Just about seven years ago, on 29 May 2007, hundreds of fans with accounts at Livejournal woke uo make the shocking discovery that their blogs, and those of some of their friends and favorite fandom communities, had been deleted without prior notice.
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Toward the end of December, Girl Scout USA’s official Twitter account tweeted out a Huffington Post story about the inspiring individuals who should be considered to be 2013′s “women of the year.” The article included figures like Beyonce, Malala Yousafzai, and Wendy Davis — and the organization asked its followers who else should be added to the list of “incredible ladies.” That was enough for anti-choice activists to call for a national boycott of the organization’s popular cookies, claiming the Girl Scouts have endorsed “pro-abortion politician Wendy Davis.”
“We’re asking you to boycott Girl Scout cookies in 2014,” reads a new site dedicated to the boycott, explaining that Davis should not be lifted up as a “worthy role model for our children.” The same accusation is being leveled against the group in regards to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was included in a different news article about influential U.S. women that the Girl Scouts shared on its Facebook page.
The Girl Scouts’ supposed endorsement of the Democratic lawmaker is hardly the first time that the organization has landed in hot water with conservative groups. The national organization has been harshly criticized for its ties with Planned Parenthood over the past several years, and some anti-choice activists suggest that Girls Scouts USA actively promotes a “radical feminist agenda.” Last year, one right-wing preacher and radio host suggested that the organization is a “wicked” group that is an agent of lesbianism.
In reality, Girl Scouts USA takes no official position on either abortion or birth control. Organization officials repeatedly emphasize that these are topics best discussed between girls and their parents.
“CookieCott 2014″ is encouraging supporters to share a flier to spread the word about the “pro-life concerns” with the national organization.
I encourage the American people to buy even more Girl Scout cookies this year to make the anti-choice right-wing whiners mad!
h/t: Tara Culp-Ressler at think-progress
I have 3 xerox boxes full of cookies.
….My office is so tired of me handing out Girl Scout Cookies.
Cottage entry in Antibes, Provence, France
Lace Tambourine | Honestly WTF
This might be one of the sweetest wedding DIYs I’ve ever seen! If you’re looking for something a little different to bubbles, rose petals or vuvuzelas for people to use as you exit the church, these are a fun and pretty alternative. And even better, easy to make. If lace isn’t your thing then go for a colourful fabric (you could even monogram your fabric with your initials!). If you don’t want to make a ton, have some other options available such as ribbon sticks for a super fun festive vibe!
YAY! I’ve missed your Sherlock work, sdkay!
Not taking any of Crayola’s shit today.
I think this is my first post to break 100. Clearly many of us have issues.