The internet is a horrible place where anyone who thinks they are someone can post whatever they want for all to see and usually get away with it without getting assassinated. With that said, it is no surprise that I came across this little gem: A girl scout with a merit badge up her ass is calling for a boycott of those mouth-watering cookies on YouTube. Now why, as a “good” girl scout, would she want that? As it turns out, she is protesting the inclusion of transgender scouts. I must take a minute to excuse my professionalism…
What a bitch.
Alright, got that out of my system. Anyway, you would think that such a ridiculous thing would hopefully just fade off into the background of the internet peanut gallery, but no. Someone somewhere decided that this video was going to get some hits. Even the Huffington Post took notice. Apparently, this 14 year old girl from California is pissed that a 7 year old transgender girl was admitted into the Girl Scouts. First off, I must applaud the Girl Scouts of America for this quite progressive move. I have my issues with scouting (I was a boy scout under duress for many years, but that’s a different story) and to this day cannot stand those organizations, but for once I can say they have done the right thing. But I digress. We’re here to kvetch about transphobes.
This girl scout (who has the warmth of a robot) declares a fatwa on the Girl Scouts of America for being all-inclusive, and then lists a bunch of facts which seemingly have nothing to do with anything really. She plops in a few quotes too, although they do not actually support her view. She asks some pressing questions, such as “where would a transgender girl scout sleep?” (in a bed) and “where would they go to the bathroom?” (the girl’s room…duh.) The point is that she goes on trying to make it look like a reason for hating on the trans-scouts, when really it just makes her feel uncomfortable.
Upon doing some research, I found out that she did not allow comments on the original video. On top of that, her original upload is now private. This is where I really start to get pissed. What’s the matter? Is Anita Bryant Jr. afraid of getting a pie in the face?
If you are going to go out in public and make a big grand declaration unto the world, you have to be willing to take a bit of crap. The internet makes it FAR too easy to be a coward. When you strike out at a minority group, you are going to get a largely unfavorable response, and when that happens you have a choice. You can stand by your words, or you crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Thankfully, this nut job did the latter.
Of course, the fact that there are still people like this in our country really upsets me. It does not surprise me (don’t forget, America was built by the puritans that Europe kicked out), but you would think that by now people would get it. At least we know for now that a few clicks of the dislike button can scare away the soundbites.
Note: The original video “Boycott Cookies” has been deleted from YouTube.
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