of-she-2/  I’m currently looking for women interested in being photographed…  I have some captures in mind, but some will be based on the stories of those who apply.  Let’s challenge the view of what defines Women.  We are mighty!  Diverse yet united!

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About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on January 11, 2012, in Feminism, gender variant, lgbt, LGBTTQ, Our World, Parenting and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Girl Scouts “serve” in troops? When did they become militarized? Somebody needs to explain to this girl (and her parents) that hate isn’t pretty.

  2. I absolutely agree with you on this. It is sad that this girl speaks about other girls with so much hate. I would tend to attribute this attitude to some of the so-called ‘responsible’ adults in her life, since bigotry is a learned point of view.

    However, what is more troublesome (and scary) to me is that although the girl in this video is clearly reading from a prompter, she makes her case in a reasonable tone of voice, while saying things that are far from reasonable.

    I plan on showing this video to my two eleven-year-old (boy/girl twins) and then I’ll explain to them why this is wrong – on too many levels. And then, I think we’ll all buy some Girl Scout cookies.

  3. I wish the comments section were open on youtube.

    As a former GS troop leader, service unit manager (yes, the girls do serve a troop and no, it’s not military), curriculum writer for the Daisy program and paid employee, I wouldn’t lead this girl. I would step down before I provided a platform for her bigotry.

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