Posted by Katherine Sather
they were all linked cleverly by theme, including, for instance, “Payback” in which we were reminded (via graphic illustration of some guy’s hospitalization after a devastating bike wreck) that bicycles can fuck you, too (and not just the other way around),
My favorite piece, I think, was a superbly-rendered mock interview with a phony academic professor who was arguing that bicycle pornography objectified the bicycle and so should be, if not banned, at least frowned upon. He did a great riff on rejecting the terms “bicycle” and “bicycle rider” in favor of the less hegemonic “cycle” and “cyclist,” that had me in stitches, in part because it hit a bit close to home.
dashap Location: Seattle, WA]
debate on the nature of the term “riding” vs “cycling”
“I wouldn’t say “dominance relationship”, but it denotes that one party is doing more of the work. Obviously it depends on the situation, whether that party is on top or on the bottom.”