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The bicycle as the progenitor of women's lib
 

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2453
Location: Canberra, Australia

11/6/19 7:53 PM

The bicycle as the progenitor of women's lib

My wife (as a female cyclist) found this article quite amusing:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Sex-and-cycling-How-bike-craze-aroused-passions-14544576.php

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17541
Location: Portland, OR

11/6/19 10:13 PM

>>Particularly troubling to some men was the advent of bloomers, billowing pants that allowed women to ride more comfortably than long skirts. In Norwich, N.Y., a group of young men vowed not to associate with women who wore bloomers and tried unsuccessfully to organize their movement into a “national anti-bloomer brigade.”

#WrongTeamDummies

>>In Chicago, entrepreneurs trying to cash in on the craze held dances where both men and women were required to wear cycling clothes. The city threw a wrench in the spokes, passing an ordinance decreeing that “any woman who would wear bloomers while dancing in public was to be treated as a common prostitute.”

;)

Fun read...

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