Bike seats, speed, and sexual depravity (#reblog, #bloglove)

I was interviewed last week about the blog for a brand new podcast, produced by Anova, which will focus on gender based violence. The episode will be called, Moving for Me: Reclaiming Fitness and Finding Home in Our Bodies.

One the the first questions they asked was about my favourite topic for blogging and my fave blog post I’d written. Definitely for me it’s the history of women and bikes and the intersection between early feminism and cycling. I love reading about how worried men were about women riding bikes.

Here is a great quote from that era, raising the specter that cycling corrupts women’s innocence.

“Cycling tends to destroy the sweet simplicity of her girlish nature; besides how dreadful it would be if, by some accident, she were to fall into the arms of a strange man” (cited in Hargreaves, 1993)

Thanks Mark Falcous for pointing this one out to me.

I’m hoping we can all share some of our fave posts this month.