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To be honest, it's hard to see where portions of this are going. There's some
pretty scathing stuff up there, and there are moments where it feels rather
brilliant, but then the article seems to trip over its own feet, as it loses
the point. Or at least, what I'm guessing is its point, as I may be too dumb
to understand the message.
That said, I think that it does a good job of highlighting just how absurd
some of assumptions that are made by our industry and many of us in it are, in
regards to women who ride, and the bikes that they want to ride.
I can only imagine the uproar that would occur if the males in the industry
were approached in the same manner. It's unfortunate that, even when the
industry starts to recognize their existence, many of the women who I know who
ride, feel that they're being approached in a condescending or patronizing
way, rather than as an equal participant.
Criticism out of the way, I wanted to thank you for the comment, "Is that dude
sponsored because he can shred on a bike or for how stunningly handsome he
looks for the catalogue shoot? It’s 2016, how is it I’m still asking that
questions?!", because this is pure gold.
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