scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Why our boys need a Male SM (long)
Mon Jun 19 2000 - 11:47:00 CDT
I think there's something to this adult male role model
thing but I'm just trying to understand.......
I am somewhat familiar with an organization called Big
Brothers. It's now called Big Brother and Big Sisters
(BBBS) but I'll get to that.
Seems that what they do is "An adult male is "matched"
with a boy for a fun, goal-oriented, friendship-based
relationship." (from one of the local web sites). They seem
to have been doing this for about 90 years.
Big Brothers merged a few years back with an organization
called Big Sisters which matches an adult female with a
You get my drift.
Now, this either gender discrimination or based on some
philosophy, or theory or research or something........
So what's up with Big Brothers / Big Sisters?
Since we are all so gender neutral and egalitarian these
days, what has this organization figured out... I mean where
do they get away with defining these gender-based roles? :-)
Smileys aside, I'd really like to know.
I'm sure there's someone on the list with an
I wonder what their policy is on gay Big Brothers and
lesbian Big Sisters.