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Canadian Girl Guides Ditches ‘Brownies,’ Determine Name Caused ‘Harm’ to ‘Racialized’ Girls

“Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at Girl Guides calls on us to listen to the lived experiences of racialized girls and take action to safeguard these commitments.”

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The Canadian Girl Guides have voted to ditch the “Brownies” moniker for younger girls, amid concerns it caused “harm” to “racialized” members.

The announcement, made on Tuesday, confirmed that the branch of the Girl Guides for girls aged seven to eight, will be renamed from Brownies in September next year. The organisation claimed that the name was a barrier to “racialized” girls, with current and former members allegedly complaining to the Board of Directors.

“We heard from several members and former members that the name Brownies has caused them personal harm, so we are changing the name of this branch to further remove barriers for belonging for racialized girls and women,” said CEO Jill Zelmanovits. “It is clear that this change is the right thing to do – Girl Guides cannot be represented by a term that causes any girl harm.”

In a video posted to YouTube by the Girl Guides of Canada, which accepted biological males who identified as transgender into the traditionally female organisation in 2015, specifically apologised for causing “harm” with the moniker. “We are sorry. We said that you will be accepted, respected, and included, but we know that’s not always felt true.”

“Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at Girl Guides calls on us to listen to the lived experiences of racialized girls and take action to safeguard these commitments,” Zelmanovits added, reiterating the supposed “harm.”

Following consultation with indigenous and diversity and inclusion groups, two new relacement names have been shortlisted to replace Brownies as the younger section of the Canadian Girl Guides, with members set to be invited to help choose the new name later this month. The new name will be announced in January next year.

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The Canadian Girl Guides recommended that any racialized member should contact their Inclusivity department to be put in touch with “counselling supports” that they are making available.

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    Zeff. Inarrol

    November 22, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Ditching the name Brownies, because of the folklore and ethnic history of its origin, and how the Brownies are helpful and – thus, the name of the groups after them – is so offensive to my heritage. Change it back, you hateful white liberals. You are so ignorant; you are erasing the world. Start with silencing yourselves.

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      peasant

      November 22, 2022 at 7:41 am

      Zeff, the bottom line is, they want to ERASE all history & start fresh with their SICK, derelict ways! I’m so glad that I didn’t have children & I have lived more than half of my life. At least I got some exposure to sanity!

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      RES

      November 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

      Canada is just as SICK as the USA now. It’s time to take our country back from these sickos. This is total nonsence!ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!There’s gonna be a time when people have been pushed against the wall way to many times and their gonna go after these NUTS that make up this stuff!

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        Dave

        November 23, 2022 at 1:22 pm

        Canada is sicker, not as sick as America as you say, albeit Canadians are more polite. Gun rights anybody? How are they “gonna go after these nuts that make up this stuff” without guns? Simple – they’re not. Good job Canadian citizens, sheeple of the King. Or should I say subjects of the Crow, ay?

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    No Maggots !!

    November 22, 2022 at 8:18 am

    The Homo Scouts , and Trano’s Scouts have Brownies , is that OK ??

    Were Joke Biden and Hunter ever Girl Scout Leaders ??

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    The Iceman

    November 22, 2022 at 8:41 am

    The whole world is going nuts with this WOKE crap. People need to wake up and stop doing any business with those who are WOKE. Bring sanity back. This WOKE crap is SICK, SICK,SICK!

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      Tim

      November 22, 2022 at 9:56 pm

      WOKE BROKE BITTER

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    TruthLaser

    November 22, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    A brownie is a mythological fairy or spirit. It is not a racial term. Is anyone trying to cancel white bread or plain vanilla, which are used as racial slurs?

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    RB

    November 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    To bad you people don’t have anything more constructive to do with your time. You don’t understand or approve of something then it needs to be changed to satisfy your selfish needs. Nothing racist about being a Brownie. Only thing making it racist is you who think this way.

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      Timothy

      November 22, 2022 at 9:54 pm

      when all you can see is skin color and words you don’t like or agree with, YOU are the racist. The SCOTUS ruled in 2003 that minorities were 4/5ths a person. The inferior did not complain, because they are also stupid. I am only superior IF you are lazy or stupid. Deal with it

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