#GAReads | How bicycles boosted the women's rights movement

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"How bicycles boosted the women's rights movement":

The invention of the “safety bicycle” in 1885 was a groundbreaking moment in the fight for women’s rights. It was safer and more practical to ride than its large-wheeled predecessor the penny-farthing. That led to new opportunities for women. As author Sue Macy told me, “it gave them independence because you didn’t have to depend on a man to take you somewhere or you weren’t consigned to the home, which a lot of younger women were.”

Read Dean Peterson's full article at Vox here…