Why We Love Girl Scouts (and Seth Green!)

I don’t know if kids are still into being Girl Scouts. I hope so; I was a Brownie and a Junior, and it was a pretty rocking combination of exploring the Forest Preserve near my house and choreographing dance routines to Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” (God knows why). It’s also the most natural training ground for future feminists if it’s done right, fostering cooperation and friendship among girls while encouraging them to have their own adventures and be self-sufficient. That’s why I’m heartened to see that the Scouts are keeping up with the times, as evidenced by this awesome video about media literacy, starring a bunch of teen stars, a few Desperate Housewives … and Seth Green! I haven’t been this fond of him since he was in Can’t Hardly Wait.


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Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up deep in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, then escaped to New York to live in a succession of very small apartments and write about pop culture. In the process, she became a feminist, a Buddhist, and the singer/guitarist in an amateur rock band. She also spent a decade on staff at Entertainment Weekly, cofounded SexyFeminist.com, and now writes for several publications, including Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013; her collaboration with Heather Wood Rudulph, Sexy Feminism, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. She is the author of the Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club published by Grand Central in 2010. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, A&E, and ABC, and teaches article writing and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter: @jmkarmstrong

Comments

  1. Random Person Who Clicked A Link? says:

    I’m confused. Are celebrities telling me not to listen to celebrities? So if I do, then I don’t… and if I don’t, then I do…

    I think this is how Spock killed those robots in that one episode.

    • The Sexy Feminist says:

      Ha, very true. But we prefer our celebrities this way to when they’re telling us they just looove eating cheeseburgers and fries even though they’re size zeroes.

  2. Elle says:

    OK, ALL of us here at FNJ totally agree. Seth is a babe!

    *whispers* Yeah, we all did the whole “Make up your own choreography to Duran Duran songs”-thing too.

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