100 Questions for the Girls Scouts

The Girl Scouts and Radical Feminism

Background Facts:

  • While mainstream feminism embraces the pursuit of legitimate women’s rights such as voting rights, inheritance rights, equal educational and work opportunities for women and girls and the abolition of violence against women, "radical" feminists aggressively advocate for more controversial rights for women that fall on a continuum from less to more extreme, and can include the complete elimination of any differences between males and females.

  • In addition to the more widely accepted rights for women mentioned above, many radical feminists may support a number of these controversial issues:

    unrestricted access to government-funded abortion, government-funded contraceptives, lesbian rights, same-sex marriage, transgender rights, affirmative action, universal government-provided health insurance or health care, Title IX, government-funded daycare, government-mandated "
    comprehensive sexuality education," legalization of prostitution, sexual rights for children, the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the UN CEDAW treaty, communism, Marxism, existentialism, and extreme environmentalism.

    Many radical feminist organizations campaign against individuals, groups, or churches that oppose any of the above issues. Most radical feminists at a minimum aggressively advocate for abortion and lesbian rights.
  • Many radical feminist organizations are connected to each other through coalitions, projects, membership in umbrella organizations, and through overlapping board members and/or staff. This is certainly the case with the Girl Scouts, which maintains memberships in a number of radical feminist organizations. GSUSA also has a number of board members and staff that have served or currently serve within other radical feminist organizations.

  • One example of GSUSA’s membership in a radical feminist organization is their association with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Girl Scouts of the USA, through their membership in and substantial financial support of WAGGGS, is able to support WAGGGS' radical feminist agenda without having that support directly attributed to GSUSA.

  • GSUSA brings Girl Scouts from the U.S. and from around the world to participate in UN conferences with WAGGGS girls (some who are also funded by GSUSA). The Girl Scouts then aggressively promote many elements of the radical feminist agenda at the United Nations.

  • A notable example of overlapping board members was when GSUSA appointed Betty Friedan, one of the most prominent icons of the radical feminist movement, to serve on the Girl Scouts governing board for 12 years. At the time Mrs. Friedan was best known for her advocacy of abortion rights and of the controversial Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and for founding the pro-abortion organization NARAL and the radical feminist National Organization for Women (NOW).

Question: Are parents aware that one of the badge requirements on the Girl Scouts official website sends girls to do research on the website of the radical feminist Global Fund for Women (GFW), an organization that funds controversial groups like "A Lesbian Feminist Tornado," "Women Sex Workers of Argentina," and other radical groups?

  • The Global Fund for Women was co-founded by Francis Kissling who led the aggressively pro-abortion Catholics for Choice organization for many years.

  • Charlotte Bunch, one of the most radical feminists in the world serves on the GFW board. In the 1970s Charlotte authored this disturbing document stating that all feminists must be lesbians.

Below is a list of just a few of the many radical feminist organizations that received grants from the Global Fund for Women in 2009-2010:

  • (Feminists in Resistance) Feministas en Resistencia de Honduras, Honduras, $20,000

  • (The Revolt Feminist Collective) Colectiva Feminista La Revuelta Argentina, $15,000

  • (Women Sex Workers Association of Argentina) Asociacion de Mujeres Meretrices de la Argentina, Buenos Aires, $20,000

  • (A Lesbian Feminist Tornado) Baruyera, Una Tromba Lesbiana Feminista, Buenos Aires, $10,000

  • (Lesbians and Feminists for Decriminalizing Abortion) Lesbianas y Feministas por la Descriminalizacion del Aborto, Buenos Aires, $10,000

  • (Organized Lesbians from Baixada Santista) Lesbicas Organizadas da Baixada Santista, San Antonio, Guaruja, $8,000

  • (Orchids of the Sea Women Sex Workers' Movement) Movimiento de Mujeres Trabajadoras Sexuales “Orquideas del Mar, San Salvador, $15,000

  • (OTRANS-Organization Trans, Queens of the Night) Organizacion Trans Reinas de la Noche, Guatemala City, $8,000

  • (Catholics for Free Choice - Mexico) Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir, Mexico, $15,000

Question: Did radical feminist icon Betty Friedan use her position on the Girl Scouts' governing board to influence the Girl Scouts' decision in 1977 to endorse the controversial Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

Question: During the 12 years Ms. Friedan served on the GSUSA national board, did her radical feminist views influence the direction of the Girl Scouts in other ways?

