mibutterflywingz wrote:It sounds like you are saying it's okay to discriminate against those who are of different sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or anything else.
Actually, it sounds like you are saying that it's discrimination for the buyers to snatch up a good deal, unless they find something that can apply to both sexes. That's just ludicrous.
Do you complain when woot sells Christmas themed items around Christmas time? "Where are the menorahs?! Why would a jewish woman want a Christmas Tree?!"
If you look hard enough, and decide for yourself what the reasons are, you'll find that most everything that happens can be blamed on discrimination. "What?! McDonald's is discriminating against vegetarians by using the cheapest ingredients possible which happen to be ground meat!"
The thing to take away from this is as follows. Next time there's something merely for one gender, maybe you should just say, "Hey woot! I'm a woman, and I like bikes too. If you get a good deal on bikes for women, I'd probably buy one then!" You can't be certain there was any discrimination involved, and have no place accusing...
Unless the writeup said "We got a solid, metric crapton of bikes, but we sold the women's ones off for scrap because women are worthless and would never be allowed to ride bikes in public."
mibutterflywingz wrote:Also, when that discrimination happens instead of standing up against it people should ignore it and find a place that doesn't discriminate?
That person is suggesting that if you do, in fact, feel that there is discrimination going on, you should STAND UP against it by not purchasing from the company. You're not going to convince anybody of anything by accusing them of misdoings.
More on topic, though, I'm a big fat guy (~300lbs) and I'd like to find a bike that I can ride for more than a week without severe consequences to myself or the bike. Anybody have any recommendations other than losing weight?