Cycling in Sydney Australia
It's pretty much just photos of attractive women on bikes, but it shows a wider range of cyclist, with a bit of lycra and sport and sweat thrown in.
Is this just more "male gaze" objectification that turns women off, or is it a positive representation of cycling that attracts both men and women?
Here are some samples:
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F^@# that! This is more like it.
Gee Pete you don't miss an opportunity to post pics like this do you ?
And Colin, you knew exactly where this was going to go.
You both know that a large part of the membership of this site don't appreciate threads like this. Enough please guys.
I know what a lot of the women on this site think because of the messages I get.
I am getting really tired of everytime I click on this website I am confronted by the vile heading of this discussion. If I was brand new to cycling and I stumbled onto this website and saw that heading it would just confirm to me that cycling is a male domian and women aren't welcome.
Colin, take Damien's hint and close down this discussion.
Re the title, here's a quote from somebody on the site itself:
I'm a girl who is a cyclist and I think fuckyeahgirlsandbikes is a phrase that is not necessarily misogynistic, in fact, it's something that girls who race are likely to say about other girls on bikes. My favorite pictures that you post are those of badass female racing cyclists. I also love the girlie girl pics of pretty and/or sexy girls on pretty vintage bikes
People say "fuck yeah" to indicate enthusiasm - it doesn't strike me as "vile". And I'm not even sure the person responsible for the site is a man, FWIW. Here's another quote from somebody on the site:
Anonymous: I'm a (lesbian) girl, of colour, and I like this blog. Nuff said.
I only posted a link to the site cos I thought it was genuinely interesting - it seems quite different to the type of soft-porn fyxomatosis images that Pete seems fond of. I'm a bit disappointed by both the masturbatory and offended responses. I guess I hoped that people could talk about it, but maybe not.