Question: Are parents aware that Girl Scouts is a political organization in the sense that GSUSA supports among other feminist-leaning legislative issues, Title IX, which mandates gender equity in school-funded sports, and backs affirmative action, i.e., quotas in recruiting, hiring and promotions?

Question: Are parents aware that the Girl Zone website, which promotes radical feminism to young girls, lists GSUSA as a partner organization that "support[s] the Girl Zone mission?" Click here to see their webpage extolling the work of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, Alice Paul, the author of the equal rights amendment, and feminist icon Betty Friedan?

Question: Do parents know that the GSUSA-funded affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) honored radical feminist Nafis Sadik, the highly controversial Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activity (UNFPA) with their World Citizenship Award?

Click here to see an article summarizing the radical keynote speech that Ms. Sadik gave at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts event upon receiving her award where she stated that with regard to the policies of the UN agency she led, the "traditional moral boundaries which some people would draw around sexual behavior ... need to be redrawn."

Question: Why does the Girl Scout Journey book “GIRLtopia” refer young girls to a controversial radical feminist novel written by Sheri S. Tepper, who was the Director of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood for 24 years?

Question: Why does GSUSA belong to organizations that promote radical feminist ideologies? (NCY, WAGGGS, and NCRW)

Question: Why do the Girl Scouts honor radical feminists with their "Women of Distinction" awards?

Question: Of the more than 50 women listed as role models for girls in the Girl Scout Journey books, why are there only three conservative women of faith? (Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Mother Teresa)

Question: Why are most of the women role models the Girl Scouts list in their Journey books either radical feminists, lesbians, communists, or Marxists? (Click here to see a list of some of the women the Girl Scout Journey books honor.)

Question: Why do the Girl Scouts consistently invite a disproportionate number of prominent radical feminists to address girls at their conventions?

  • Annise Parker - First openly homosexual mayor, instrumental in the opening of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in the Western hemisphere, lesbian partner is the treasurer for Planned Parenthood PAC.

  • Sara Bareilles - Prominent voice for same-sex marriage, motivational speaker and singer for homosexual rights events.

  • Stephen Klineberg - Rice University professor, prominent researcher on LGBT acceptance.

  • JoDee Winterhof - Vice president of the relief organization, CARE, a leading international abortion advocate, former Hillary Clinton campaign strategist.

  • Swanee Hunt - Extreme abortion rights activist, supports partial-birth abortion, which involves killing the baby during delivery.

  • C. J. Golden - Works with Girl Scout councils promoting New Age Taoism and "modern-day defiance," her website connects girls to explicit, graphic Planned Parenthood website (Teen Wire) through GirlZone.com.

  • Monique Coleman - Coleman’s website GimmeMo promotes homosexuality, co-sponsored an event with groups and agencies that promote abortion and sexual rights.

  • Sylvia R Garcia - Prominent abortion rights advocate, CEO of NALEO which collaborates with Planned Parenthood, Catholics for Choice, and Emily's List, praised by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.

  • Dana Agamalian - Committee member for Planned Parenthood.

  • Debra Gano - New Age guru whose groups for girls links girls to pro-abortion groups including Planned Parenthood.

  • Marlee Matlin - Homosexual rights advocate, deaf actress who starred in the HBO series, "The L Word," that promotes lesbianism.

  • Catherine B. Reynolds - Promotes eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, featured as a role model and “Social Entrepreneur.”

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