Sexual harassment is on everyone’s mind, because Hollywood is crumbling and politicians are running scared after how many people have come forward to suggest that they were assaulted or harassed. But who is to blame for the behavior? No one can know for sure, but for some reason, the Girl Scouts thinks they have at least a partial answer.
Conservative Tribune reports:
…a new article at the Girl Scouts website argues that it could be in part because too many parents told too many children to hug too many relatives during holiday seasons past.
Yes, according to the article, parents forcing children to hug their aunts and uncles could leave a young girl “questioning whether she ‘owes’ another person any type of physical affection.”
“Have you ever insisted, ‘Uncle just got here—go give him a big hug!’ or ‘Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss,’ when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own?” the article reads.
“If yes, you might want to reconsider the urge to do that in the future.”
I don’t know about you, but this may be one of the most asinine things I’ve ever heard. I agree that you shouldn’t FORCE your children to hug or kiss their relatives, but this is so far out of left field. Plus, why would it only leave a “girl” questioning anything? Are boys more able to understand that hugging grandma and grandpa doesn’t mean that anyone can force themselves onto them, too?
What do you think?