Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A Woman. Tammy Wynette famously sang those words in “Stand By Your Man” in 1968. That was then, this is now. Today’s women like to stand by their women.
Know any good role models for young women? No, it’s not Cardi B, or even Lady Gaga. Instead, how about Member of Congress? Supreme Court Justice? Know anyone who trains young girls nationally to cultivate self-reliance, character, and high aspirations? Is it the Girl Scouts? Yes! And they do a pretty good job: over half the women in Congress are former Girl Scouts.
Naturally, the Girl Scouts themselves tout that statistic. So it shouldn’t be surprising that they would celebrate a woman—ex-Girl Scout or not—being confirmed to the US Supreme Court, an even more exclusive distinction. There have only been five in over 200 years. Someone for those little girls to look up to! Stand by your woman!
In 2017, the Girl Scouts took fire for marching in the inauguration parade of the president, continuing a 100-year tradition. To that “strong public response,” they said “our movement is made up of individuals who hold political beliefs and convictions as varied as our nation itself. And because every girl has a home at Girl Scouts, every girl in our movement is allowed her own ideas, opinions, beliefs and political ideology,” A measured but firm response!
So what could go wrong with the Girl Scouts simply noting the confirmation of a new woman Supreme Court Justice on their social media platforms? The Supreme Court Justice’s conservative beliefs and presumed politics—and the intensifying rabidness of the Left.
The Girl Scouts congratulated Amy Coney Barrett and pictured her along with the other two current and the two past Justices. That inspiration to current Girl Scouts lasted less than a school day before criticism from the Left caused the organization to cave to the cancel culture. One of our favorite Leftist Congresswomen led the charge, calling Barrett the “antithesis of justice.” A media partisan charged Barrett was “poised to destroy the lives of so many people.” The Girl Scouts pulled their social media posts. The explanation that it was “viewed as a political and partisan statement” led into “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical and nonpartisan organization.” What happened to the backbone of 2017?
Curiously, the Girl Scouts had previously shared an entire article about Hillary Clinton in a 2013 post, and that did not meet the same criticism by others or cancellation by them, even though Clinton is herself a politician and Barrett is not. Equal treatment? What’s the rationale again? So in 2020, the Girl Scouts won’t stand by their woman?
Hillary has a penchant for being immersed in her own Leftist political world and getting herself in trouble with her mouth. Amy Coney Barrett does not. In 2016, it was Hillary’s “deplorables.” In 1992, she offended women across the country by rationalizing her husband’s infidelity this way: “You know, I’m not sitting here—some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.” At the time, it offended so many she even apologized to Wynette as a proxy for the greater public. (Can you even remember another time Hillary apologized for anything? Benghazi? Vince Foster’s death?)
Hillary tried to take a stand against standing by her man as some sort of feminist manifesto. She misread America and America disapproved. Not everyone believes you need to be against men to be for women. But what could be safer than the Girl Scouts being for women? The Girl Scouts tried to take a stand by standing by a woman, and still the Left disagreed. The problem? The Left declares she is not an acceptable kind of woman—not their kind.
What’s left? Tammy’s gone. Standing by your man is gone. Now says the Left, neither can you stand by your woman.