#InternationalWomensDay seems like a good time to talk about Women in Cycling, and how getting on a bike is #Feminism in Action. Grab on to your handlebars, because we're going for a quick tour of how #CarCulture reinforces the Patriarchy. 🚗🍆 1/7
Like it or not, women are still society's primary care givers. Which means that streets which aren't safe for children to move around on are streets where women are stripped of their transport choice.
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Women have a tendency to engage in fewer risky behaviours. If riding a bicycle across the city is seen as dangerous, it's exclusionary towards women. Infrastructure must be perceived to be safe for ALL users. 3/7

Cultural trends which place the emphasis of safety on cyclists and What They Are Wearing 👷🚲 disproportionately impact on women and girls. Young women in particular can place importance on their appearance, and regardless of your opinion on self consciousness... 4/7
...things like mandatory helmet laws present a barrier to access for women and girls. Don't ask a woman "What were you wearing?" - even if she's on a bicycle. 5/7

Of course, not being able to ride a bicycle is only the beginning. Lack of transport choice means women miss out on the myriad benefits of active transport, such as easier access to jobs and education, health benefits, lower financial burdens, stronger social networks... 6/7
So what can you do? Firstly, get on your bike and ride. Support women by demanding safer streets. Check out #WomenInCycling and also, get on your bike and ride! 7/7

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