I had no idea! Silly me…when I grew up I thought there were distinctions between boys and girls; but this isn’t that. It’s about “inclusiveness” for fear of being stigmatized with the dirty-word labels, sexist/bigoted/racist/xenophobic/homophobic:
The Girl Scouts of Colorado has flip-flopped on a decision not to let a 7-year-old boy join their organization, now saying he is welcome even though he’s not a girl.
Bobby Montoya plays with Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies. He’s a boy, but dresses and identifies as a girl. And just like his older sister, he decided he wanted to join the Girl Scouts.
But that wasn’t quite so easy, when a local troop leader told the family three weeks ago Bobby couldn’t join because he has “boy parts.”
“I said, ‘Well, what’s the big deal?’” Felisha Archuleta, Bobby’s mom, told Denver NBC affiliate KUSA-TV this week. “
Bobby, who has been playing with girl toys since he was 2 years old, was left in tears when he was first told he couldn’t join the organization.
Well boo-frickin’-hoo! I don’t care that he likes to play with Barbie dolls; I don’t care what his sexual orientation may be after he hits puberty. But the fact remains that he is not a girl. No matter how much you may wish you were something different, you are what you are. The kid has “boy parts.” That’s just the reality. I’m under 6 feet tall. If there were a club for tall people, should I be allowed in simply because I wish to be tall and because I perceive myself to be tall (at least on the inside- where it counts, right)?
Does this mean he gets to pee in girls’ restrooms, too? Why is it necessary to blur distinctions between the sexes? There are any number of societal rules & norms that may be inconvenient for me, personally, but is healthy for a society as a whole. It is the height of narcissism and selfishness to think you always have to get your way.
So the boy can’t be a girl scout (or shouldn’t be, rather). Big deal! Life is filled with setbacks and not getting your way. Better he learns to suck it up at age 7 that we don’t always get our way in life than he finds that out at age 17.