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Maternity Store Offers Discount Only To Lesbian Customers
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Posted on 04/23/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Maternity Store Offers Discount Only To Lesbian Customers

April 23, 2011 3:08 PM Print Share 0 Lesbian couple

Boing Boing offered a 10 percent discount to customers on Saturday, but only if they were lesbians. (Credit: JOSE LUIS ROCA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A maternity shop in Park Slope is offering a 10 percent discount to its customers—its lesbian customers.

Karen Paperno, of the maternity and breastfeeding boutique Boing Boing, said the sale is not a social commentary, but just a way to help her clientele, who she said is struggling.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg spoke with Paperno about the special sale

“Women make 77 cents on the dollar still. When two women are leading a household, they’re not making as much money as a married couple,” Paperno said. “They’re not making as much money as other couples do. They don’t have as much discretionary or disposable income.”

The neighborhood is changing, she said, and often times, the families with two women cannot afford to remain there.

“They are sort of what made it a great neighborhood and now they can’t afford to live here anymore,” Paperno said. “Last month, I wanted to bring back the discount for lesbian moms because that’s what Park Slope sort of means to me.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lesbians; pregnancy
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Huh?
1 posted on 04/23/2011 12:54:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What do they do? Tax the rich babies?


2 posted on 04/23/2011 12:56:39 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 04/23/2011 12:57:37 PM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Sub-Driver
As long as it isn't government giving special deals.

4 posted on 04/23/2011 12:58:42 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Sub-Driver

How do they determine who is a lesbian and who isn’t?

I can think of a few funny ways but I can’t post ‘em here.


5 posted on 04/23/2011 12:58:57 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Sub-Driver

Plan B? Galt’s Gulch?
http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


6 posted on 04/23/2011 12:59:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: Sub-Driver

Um! If my husband works and I am a stay at home mom, that’s one less income. Who makes less? Us or the lesbian couple?


7 posted on 04/23/2011 12:59:28 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Sub-Driver
This is a private business and as such has a right to price things in any manner that it pleases.

Now if only businesses that catered to straight people had the same rights.

8 posted on 04/23/2011 1:00:04 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: humblegunner

just spread your fingers and slam them on the table in front of her. Its the male equivalent of “mines bigger than yours”.


9 posted on 04/23/2011 1:00:29 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Dacula

>said the sale is not a social commentary, but just a way to help her clientele, who she said is struggling.

Then why make a niche discount in the first place? Everyone is struggling, regardless of your lesbian defective sexuality..er, I mean, sex.


10 posted on 04/23/2011 1:00:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do male lesbians count - or will the store discriminate?


11 posted on 04/23/2011 1:02:44 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: humblegunner

12 posted on 04/23/2011 1:03:18 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well that’s it!

If I ever get pregnant, I am not going to drive the 1750 miles from my home to Brooklyn to buy my maternity clothes!


13 posted on 04/23/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver

Struggling my you know what. How much did she spend to get pregnant?


14 posted on 04/23/2011 1:05:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder how they prove they are lesbos?


15 posted on 04/23/2011 1:07:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: freekitty

“How much did she spend to get pregnant?”

Turkey basters are about 5 bucks.


16 posted on 04/23/2011 1:08:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a cheap publicity trick, but it may cost her a lot should the government get involved.


17 posted on 04/23/2011 1:09:20 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.”)
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To: max americana

Perhaps it would help if you were to call Boing Boing and tell them that you are boycotting their store and will not buy your maternity clothes from them.


18 posted on 04/23/2011 1:09:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver
I think a bunch of straight pregnant ladies should shop there and just become lesbians for the short time they're in the store.

The PC shop has to give the discounts and then the women magically become normal again after making their purchases and leaving.

Let's call it "Cash Register Dykes."

Oooops....was that politically incorrect?

19 posted on 04/23/2011 1:10:03 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You mean a 5,000 dollar one from the government.


20 posted on 04/23/2011 1:10:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hopefully the non lesbians can just shop somewhere else. The company I suppose can do this as many places give discounts for various reasons. The best way to fight this is just not shop there.


21 posted on 04/23/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sub-Driver
Googled "lesbian income." First thing up freakonomics:

Joe Clark, who has previously written about women’s hockey, took a look at the myths surrounding gay and lesbian income statistics. Interestingly, Clark found that “[g]ay males earn less than straight males, often much less. Meanwhile, lesbians earn more than straight females.” Clark attributes the difference to professional choices, not discrimination: “Gay males have more education than straight males, but they do not choose male-dominated professions as often as straight males do. In fact, they choose female-dominated and/or service professions much more often.” Gay males also work fewer hours than straight males. Lesbian women, by contrast, work more hours than straight females and are “overrepresented in male-dominated professions that pay better than female-dominated professions.”

Counterintuitive at first, but makes sense.

22 posted on 04/23/2011 1:13:32 PM PDT by x
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To: trumandogz

what’s Boing Boing?


23 posted on 04/23/2011 1:16:14 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that even legal??


24 posted on 04/23/2011 1:16:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Why would it not be legal?


25 posted on 04/23/2011 1:17:30 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver


Store website.

Paperno doesn't require shoppers to prove their eligibility, since she believes Park Slopers are too honest to lie (or exploit that one drunken incident in college) in order to get a deal on nursing supplies. She says she gets about one taker a day, as well as the expected number of complaints. “The lesbians love it and the gay males get upset,” she tells Brokelyn. “But their disposable income is so much higher than women’s. Men just make more than women.”
Link.
26 posted on 04/23/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeronL

Why would it not be legal?


