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Perspectives

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

The 2015 Girl Scout cookie season is underway across the country. Earlier today, my daughter and I tallied her sales and emailed them to our cookie manager. This year, my fourth grader approached many customers herself, went knocking on neighbors’ doors and called relatives. She wrote down the orders herself, gave totals, and is currently […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.

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Humor

If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Million Times – Don’t Exaggerate!

My father loved to give advice in pithy brief sound-bites, like “Neither a borrower or a lender be,” “If you break your leg, don’t come running to me,” and “Moderation in all things, including moderation.” One of our favorites was when he helped us do story problems in math, and we could count on him […]

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Op Ed

Selena’s Shit List

Last week was terrible. 

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Parenting

Girl Scout Cookies: The Real Agenda

This weekend, my daughter and I will deliver nearly one hundred boxes of cookies to our friends and family. Her troop of fourteen third graders have sold 1356 boxes of cookies, and they are just getting started. We’ll be braving the elements and selling cookies at designated locations throughout February and most of March.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: More of the Same

Nice Guys™ and MRAs! “Fake” geek girls and cosplayers! Lesbian cookies! There’s something for everyone this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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History

Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!!! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Girl Scouts and today is the big day that Juliette Gordon Low first gathered 18 girls to form the first troop. This, of course, means celebration via Girl Scout cookie eating and a stroll through the history of Girl Scouts. Grab […]

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Parenting

What the Girl Scouts Really Promote

Last year, I was invited to the Statehouse to speak with the Lieutenant Governor during a very quiet legislative session. This year, it appears that the Statehouse has taken a note from the Superbowl planning committee and has done everything but install a zipline to provide entertainment for Indiana citizens, as well as national audiences. 

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Op Ed

Takedown: Male-to-Female Scout Cookies

This week’s crapdate comes courtesy of HonestGirlScouts.com, a website that shot up in popularity after a video posted by a 14-year-old Girl Scout went viral. In the video, the girl calls for a boycott of Girl Scout Cookies because of the Girl Scouts’ acceptance and support of transgendered girls. Here it is, in all its glory:

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Food

Cook? When There Are Girl Scout Cookies?

I really do know how to cook. I swear. I make killer lasagna, and roasted sweet potatoes with bell pepper and goat-cheese topping, and some of the most adorable little spice cupcakes with homemade peanut butter cream cheese frosting you ever did see. But it is March. And March means Girl Scout Cookies.

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We try it!

Girl Scout Cookie Hack: Trefoil Brulee

I love Girl Scout cookies. I don’t care that I can get pretty much the same thing for half the price at my local Kroger. The girls doing amazing things on the box always make me smile. In the spirit of Girl Scouts, I’ve decided to go on a mission to use GSCs in new […]

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Parenting

Teaching Your Kids to Sell

Over the years, as a student, I’ve sold cookies, candy, coffee cake and gift wrap for various schools and organizations. I was a bit too old for the cookie dough and pizza kit fad that was all the rage at the turn of the century, thank goodness, because I think they’d be a bitch to […]