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Women on Wheels: How Women Found Freedom through Bicycling

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$5

A Virtual Lecture by Ellen Gruber Garvey, PHD 

Sponsored by Grove Street Bicycles

January 28 at 4:00pm EST on Zoom

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Suggested donation $5. Advance registration required to receive the Zoom link.

Is it surprising that in the 1890s conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them? Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a “bicycle face,” or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling — and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony thought bicycling had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Other suffragists praised bicycling as a road to fuller citizenship for women: women would travel more widely on their own and would learn a larger sense of responsibility to their fellow travelers.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.arthouseproductions.org/collections/art-house-online/products/garvey-lecture

Organizer

Art House Productions
Phone:
201-915-9911
Website:
arthouseproductions.org

Venue

Art House Productions
262 17th St
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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Phone:
201-915-9911
Website:
http://www.arthouseproductions.org/

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