Girl Scouts and the Media
Question: Why did Girl Scouts of the USA hire as their media relations
spokesperson, who signs press releases for their campaign to portray women and
girls positively in the media, an individual who has been featured singing in a
music video that portrays a woman being strangled, featured in another video
supposedly masturbating in a pile of newspapers while the camera cuts back and
forth between him and a provocatively dressed woman, and whose band sings songs
like "Sick Days Are for Sex?" Click here to see documentation for this question.
Question: If GSUSA's policy is "not to take a stand on or advocate for or against any issue regarding a girl’s health and sexuality, especially outside the confines of Girl Scouts," then why is GSUSA promoting the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 2513/S 1354), which deals with both health and sexuality?
Click here to see GSUSA’s action alert on this issue and to read commentary pointing out the problems with the bill.
Question: Why does the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 2513/S 1354), which GSUSA is aggressively lobbying for call for millions of dollars of federal funding for "youth empowerment" groups and allow these groups to use this funding to promote "social change?"
Question: In light of MTV’s explicit portrayal of women and girls as sex symbols and considering GSUSA’s campaign to portray girls positively in the media, why did the Girl Scouts invite MTV’s Senior Vice President, Karen Maloney, to serve on the Girl Scouts' Board of Directors? (See page 3 of this document.)
Click here to see an episode on adultswim.com that shows a young college girl accepting employment at a strip bar to pay her tuition and her mom condoning her subsequent prostitution. The Parents Television Council gave Adult Swim an “F” for excessive sex, violence, profanity, and drug use.
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