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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    My wife is a teacher's assistant for kindergarten grade and a few years back there was one boy who dressed like a female animal character from a kid's show during Halloween/costume day. All of the kids thought the costume was nice but none of them paid too much mind either way or cared about it more than any other costume. However, one of the other parents took great offense to it and tried to file a complaint with the principal, saying the costume 'encouraged boys to grow up wanting to be girls'. The principal, who was a very frank, no-nonsense woman, asked the parent if she was worried her son's truck costume would encourage boys to become an automobile when they grow up. That ended the conversation and nothing else came of it. I had a hoot hearing about the story back then and it makes me laugh every time I recall it.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    If it were my son, I would just tell him its fine for him to dress how he wants at home, and when he gets to high school, we'll look for one that would best suit him. But when it comes to school or private organizations, its their rules and you have to live with it.
    I would tell him he can dress neutral but he's not going to wear female stuff as long as he's under my roof

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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    If he were my son, there is one thing that would be certain. I'd make sure that he knows to his core that he is loved.
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    If he were my son, I would tell him that he is a boy and should act like it. No way are you born that way. I blame the parents.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Seems like a somewhat appropriate place for this.

    Boys Swimming on Girls Teams Find Success, Then Draw Jeers

    During his first-period broadcast Monday, the Norwood High athletic director Brian McDonough congratulated Will Higgins for breaking the meet record in the 50-yard freestyle the previous day at the Massachusetts South Division fall swimming and diving championships.

    McDonough chose not to mention that it was a girls swimming championship.

    Higgins, a senior, and Rodriguez, a sophomore, are among roughly two dozen boys competing on girls teams in Massachusetts because their schools do not have boys swimming programs. They are able to do so because of the open access amendment to the state constitution, which was voted into law in the 1970s and mandates that boys and girls must be afforded equal access to athletics.


    Jay Mohr yesterday asked which school in MA is going to be the first to drop boys basketball and take the boys varsity players and put them on the girls basketball team and start destroying teams.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Bump.

    This didn't end too well. The troop disbanded.

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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    It is also their right to decide that way.

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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Note that the three leaders and their troops that disbanded are NOT the troop that the boy joined. They are leaders from a different state (Louisiana) who are boycotting the Colorado Girl Scouts' public statement that they accept the boy and all children who identify and live as girls. The three leaders are also using the situation as an opportunity to join a Christian version of the Girl Scouts as an alternative organization for the local community's girls.

    Sometimes as Christians we have to search out of state to find our own personal extracurricular persecutions to be outraged over.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    Note that the three leaders and their troops that disbanded are NOT the troop that the boy joined. They are leaders from a different state (Louisiana) who are boycotting the Colorado Girl Scouts' public statement that they accept the boy and all children who identify and live as girls. The three leaders are also using the situation as an opportunity to join a Christian version of the Girl Scouts as an alternative organization for the local community's girls.

    Sometimes as Christians we have to search out of state to find our own personal extracurricular persecutions to be outraged over.
    I guess I have to skim a little slower next time.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    I had to read it again after I read a user comment on the article that more clearly pointed it out. The article itself skims over the state difference pretty casually and entirely leaves out the actual Colorado troop's reaction and experience since the decision.
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    Re: Seven year old boy "fights" to join girl scouts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I would probably sit my kid down and tell him that, though there's nothing wrong with having those kinds of interests, sometimes little girls that age want to do stuff without boys hanging around. You may want to join them, but you have to think about their feelings and whether they want you. It's the same way with slumber parties.
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