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Adorable Little Girls Explain What “Bossy” Means To Them

Adorable Little Girls Explain What "Bossy" Means To Them
"Bossy has nothing to do with being a boy or a girl!"

LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts’ campaign to ban the word “bossy” certainly has good intentions. The word “bossy” is often used as a negative term to describe girls and women who speak and act with authority, while it’s rarely used to describe boys and men who act similarly. But is banning the word really the answer, or is changing the perception of it a better approach? But perhaps before we can really answer that question, we should be asking a younger generation of girls what the word bossy means to them. Check out this awesome video from She Knows featuring a bunch of adorable and smart little girls answering that very question. [She Knows]

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

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I Was Born A Girl Scout
Daley has Girl Scout cookies in her blood. Samoas, to be exact. Read More »
Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which it began last summer. The organization teamed up with Mattel to offer a Barbie webpage, activity book and uniform patch for Girl Scouts aged 5 to 8. The partnership marked the first ever Girl Scout patch that has corporate sponsorship, which sounds all kinds of skeevy to me. Keep reading »

Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

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Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their state recently legalized marijuana — because they want kiddies to stay away from the pot clubs. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Girl Scouts of Colorado warned scouts that cookie sales are not permitted outside “adult establishments,” which includes pot dispensaries. Strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and casinos as also verboten. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado,” they wrote. [I wonder if they know that there is apparently a strain of marijuana named after their delectable treats? -- Amelia] Keep reading »

Girl Scout Nearly Doubles Her Cookie Sales By Setting Up Shop Outside A Cannabis Club

Thirteen-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei had been doing pretty well selling Thin Mints and Samoas outside grocery stores around San Francisco, but she had a feeling she could do better with a more targeted marketing strategy. So she did what any intrepid young businesswoman would do: she set up a cookie table on the sidewalk in front of The Green Cross, a cannabis club. As you might have guessed, Lei’s strategy paid off, big time. She sold 117 boxes in two hours. “It’s no secret that cannabis is an appetite stimulant, so it’s not shocking that a lot of our patients came and purchased cannabis, and then saw the cookies and purchased them,” Holli Bert, a spokesperson for The Green Cross, told NBC News. “But it wasn’t just patients; staff members and neighbors also bought the cookies. I personally bought five boxes. It turned out to be a big success.” The clinic has invited Lei back to sell cookies this weekend, where she’s sure to shatter sales records. Never underestimate the power of the munchies. [NBC]

Anti-Abortion Christian Groups Push “Cookie-cott” Of The Girl Scouts

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  • Anti-abortion Christian groups launched a national boycott of the Girl Scouts current cookie selling fundraiser, because the group’s Twitter account tweeted a link to an article which included Texas Democrat Wendy Davis as a ‘woman of the year.’ The groups are warning parents that the Girl Scouts are promoting politicians who support abortion. Oh, for fuck’s sake, people! This smear campaign gets more ridiculous every day. [Think Progress, Slate]
  • The late Rep. Shirley Chisholm, who was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black person to run for president, is being remembered on a U.S. postage stamp. [New York Daily News]
  • Here’s Frisky contributor Veronica Arreola with her take on The Nation‘s piece, “Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars.” [Viva La Feminista] Keep reading »

Uh Oh: The Girl Scouts Are In Trouble

I Was Born A Girl Scout
Daley has Girl Scout cookies in her blood. Samoas, to be exact. Read More »
Girl Scout Cookies!
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Honey Boo Boo was asked to stop selling Thin Mints over Facebook. Read More »
Girl Scouts Attacked
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Politician accused the Girl Scouts of promoting homosexuality. Read More »

It’s been a year since both the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated their centennial and a year since I posted “Girl Talk: I Was Born A Girl Scout.”  Unfortunately, the balloons have since burst, all the cake has been eaten, and the Girl Scouts have little to sing about these days.

Many problems have arisen within the organization over the last couple of years, specifically financial issues. Fewer women are offering to volunteer their time with the Girl Scouts, which means some potential Girl Scouts are on waiting lists. Declining membership and revenue has also led to many disagreements between leadership and grassroots members. The biggest problem, though, is the pension plan with a $347 million deficit. Yikes. Keep reading »

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