Scouting is one of the world’s most successful men’s movements. So how did it become a feminist movement in the UK that excludes male leadership and bans boy-only groups?
From the Associated Press: Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. So, uh, that whole “no gay men in order to protect kids from child molestation” plan is [...]
Apparently the Boy Scouts of America do not want sexuality to be put in Scouting, which is why they’re kicking out LGB scoutmasters who happen to have the temerity to be out of the closet. Look, people. I think we can all agree that eight-year-olds should not be exposed to adults having sex. But having [...]
Sociological Images has an interesting post on the gender differences between Boy Scout and Girl Scout manuals, one bit of which really sticks out to me. Interestingly, and in contrast, Denny also found that Boy, but not Girl Scout manuals taught “intellectual passivity.” When faced with unanswered questions, girls were often encouraged to do further research, [...]