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[–] binky 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Keep reducing those barriers you bigot.

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[–] userexec 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't have a problem with a workshop targeting a specific group of people for attendance, but leaving the shop itself open and excluding who you'll do business with based on sex (or race, or religion, etc.) is a step too far.

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[–] Regulus343 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't support either party in this story. On one hand, I think this whole safe space shit is childish garbage. On the other hand, I actually support businesses' rights to discriminate... Their business, their rules. I also recognize that this opinion is probably not popular with people. In short, safe spaces are for pussies, but let businesses make shitty decisions because the market will sort it out.

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Businesses can do whatever they like. I'll just take my dollars to businesses that don't discriminate against me.

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[–] Pickles86 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

I don't see a problem with a private business staffed by volunteers shutting their doors to straight men 3 times a month. This entire article feels like it was written to provoke a gut reaction without critical thought.

I would feel different if city hall barred straight men from voicing our opinion on legislation that would actually affect our lives, but this is a fucking bike shop that wants to teach a specific group of people bike maintenance without feeling intimidated.

Lastly, I'm quickly growing to hate the term safe space.

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[–] cointelpro_shill 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

That sounds worse because it's so specific. Realistically, would a specialized program exist for the exclusive category of "everybody who isn't a black female"? Now, something like a boy scouts program at the bike shop? Father-son fix your bike day? I think I could live with that.

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[–] SexyRabbits 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

So am I right in thinking this is like states in the southern U.S. that want to deny service to certain individuals based on their religious beliefs?

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[–] Selendis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Probably because every place using that term doesn't know what a safe space is or what it should be for, ie universities making hugboxes for people who don't like that they might confront ideas that differ from their own.

On this though, the problem is that saying cis men can't come in at a certain time reinforces the absurd idea that cismen are bad by default. It's unhealthy and just plain wrong.