Friday, June 01, 2007

Gendered Bike-Riding

I don't know how to ride a bike.

Now, growing up in SF, I never thought this was a big deal. There are HILLS there for Pete's sake! It's hard to pedal up HILLS.

Anyway, a friend of mine recently mentioned not knowing how to ride a bike is different if you're a boy (and not a girl) where boys should know how to ride a bike...and girls...don't need to?

I am not sure if I follow this logic.


Anonymous said...

i never thought i'd actually post a comment on a blog but you've left me no choice!
(1) boys will beat up other boys if the latter cannot ride a bike -- do girls do that?
(2) what about GG park? it's not so hilly... or the sunset, for that matter.

The Law Fairy said...

How bizarre.

I mean, if anything... um... don't boys have more of a reason to NOT want to ride a bike? Like... it's uncomfortable enough for ME, I can only imagine what it must be like for them. Especially if they run into, I dunno, a rut in the road. YOWCH.

Seriously, I was under the (apparently mistaken) impression that they were, you know, SUPER protective of that whole general area.