From Armchair Anthropologist:
The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that girls can join and earn all the conventional ranks, though the troops will be segregated by sex. Naturally the Girl Scouts USA organization is angry and has sued over a name change.
Do I weep over the loss of a proud American tradition such as the Scouts? Well yes, but more than that I’m laughing.
This is the inevitable path of feminism. Women hate on the Boy Scouts because it’s, by definition, patriarchal. So they decide to include girls so that everyone can benefit. Same as universities and golf clubs. And then the women are even more angry because women are never happy. Now the Boy Scouts are infringing on the Girl Scouts’s own tradition turf.
Serves the BSA right for catering to the progressives. They caved on the gay ban, and now they’re finding out what happens when you give in to progressivism. Traditional organizations should be traditional.
You cannot appease the progressives. The best thing to do is just ignore them and wait a few months for them to attack another organization. It certainly worked for the Washington Redskins.
Both scout organizations are declining, and both have embraced progressivism. Just as no secular country has ever sustained a birth rate, and just as HuffPo, BuzzFeed and Vice are making major layoffs, so too will the classic scouting organizations lose members as they focus on godless propaganda instead of wilderness survival skills.
“But wait, Blair. The nation is embroiled over Donald Trump and the neverending soap opera about the shutdown. Why haven’t you written anything on that? Do you think the wall will get built?”
Are there not enough bloggers on that already? Yes, the wall will eventually get built because it’s too much a part of the political conversation. No, Trump did not cave by reopening the government.
Does anything about Trump make you think he will accept easy defeat, allowing his enemies to be the final winner and make fun of him?
The wall stuff will get taken care of in due time. Either that or the red states will secede. Meanwhile the Boy Scouts will discover that the Elks Lodge found out. When you admit women to your ranks, they start complaining about stupid things you never would have thought of. Then you have to change it, because if you tell women to suck it up they’ll just run to a higher authority. And so whatever time honored tradition about knife-throwing and cleaning trout will go away. Even though the boys are in separate troops, they will all have to follow the same standards. And then watch as troop memberships plummet even further?
Women already ruined public schools. Is there no place for boys to just be boys?