Once upon a time, when women hopped on bicycles to acquire a little social mobility, the forces of scientism were deployed to argue that they should hop back off.
Back in 1896 men didn’t call women sluts.
They called them “bicycle face”.
Why? Because bicycles <gasp!> helped women 💪 make their own dating choices.
IOW bikes were the first dating app. That scared men.
Let’s talk about it.
Hold on to your bodices people, THIS IS A THREAD
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Read the whole thread. It’s fascinating.
And look at the horrors they imagined. Not only would bicycling make women jut-jawed and pop-eyed, they might be secretly masturbating while peddling.
I had no idea. Maybe someone should have asked women if they got a sexual thrill from a bike seat, rather than some guy with a feverish imagination?