30 June 2009

covering the coverage: bikes and US female urban cyclists

"I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world," feminist pioneer Susan B. Anthony said in 1896. "It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can't get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."

um, right on sister.

the rad chicas over at let's go ride a bike have an awesome post critiquing coverage (in general) of female urban cyclists. i love "coverage of the coverage," so let the convo begin! i suspect there will be a lot of comments re the post. as there should be.

and while i'm at it, shame on you treehugger. i really really hope this post was supposed to be tongue in cheek, cause i just thought it was pretty sexist.


Trisha said...

Thanks. I didn't know I had it in me until it came out. ;-) And I LOVE that Susan B. quote.

the calitexican said...

anytime. but you are right, and now that we have good female bloggers that have a good following of both men and women, we can get a dialogue started. maybe we can be the change we want!

and yeah, that quote is definitely one for the ages.