Girl Scouts

On my honor, I will try
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

I grew up with that pledge and those words helped shape who I am today. I am disappointed to hear that Girl Scouts will be participating in Trump’s inaugural parade.

I understand that their participation is part of tradition, that they are a nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization; however, their participation in this particular inaugural parade sends the message that Girl Scouts supports a man who has so openly and repeatedly disrespected, objectified, and sexualized women and girls, who judges women based on their appearance rather than their abilities. I hope that the leaders of Girl Scouts of USA reconsider their decision to participate in the parade, or that the girls and their parents themselves choose to not participate. Girl Scouts are supposed to stand against all forms of misogyny, not be seen supporting it.