In a few short years, political correctness has gone from making sure you use the right word for a certain ethnic group to pretending there is no such thing as biologically determined gender.
How did it all happen so quickly?
One of the many babies that has gotten thrown out with this bathwater of crazy is the time-honored institution of the Boy Scouts of America, which, as it celebrates its 108th birthday this month, will cease to be the Boy Scouts altogether.
In October, the Boy Scouts announced they would be allowing girls into troops, which was kind of unnecessary, considering there has been a little group called The Girl Scouts for decades. And no, this is not just transgender girls who think they’re boys and want to be accommodated. Like normal, regular girls who think the Girl Scouts aren’t good enough for them.
There was a time when we would have called that “sexist”. Apparently, the golden age of logical political correctness and gender-specific scouting groups has passed.
Here’s the reasoning, what little there is: although there is an organization for girls, the Girl Scouts, some girls wanted to do what the Boy Scouts did, like…well, I can’t actually think of anything the Boy Scouts do that the Girl Scouts do other than be boys.
At any rate, rather than simply make sure the Girl Scouts did, you know, whatever it is the Boy Scouts do that’s better than the Girl Scouts, girls just demanded they be admitted into the Boy Scouts.
And now, the ever-compliant Boy Scouts have played along every step of the way, to the point of eliminating “Boy” from their name altogether, which they announced on Wednesday, USA Today reports.
“The umbrella organization will retain its name, Boy Scouts of America or BSA. The term Cub Scouts, for kids 7-10 years old, is gender neutral and also will go unchanged” (phew). “Boy Scouts, which includes kids from 10 to 17, will become Scouts BSA in February.”
This is pretty much everything wrong with feminism. Since the Second Wave of feminism began raging against traditional gender roles and demand women be viewed as equal to men in every possible way despite the irreconcilable biological differences between the genders (not that they haven’t been desperately trying to change that too, now more than ever), feminists have actually succeeded in undermining everything unique and powerful about women.
If being part of an organization for girls isn’t good enough, isn’t that kind of like saying that girls themselves aren’t good enough, and should instead strive to be boys? That doesn’t seem fair to girls or boys, and it sure as heck doesn’t make any sense.
Maybe we should stop trying to play God and dismantle gender to the point of utter confusion. How many empowered women are there going to be if they’re taught to resent their own gender? How many strong, decent men are there going to be if they’re told to move over and let girls take their place?
Feminists will never be happy as long as God keeps making people male and female, so maybe we should stop kowtowing to their complaints and just let boys be Boy Scouts and girls be Girl Scouts. How hard is that?