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Things We Saw Today: It’s the Girl Scouts’ 105th Birthday!

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The first Girl Scout troop was registered on this day in 1912! Like many longstanding and nationwide groups, the Girl Scouts have a complicated history–even to this day. They are proudly affiliated with Planned Parenthood and were years ahead of the Boy Scouts in welcoming trans Scouts, with one troop actually rejecting a donation from a transmisogynist; but the the Girl Scouts of America also marched in Trump’s inaugural parade.

Through the years, they have undeniably supported the leadership potential of their Scouts, encouraging them to develop skills in camping, crafting, designing video games, and marketing the hell out of those cookies. (Note: I was a Girl Scout myself, so I’m biased.) They tweeted about their birthday:

And, as always, kept their eyes on that cookie sale prize:

  • Finn Jones pulled out the old “for the fans” defense when asked about the not-so-great reviews for Iron Fist‘s first six episodes. “These shows are not made for critics,” he said, “they are first and foremost made for the fans. When the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see.” I wonder where we’ve heard that before… (via io9)
  • Eleanor Lutz, a Ph.D. candidate in biology who previously put out a gorgeous medieval-style map of Mars, has published a new map of Venus: “Goddesses of Venus: A Topographic Map.” (via Mental Floss)
  • Remember how Lipstick Under My Burkha is fighting censorship in India? It’s coming to two U.S. film festivals, if you’d like to support it and will be in the area. The film will open the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 5, and it will also air at the New York Indian Film Festival in May.
  • Looking for something new to watch? Film School Rejects put together a list of “11 Essential Movies About the Lives of Immigrants and Refugees” that you can check out.

(Image via Girl Scouts of America)

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