A straight baby supply shop owner in Brooklyn has been giving a 10% discount to lesbian mom, arguing "Women make less money than men." And this is the thanks she gets:
The sign didn't cause much trouble -- aside from an occasional pout from a gay father -- until last week, when Brokelyn.com reported on the bargain. The post prompted impassioned critics to complain about everything from sexism to the sanctity of marriage.
"This is blatantly discriminatory," wrote Richard Sol, one commenter on the blog. "I wish godspeed to whomever sues these sexists."
It got worse when several scary men -- some of whom accused Paperno of trying to get rich in the name of sin -- began to phone Boing Boing.
One called her, "a fat bull dyke who needs to get f--ed."
Now, she says she's scared to be alone at the shop at night.
Considering all the forms of discrimination that work to take money away from lesbian women, which the people complaining about the discount will probably never condescend to criticize, this 10% is nothing.
But what's up with straight women trying to level the playing field with lesbians? First they all start having abortions to kill their babies to be like child-less lesbians, and now they're giving away baby supply discounts despite the fact that lesbian couples have twice the uterine power of a straight couple and therefore twice the ability to abuse that discount. img src