Cycling can RUIN Women's Bodies

HMS_Dave

Senior Member
Location
Midlands
One bollock?Thought it was Hitler who only had one 🎱🎾⚽🏐🏀
I was going to write a long and detailed account of my tats but frankly im too busy planning Operation Barbarossa the rerun if you don't mind. :whistle:
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
No. Because it was covered properly....
Which leads me to

wonder do folks really not comprehend the difference between covering a difficult to speak about subject, with care and sensitivity -

- the difference between that, and using it as sensationalised clickbait, with the kind of prurience, innuendo and lack of respect that is so often used by apers such as the dm.

Do people really not understand how difficult it is for many women to talk about this stuff, when they've been socialised not to mention such things for fear of being shamed if they speak up??

Or is it more that they really don't care,
so long as they can get a cheap laugh / make a woman feel uncomfortable?

Either way reading this -- some women who were already unsure will be put off cycling altogether, or avoid seeking help with any problems they do encounter because of unhelpful and juvenile attitudes.

I guess it's either a lack of empathy, and ability to understand what's appropriate in the context.

Or they just don't care.

I dunno, but it's both tiresome, and very unhelpful all at the same.
 

Phaeton

Grumpy Old Barstool
Location
Oop North (ish)
The Mail clearly has a beef with female cyclists.
Are you sure it's only female cyclists?
Which leads me to

wonder do folks really not comprehend the difference between covering a difficult to speak about subject, with care and sensitivity -

- the difference between that, and using it as sensationalised clickbait, with the kind of prurience, innuendo and lack of respect that is so often used by apers such as the dm.

Do people really not understand how difficult it is for many women to talk about this stuff, when they've been socialised not to mention such things for fear of being shamed if they speak up??

Or is it more that they really don't care,
so long as they can get a cheap laugh / make a woman feel uncomfortable?

Either way reading this -- some women who were already unsure will be put off cycling altogether, or avoid seeking help with any problems they do encounter because of unhelpful and juvenile attitudes.

I guess it's either a lack of empathy, and ability to understand what's appropriate in the context.

Or they just don't care.

I dunno, but it's both tiresome, and very unhelpful all at the same.
I used to like listening to Woman's Hour, I'm currently boycotting R4 due to the constant Covid drivel at the beginning of the outbreak, it was full on scare tactics & not news.

However back to Woman's hour, as a man it highlights issues which I had never considered, but it seemed to me in a pretty balanced way, I've not read the DM version nor heard the WH version, but I suspect they are widely different.
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
Are you sure it's only female cyclists?
I used to like listening to Woman's Hour, I'm currently boycotting R4 due to the constant Covid drivel at the beginning of the outbreak, it was full on scare tactics & not news.

However back to Woman's hour, as a man it highlights issues which I had never considered, but it seemed to me in a pretty balanced way, I've not read the DM version nor heard the WH version, but I suspect they are widely different.
I noticed a typo where I should have said papers rather than 'apers' - but on reflection it seems apt.

I've wondered a few times if many of the injunctions or 'taboos' on what women can feel comfortable speaking about in mixed company are mostly about getting us to shut up about things that might need to change in order that life be made more comfortable / safer / fairer for everyone.

If we can't discuss stuff like this without it getting deflected by inappropriate jokes from guys, who seem to forget they're in mixed company :rolleyes: or even bollix chat, then nothing really changes does it??

Most women I know
(and they're not all shrinking violets you'll be unsurprised to hear)
would rather walk through fire, than go into a bike shop and announce their genital discomfort to the assembled blokeage to be found there.

How the guys who actually give sh*t about true equality will go about tackling these issues of sexism is something I'm looking forward to seeing - there's only so much that any woman can do to change the mindset - and educate.

But I for one, having put up with it for these attitudes for a looooong time, am quite keen to see a change.

It shouldn't have to be "How would you feel if your daughter / sister / wife was spoken about, or to like that" - but that seems to be the only thing that gets any leverage with the slightly less 'enlightened' mind.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Puerile? So I've improved then! :laugh:

This place is starting to become reminiscent of Saudi Arabia, what with the self appointed morality police on patrol.
 
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