Gender is far different than race. And plus if there was a role reversal I don't think it's offensive or inappropriate.What if it was black people being auctioned off? Would it be "harmless" and "comedy"
I'm sorry I can't see how slightly revising a scene where women are literally in chains being sold is a bad thing
I know which version I would prefer my kids see
Sure that's a good point you're making, but it doesn't really call for a scene that's not offensive to be changed. And what they're doing to fix it? Promoting little girls to wield riffles -- that fixes everything. Like other people have mentioned it is probably more related to future profit than anything, which is also an issue. People have different opinions on what's offensive, but the general consensus it that it's not. And that's part of the problem as it's catering for a very small minority. It's not like most of a certain ethnic group are against it, it's more of a minority of all people, so there's not reason to change it to suit them when it's a classic scene.