There Are Two Conservative Girl Scout Cookie Boycotts This Year

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According to an article in Salon yesterday, this year Girl Scout Cookies are under attack. Yes, cookies. Conservative activists have spotted a tenuous link between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood -- apparently, some scouts attended an event at which a Planned Parenthood UK brochure arguing for "sexual and reproductive rights" was distributed -- and have called for a boycott until the Brownies stop linking arms with the "abortion giant."

But that's not the only Thin Mint boycott call circulating around the country. As the Huffington Post reports, a former scout from Ventura County wants us to keep away from the Samoas because earlier this year, a Colorado troop let a 7-year-old trans girl join. The Girl Scouts of Colorado even put out a press release stating, "If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout," which makes SFoodie a little misty-eyed.

So, as cookie season nears, the rumor war is on. HonestGirlScouts, a crackpot website circulating all anti-scout news stories and boycott calls, has gone up. Buck Angel, the FTM porn star who is a, um, hero to many gay men in America has come out in defense of the scouts. As SFoodie remembers from the grape boycott and the Salman Rushdie fatwa, these things can linger in the collective consciousness long after the original campaign is called off.

We also know that you can't make up this kind of viral marketing opportunity. SFoodie knows one industrious Girl Scout in town who would be more than happy to capitalize on your pro-trans, pro-Planned Parenthood sentiments, and we're sure she's not alone. We were planning on ordering an extra box of Thin Mints from her next month. Now we're contemplating two. For the freezer, you know.

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ashley s.
ashley s.

i will be buying multiple boxes of girl scout cookies!!!!!!

Guest
Guest

We stopped buying Girl Scout cookies years ago when they switched the "butter cookies" to hydrogenated oil instead of butter. 

tallgirl
tallgirl

The BOY does not belong in the GIRL scouts. HE IS A BOY. He was born with a penis, that makes HIM a BOY.  HE belongs in the BOY Scouts or HE can start his own group and call it the Transgender (FREAK) Scouts.

T1cklemeelm0
T1cklemeelm0

You're an arrogant, ignorant human being. Discriminating against a child? Wow. What has society come to? People like you are the reason there is so much hatred in the world. Shame on you.

matthewmaurice
matthewmaurice

I normally don't buy Girl Scout cookies, but this year I think I'll have to pick some up. If the Westboro idiots join in, I'll take a case.

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