Seven-year-old Bobby Montoya wanted to join the Girls Scouts, but was initially turned down because he is a boy. However, vice president of communications with Girl Scouts of Colorado, Rachelle Trujillo says he is welcome to join the club as long as he is “living life as a girl.”
CNSNews quotes Trujillo:
“We make the distinction that if a child is living life as a girl and the family brings the child to us and says my daughter wants to be a Girl Scout, we welcome her.”
The news clip shows Bobby with shoulder length hair playing with his dolls and talking about his My Little Pony.
Isn’t that gender-stereotyping? What’s wrong with girls dressing in pants and playing with Lego’s? What if Bobby likes toy cars, does that mean he can’t join Girl Scouts? Because cars aren’t girly enough? How will they quantify this?
If our society doesn't have the intelligence needed to determine the gender of a child, how on earth can we judge whether or not a child is "living life as a girl"?
And what about the girl scouts who are living lives as girls because they are girls? Once Bobby joins, what’ll it be like in the bathroom? At the pool? At sleepovers and camp? When Bobby turns 16?
This is a pitiful case. But allowing this boy to join Girl Scouts will create many more problems than it purports to solve.