I was reading an essay in Public Discourse about the Boy Scouts that got me thinking. Why are there separate scouting organizations for boys and girls?
I understand that most scouting organizations developed separately, and I understand why we used to have different organizations for boys and girls. I know that we used to think boys and girls were different.
Heck, I'm so old I remember we used to think sexual difference formed the very basis of marriage.
But if sex doesn't matter to marriage -- unarguably what used to be the most important institution related to sexual difference -- I definitely can't figure out why it would matter to scouting.
Do "Boy" Scouts matter in a world with genderless marriage? And what does being a man or being a woman (and being a boy and being a girl) mean in such a world?
Do sex differences mean anything that would explain any real reason to separate boys and girls in scouting?