Women on wheels: The bicycle’s feminist legacy has faded, but modern feminists are fighting for cycling again
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From the start, the bicycling revolution was divided by gender. For men, the bicycle was “merely a new toy,” wrote Munsey’s magazine in 1896. But to women, it was “a steed upon which they rode into a new world.” Compact, cheap, and liberating, the bicycle was the tool that broke the lock on a generation of women.