One Response to “Women on Bicycles: A Genealogical View from the Olympics London 2012”

  1. The Quebec Association of Lifelong Learning (QALL) in Collaboration with the Carold Institute and the Education Department at
    Concordia University presents “Discovering Citizenship on a Bicycle” with Michael Cooke, on October 22, 2012, Concordia University. The promotional flyer leads off with a quote from American suffragette Susan B Antony.
    In 1896, Susan Anthony, a leading American suffragette gave an
    interview to the New York Sunday World in which she said:
    Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done
    more to emancipate women than anything else in the world …
    It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance … the
    moment she takes her seat, she knows she can’t get into harm
    unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture
    of free, untrammelled womanhood.


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