Girl Scouts: Hugging Grandpa May Lead to Date Rape in College

Article here. And to think... there are girls who'd much rather be in the Boy Scouts. Wonder why. Excerpt:

'The Girl Scouts of America has posted a warning to parents on their website that advises:

"Holidays and family get-togethers are a time for yummy food, sweet traditions, funny stories, and lots and lots of love. But they could, without you even realizing it, also be a time when your daughter gets the wrong idea about consent and physical affection. ... Think of it this way, telling your child that she owes someone a hug either just because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift can set the stage for her questioning whether she ‘owes’ another person any type of physical affection when they have bought her dinner or done something else seemingly nice for her later in life."

Since when does a present from Grandma equate to a relative stranger buying you dinner on a date 10 or 15 years down the road? That’s one hell of a leap in reasoning. Equating a hug from an uncle or aunt to making out with a guy isn’t just gross, though; it’s downright absurd.'

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'Right before Thanksgiving we had the Girl Scouts of America warning families that girls shouldn't be forced to hug Grandpa for fear of contributing to "rape culture." And now, visits with Santa are in the crosshairs for the perpetually offended #MeToo campaigners. Angela Chang at Scary Mommy writes:

I was filled with shame and regret as I thought about previous years when I would plop my daughter onto Santa’s lap and laugh while taking pictures of her frantically trying to get away. I fully admit that I thought it was cute and funny — in an “ I know she’s actually safe” kind of way. But   she didn’t think she was safe.

I put my child in a strange man’s lap and told her she had to stay there even though she was uncomfortable, so he would give her gifts. [Emphasis original]

Okay, lady. Give me a break. It's official. We've gone over the edge of sanity right into crazy town. How can these loons be taken seriously? First, hugging grandma is off limits, and now Santa? What's next? Banning Dr. Seuss? Oh, wait... that is already in the works.'

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