Here’s something that gets my feminist hackles up:
Jasmijn Rijcken, 31, a bike company general manager from the Netherlands, found this out early last month while she was visiting NYC for the New Amsterdam Bike Show. While riding a bike around town, she encountered a New York Police Department officer who stopped her and told her that her legs—which were not entirely covered by her skirt, for some reason—were “distracting the cars.” This made her exposed limbs a source of danger to everyone in the immediate area, and probably also the city.
As a woman and cyclist, my safty and life are my priority when I’m pedaling down 200 South to the post office, and not how much skin is exposed under my skirt and how it might affect the men types.
Thanks to this officer, we have another another example of how dangerous women’s bodies are to the men around them.
I have to say that if it makes women more visible to motorists to have a little leg meat exposed…I’m all for it.