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Old 08-08-14, 10:00 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-08-14, 10:28 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-08-14, 10:49 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-10-14, 05:50 AM   #5
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"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.
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"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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Old 08-10-14, 05:27 PM   #7
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Anyone ask Sean Kelly what he thinks about that?
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Old 08-10-14, 07:52 PM   #8
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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?
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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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Old 08-13-14, 01:40 AM   #12
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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.

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