Saturday, February 2, 2013

Uruguay: yet another 'no-helmet' law country

(Photos: Georgie Abbott, Punta del Este)

Spotted a little saying today that used to be graffitteed all over loo doors (back in the day)...

'A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle'

I can still hear its premise railing against the universal putting down of women which when I started to think about it, in a manner somewhat akin 'knight's moves thoughts' made me think about Australian bicycle helmet laws and its instant marginalisation of women all those years ago...because if ever something affected women and kids detrimentally in Australia, our helmet laws did that!

Helmet laws sidelined women and ushered in the ridiculous notion that Australian men, all too often unfortunately donned in skin tight attire (WHY????), were to be the cycling norm.

Giving the male of our species sole domain of the road was bonkers and we've lived to regret it ever since (22 years worth)...

So reconfigured, a new little piece of loo graffiti states:

'Australian women need bicycle helmet laws like fish need bicycles!!'

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