Girls Scouts of America tells parents not to make daughters hug relatives at Christmas

A row over political correctness erupted as the The Girl Scouts of America warned parents not to encourage their daughters to hug relatives who give them presents at Christmas.

The organisation suggested that, if young girls were told to hug aunts and uncles, they might later in life feel they “owed” physical affection to someone who bought them dinner.

One expert accused the group, which has 1.8 million members, of risking “a mass hysteria about physical contact with loved ones”.

The Girl Scouts’ advice to parents was titled “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays”.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Watch out for creepy Uncle Joe and his friend Bill…

  • Justin St.Denis

    Political correctness aside, this maybe isn’t so stupid. I remember when I was about 12, my youngest uncle’s new wife almost dislodged my tonsils when she “hugged me to wish me a Happy New Year.” It is an unfortunate reality that post-pubescent children are at risk by a broad range of predators. It’s horrible, I know, but there you have it.

  • Ed

    “…The Girl Scouts’ advice to parents was titled “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays”…”

    And parental advice to Girl Scouts is “Thanks. We couldn’t do it without you.”

  • mauser 98
    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Would you like to suck my c*ck? *sarc*

  • Alain

    Only a very sick pervert would think such things. Just goes to show how they ruin every organisation for children.

    • Shebel

      Children are the PREY.
      How else can you justify Islam ?

  • simus1

    There is fault on both sides. Crazy relatives you have barely heard of think they have some call on you and yank you closer to begin a long interrogation. Bratty kids either decide they must either be the total centre of attention or flee the scene.
    Be polite, don’t grab, and protect yourself at all times should be the instructions to all participants, young or old.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I had a few “crazy relatives” when I was a kid as well. I assume genetics means that I now have more, and younger, crazy relatives whom I’ve yet to meet. So my advice to our sons and one daughter was always blunt: Keep your teeth clenched shut when kissing unfamiliar relatives, and don’t let anybody “touch” you anywhere. Family gatherings are not a contact sport. Despite this, my eldest sons told me – years later – that their “Auntie Helen” managed to flash her pussy on numerous occasions. And here I thought cousin Helen was just a drunken old widow with cheesy taste in clothes. See what I mean?

  • Oracle9

    One more of a million attempts to break down family. The socialist way.

    • Bla Bla

      That’s exactly what I saw too. Marxist/globalist swine won’t stop until everyone is dead from their oh so good ideas.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What girls who identify as men who identify as horse octopus hybrids?

  • laja kurc

    Are these spoiled brats allowed to at least say thank you or in this entitlement society is it no longer necessary to show gratitude. And if it’s really so awful to hug a family member just tell them you have a cold thereby avoiding any awkward moments.

  • Clausewitz

    Progressives projecting again.

  • F— you, Girl Guides.

  • Shebel

    I never did like ‘huggy’ bullshit .
    My family only started it as They got older.

  • Blind Druid

    I love humour. The worst words your over affectionate 14 year old niece could utter while sitting in your lap. “Mummy — Uncle Fred has got a boner”.

    • Shebel

      ” But it is not hard or big as Dad’s”.

  • Blind Druid

    When I was seven my Auntie Grace used to get me up on the bed with her to play “Try and find the teacup under the sheet”.
    Now, I often scream and self mutilate, and I can’t drink tea anymore.

    • Shebel

      I don’t have much experience . You are going to have to WALK thru this one.

  • DaninVan

    Hugging relatives is greatly overrated.
    A couple of my female neighbours can hug me any time they want; in fact I encourage it! 😉

    (where’d this guy on guy hugging BS come from anyway? Didn’t happen when I was younger.)

    • Shebel

      The Men just shake hands.
      We do a ‘token hug’ to make the old bags happy.
      Then we get to chatting up the young ones.