This is the week where real feminists separate from their radical counterparts. For the uninformed, March 8, is officially International Women’s Day, but it is the catalyst for weeklong events held throughout this country and around the world. Sounds harmless, if not downright inspiring to many unsuspecting women and girls who want to celebrate the right to be all that they can be. Unfortunately, it comes with a lot of baggage you may not want for your daughter or yourself.https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2019/02/26/466672/international-womens-day/
This annual event was begun in 1909 in New York by the Socialist Party of America. In 1917, it became a national holiday in Russia and was primarily celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until 1975 when it was embraced by the United Nations.
This years theme is “Balance for Better” aimed a building a “gender balanced world.” What could possibility be wrong with that? Nothing, unless it is artificially enforced and government-imposed on women who prefer not to be forced into jobs they don’t want or the full-time workforce at the expense of their families, which is the goal of many radical feminists.
Now for any movement to achieve worldwide success and sponsorship, it has to wrap itself in a cloak of righteousness, virtue and morality. IWD achieved that goal, in-part, by partnering with WAGGS, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/WAGGGS
It is no small coincidence that the Girl Scouts are out in force this month selling cookies on street corners, in front of grocery stores and other places of business. For many years, I would buy at least one box from every girl I met, even if I had a dozen or more boxes at home.
The Girl Scouts were an important part of my formative years and I sold hundreds of boxes of these cookies myself, so I considered it payback, playing it forward so to speak. Not anymore.
Today’s Girl Scouts are a far cry from those of my youth which trained us to put God and country before everything else. Today, God in the Girl Scout promise has an asterisk, meaning the great I AM and His moral absolutes can be replaced by anything, including oneself.
Country, also, has taken a backseat. The emphasis is on global citizenship, which is fine unless you stop to consider that most of the world is not free and the world’s values are often at odds with our own.
It is little wonder that the Girl Scouts have taken a sharp left turn and can be found marching for abortion rights, gun control and other radical feminist events like International Women’s Day.
The IWD website encourages participants to donate to charities that promote their causes.
“No matter which feminist cause speaks to your heart, there is an organization that will resonate with you. This list encompasses programs fighting for reproductive rights, equal protection under the law, educational opportunities, political opportunities…”
The recommended charities include the National Organization of Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood and Ultra Violet, which promotes the election of progressive (that is the new term for ultra liberal) women. https://www.romper.com/p/10-things-to-do-for-international-womens-day-that-make-it-easy-for-you-to-make-a-difference-15967346
In fact, the Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website beginning with their star, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization. http://blog.girlscouts.org/2018/12/2018-year-of-girl-agenda.htmlhttp://blog.girlscouts.org/2018/12/2018-year-of-girl-agenda.html Now Girl Scout alums make up 72 percent of female senators and 60 percent of the women in the 116th Congress. Although the website tries to strike a bipartisan tone it is no accident that, among this year’s freshmen, Carol Miller is the only Republican and she is much older, 68, than the rest. http://blog.girlscouts.org/2018/11/the-girl-scout-alums-who-broke-barriers.html Her training in scouting was well before the feminist takeover that occurred in 1970.
When feminist Betty Friedan was put on the national governing board the Girl Scouts began purging their materials of all positive references to homemakers. Partnerships with Planned Parenthood followed and the Girl Scouts adopted the new global agenda.
Fortunately, there is now a good scouting alternative, the American Heritage Girls. http://americanheritagegirls.org
To be sure, there are many fine people still engaged in Girl Scouting at the local level. Unfortunately, local troops have no say in national policy and very little of that cookie money stays with the troop.http://mygirlscoutcouncil.com/index.html
So before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies ask yourself, “Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?
If not, it’s a good time to start your diet.
Sample letter to hand to Girl Scout Leaders at cookie tables
Dear Girl Scout Leader:
Thank you for being involved in the important process of training our next generation. I am sorry that I cannot buy the cookies but I am interested in supporting your troop.
In fact I am willing to donate $_____ to you troop to help you transition to American Heritage Girls, which was begun in 1995 by dedicated Girl Scout leaders like yourself who were disturbed by the changes that had taken place in the national organization and discovered there was no way to change the organization from within.
American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Much like the original mission of the Girl Scouts. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century.
AHG now has troops in all 50 states and 15 countries. You can read more about it at americanheritagegirls.org. As a leader, I am sure that you are aware that, over the years, the values promoted by the Girl Scouts have changed. The emphasis on “God and Country” has been replaced by a self-actualized global agenda. In fact, there is an asterisk by God in the promise making the great I AM optional.
In addition, the links to pro-abortion groups and inappropriate anything-goes-as-long-as-it-goes -with-a-condom sexual content is troubling. If you would like to followup go to http://www.mygirlscoutcouncil.com for the direct links to Girl Scout material.
I know change is difficult to contemplate, but it is easier than you think. In fact, many of the badges that the girls have earned in the past may be transferable.
I hope you will take me up on my offer to help. My cell phone is _________. When you call me with a desire to switch to AHG my check will be forthcoming. My best wishes for a brighter tomorrow.