Unsexing the Boy Scouts: 1977 Report on Sex Bias in the U.S. Code by Ruth Bader Ginsburg


 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Columbia School of Law in the 1970s

The raven himself is hoarse
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
Under my battlements. Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe topful
Of direst cruelty! — Macbeth Act 1, scene 5, 38–43

Many current scouters and parents of boy scouts, fathers as well as mothers, genuinely do not understand why many Americans are aghast at the unsexing of American society, particularly of the Boy Scouts of America.

Firstly, B.S.A. Inc imposed females on us with 1972’s “Improved Scouting Program” that nearly killed boy scouting if not for a superficial pull-back in 1979.

(It is important to notice the underlying damage of ISP was not undone with the return of Green Bar Bill’s traditionalist handbook. The revisionist manipulation of the Boy Scout Oath and Law remained and most adult boy scout alumni never experienced actual boy scouting. They know only “improved” boy scouting — a shadow of the real thing!)

But where did the madness begin? WHY?

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