Last year, Girl Scouts USA tweeted a link to a Huff Post story about the women who inspired people everywhere, and the list included Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis.
Predictably, the right freaked out, saying that the tweet of a story that included Davis as an inspiring figure is the same as endorsing her, and called for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. A website dedicated to the boycott says that Davis should not be held up to young women as a role model, claiming that the Girl Scouts of America specifically endorsed Davis.
The right’s war on women has suffered several losses regarding health care and reproductive rights, and the assault continues as the deliberate, misogynist, organized, thinktank-crafted attacks do not pause to breathe before picking new targets, most recently single mothers. All the while, conservatives deny the GOP war on women even exists.
This is not the first time that the Girl Scouts of America has been under attack by the far right. Anti-choice activists claim the GSA has ties to Planned Parenthood as well as floating accusations that the GSA promotes a far-right defined “radical feminist agenda“. Right wing supports have claimed for some time that the GSA consists of ‘representatives of a dangerous, secular organization that aggressively promotes abortion and quietly encourages paganism, homosexuality and other alleged social ailments.”
The truth is that the GSA takes no position on abortion, insisting that the topic is best left a conversation between girls and their parents.