Would you rather be tying knots or selling cookies? For a group of five adolescent girls, their answer is the former. Known as “The Unicorns,” two sisters and their three friends stood in front of a panel of Boy Scout leaders to advocate the opportunity for girls to join the Boy Scouts. One of the leading arguments said by the girls was that the world as a whole is shifting away from traditional gender roles. Some of the examples included unisex restroom and the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court.
The Guardian reported about a study in Gender & Society that reported Girls Scouts generally discourage scientific pursuits, while Boy Scouts generally discourage artistic pursuits. The girls have a strong argument but have a legal document they will have to get around to join the Boy Scouts. Title IX that outlaws discrimination by sex has an exception for Boy Scouts, which allows exclusion by sex. But these five girls have no plan to give up hope.
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