Progressivism is an expansionist ideology that affects everything it touches.
Social media has only made the problem worse over the past few years.
Now radical leftists just ruined two of America’s oldest youth groups.
In 2018, the Boy Scouts amended their policy and allowed girls into their ranks.
Many leftists cheered the “inclusivity” of the Boy Scouts, but not everyone was thrilled with the move.
Not only were traditionalists annoyed by the policy shift, but the Girl Scouts did not like it, either.
In fact, the Girl Scouts argued that the move would cause girl recruits to be poached by the Boy Scouts.
And the Girl Scouts are now actually suing the Boy Scouts over the issue of trademark infringement.
CBS News reports, “The Girl Scouts say BSA’s new recruitment drive is ‘highly damaging’ to its own brand and that the ‘infringement’ has created a wave of confusion among parents who’ve mistakenly signed their daughters up for the wrong organization.”
A lawyer for the Girl Scouts said, “As a result of Boy Scouts’ infringement, parents have mistakenly enrolled their daughters in Boy Scouts thinking it was Girl Scouts.”
The blurring of gender lines is precisely what many within the radical Left want.
They’ve been on this crusade for decades.
During the second-wave feminist movement, gender equality became the basis for the Left’s position on abortion; they wanted women to be able to have “consequence-free” sex like men.
Back in 2019, the Girl Scouts issued a statement explaining why keeping the organizations separate was a good thing.
They argued that the “benefit of the single-gender environment has been well-documented by educators, scholars, other girl and youth-serving organizations, and Girl Scouts and their families.”
Many former Boy Scouts have made the exact same argument.
It’s perfectly fine for young boys and young girls to have experiences independent from one another.
But that isn’t good enough for a significant portion of the progressives.
The same phenomenon is occurring in adult female settings because of the radical transgender movement; biological men are being allowed into women’s shelters and women’s prisons.
And it was the most “progressive” outcome imaginable for lawyers to get involved and conclude with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts locked in legal warfare.
So-called “progressivism” run amok is truly corrosive to society.