27 posted on 04/23/2011 1:17:42 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: max americana

Boing Boing is the name of the maternity shop located 1750 miles away from my house that I will now and forever be boycotting!

I hope you can make the same commitment.


28 posted on 04/23/2011 1:19:32 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Allegra

“I think a bunch of straight pregnant ladies should shop there and just become lesbians for the short time they’re in the store.”

I’m sure the owners of Boing Boing would be delighted to have a bunch of straight pregnant ladies shopping at their store.


29 posted on 04/23/2011 1:24:39 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Let’s give it a shot....

Discount for _______ Only

Christians

Blacks

Whites

Straight People

......

Would it still be okay??


30 posted on 04/23/2011 1:25:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
That's Park Slope for ya ever since the 80s when yuppies and DINKs came in and ruined the neighborhood. I grew up there and by the time I was out of school, I couldn't afford to live there.

Seventh Ave in Park Slope has their own Halloween Parade, too, which they started because they were too good to be bothered to go all the way over to Greenwich Village for that one.

31 posted on 04/23/2011 1:33:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Allegra
Let's call it "Cash Register Dykes."

Works for me... kind of like some women in college: "LUGs" (Lesbian Until Graduation)

How about: "WISIL": (When I Shop I'm Lesbian).

And you can be as politically incorrect as you want. Take care over there.

32 posted on 04/23/2011 1:34:32 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

” they’re not making as much money as a married couple”

Faggots are stupid and mentally retarded. Married people have the marriage penalty in taxes. How simply because because they are sodomites do they make less when every liberal reporter tries to make faggots out to be wealthier than avergae?


33 posted on 04/23/2011 1:35:52 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: GeronL

Discount for _______ Only

Christians

Blacks

Whites

None of those would be legal.

However, discounts for ____________ only

those wearing red shirts

those who drive SUV’s

those who sing a song

those who are pregnant

those who are lesbian

All the above are legal as each of those conditions is by choice.


34 posted on 04/23/2011 1:36:26 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: GeronL
Would it still be okay??

Why shouldn't it be ok to put up any sign or make any discount or policy you want in your private establishment? It is none of the government's business, and is only between you and your customer.

Same thing should apply to property owners who rent, or hotel owners, but unacceptably, the government has stepped in and placed restrictions on what you can outwardly do, such as forbidding the denial of a client simply because of their race or religious affiliation. The same applies for hiring of employees as well, an unwarranted restriction on freedom, in my opinion.

Things you can't base a discount on, for example, is for voting in a federal election - those I Voted deals that keep cropping up during primary or general election times are illegal under federal law as vote buying.

Even then, I think it's still an intrusion into a private transaction which the federal government has no business regulating.

35 posted on 04/23/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It looks like discrimination based upon sexual orientation which is a violation of New Yorks SONDA laws (Sexual Non-Discrimination Act) which was signed into law in 2002. Someone in New York probably should report them to the New York Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights or other state organizations that are responsible for enforcing SONDA. Of course a straight person could also visit the site and try to get the discount. If it isn’t given they could sue the store under SONDA and federal discrimination laws. Bet there is a nice class action suit there too.


36 posted on 04/23/2011 1:39:58 PM PDT by airedale
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To: kingu

I wasn’t asking “should” it be okay.

Do you think if this business had chosen a different group the story might be a bit different?


37 posted on 04/23/2011 1:52:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if I could TAX LESBIANS in my business??


38 posted on 04/23/2011 1:53:53 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Wanted a keyboard with a working '\/' key!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Women make 77 cents on the dollar still.

Only the ones that don't take time off from work to raise children.

Regardless, the single, heterosexual women allegedly make less don't deserve a discount?

39 posted on 04/23/2011 2:00:27 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Tanniker Smith
I remember back in the day when Manhattanites wouldn't be caught dead in the “sticks”. I.E. Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx outside of the Stadium area. And under no circumstances would they be caught dead on Staten Island. Now they are taking over Long Island City and Bed Sty and Red Hook.
40 posted on 04/23/2011 2:02:21 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: airedale

That’s exactly what it is.


41 posted on 04/23/2011 2:02:47 PM PDT by Essie
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To: airedale
Christine Quiin the Lesbian City Council Pres. will do her best to try and protect this store from all of this. But if Marty Markowitz the Brooklyn Boro President gets enough complaints about this, he will do something as he's not afraid to tell City Hall to go to Hell. Should be interesting.
42 posted on 04/23/2011 2:06:54 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: Jack Hydrazine

you should read the “blog” at the website.

http://boingboingmaternity.com/category/blog/


43 posted on 04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why would a gay male care about maternity store discounts? Unlike the lesbian, he can never utilize it.


44 posted on 04/23/2011 2:17:17 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: GeronL

Would it be okay for a diner to offer a 10% discount to senior citizens?


45 posted on 04/23/2011 2:44:32 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: pnh102
“Price discrimination or price differentiation exists when sales of identical goods or services are transacted at different prices from the same provider.
Many gender-based price differences are held to be illegal but still occur often in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.”
46 posted on 04/23/2011 2:45:07 PM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: max americana

“what’s Boing Boing?”

A male physical response needed to normally produce maternity customers.


47 posted on 04/23/2011 2:46:35 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: johnandrhonda

This is no more price discrimination than a Denny’s offering senior discounts or offering a child’s menu.


48 posted on 04/23/2011 2:56:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: tbw2

Unless a homosexual male couple adopts!


49 posted on 04/23/2011 3:02:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: martinidon

All I had to read was the heading of the article at the top of the page. BARF!


50 posted on 04/23/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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