Girl Scouts Not ‘Just Having Fun’
RUSSELL GIRL’S LETTER ON ‘SEXIST COMMENT’ UNDER NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT July4, 2018
12-year-old Russell Township girl’s recent letter to the editor titled “Sexist Comment” has gone viral, garnering national attention and even brought her to New York City this week for a network television interview.
The letter, which appeared in the Geauga County Maple Leaf newspaper July 19, 2018 expressed Girl Scout and West Geauga student Julianne Speyer’s disappointment at an announcer’s comment during the Chester Township 4th of July parade.
The announcer — on a grandstand located at the north entrance to West Geauga High School and whose identity has not been confirmed as of July 31 — offended Julianne when he labeled the Boy Scouts as “future leaders of America” and then said the Girl Scouts were “just having fun.” FOR MORE