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    When, in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem popularized the quote

    "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle",

    did it result in more men riding bicycles- thrown together in the class of the unneeded?

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    dumping the guy for a girlfriend happens .. after the seminal input is done..

    glad I'm not a 'Praying Mantis' as the F bites the head off the M, after mating..

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    Reminds me of a joke about a blind man passing by a fish market. Someone else can furnish the rest.

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    Or passing by Gloria Steinem!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
    "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle",

    did it result in more men riding bicycles- thrown together in the class of the unneeded?
    I don't know about that but Gary Fisher had a logo of a fish riding a bicycle in many advertisements.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
    "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle",

    did it result in more men riding bicycles- thrown together in the class of the unneeded?
    That fish, is it named "Wanda" by any chance?

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    Anyone ask Sean Kelly what he thinks about that?

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    I thought Florynce Kennedy was the originator of that phrase.

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    Patricia Dunn of Australia came up with it,

    But Gloria Steinem made it famous.


    Re Gary Fisher

    I guess in that case, the Fish(er) did need the bicycle!

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    What are the offspring of fish and bicycles called?
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    i am designing an artificial inseminator for fish
    that also works as a bicycle
    to make the analogy more complete

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    When I first heard it in the '60s I thought it was a wonderful metaphor, saying that a woman could be a whole person without a man to depend on. It freed up men too. They don't need to be locked into a role. Bicycles don't need fish either, but they can help you go fishing.

    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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