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America, Books, and Love: Doctors in 1911 thought bicycles would turn women aU It wasn't just the freedom afforded by bicycles although that was also a thing. Doctors hotly debated whether the vibration between women's legs would give them insatiable sex drives and lead to lesbianism GRAGKED GoM Susan K. Foley, 2004, Women in France Since 1789: The Meanings of Difference. Moralists in the 7Gh cenGuru panicked over novels 0o000000000 They reasoned that women, being somehow unable to distinguish between reality and fiction, would act out the immoral situations they read about in novels. GRAGKED.GOM Cavallo, Chartier, and Cochrane, 2003. A History of Reading in the West. People thoughb the Postb Office would ruin Women 0 0 CENTLEMENl FOR LADIES XCLUSİVELY SUNDER S IN SUMS EXCEEDING SI Becausé the Post Office enabled women to send and receive letters unsupervised, the moralists of the 1870s were sure women would engage in "clandestine correspondence with unprincipled men." GRAGKED coM httpMaphamsquarterly org/roundtable/post-secrets When women started using bhe telephone bo have conversations, men freaked out. In 1909, telephones started appearing in homes, and women started using them socially. This panicked their husbands so much that they started making fun of women for it and calling them out on their "futility and frivolity" in newspapers, journals, and books. The average length of those calls was 7½ minutes. CRACKED cON Claude S. Fischer, 1994. America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 jenroses: kipplekipple: virginiaisforhaters: Wow it’s almost like most of human history has been about controlling women… or something… I love the bike one. “The women may experience sexual pleasure, whereupon they will discard men entirely and immediately.” this casts an entirely new light on “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” and I’m sideyeing my brain for thinking it. 
America, Books, and Love: Doctors in 1911 thought
 bicycles would turn
 women aU
 It wasn't just the
 freedom afforded
 by bicycles
 although that
 was also a thing.
 Doctors hotly debated whether the vibration
 between women's legs would give them
 insatiable sex drives and lead to lesbianism
 GRAGKED GoM
 Susan K. Foley, 2004, Women in France Since 1789: The Meanings of Difference.

 Moralists in the
 7Gh cenGuru
 panicked over
 novels
 0o000000000
 They reasoned that women, being
 somehow unable to distinguish
 between reality and fiction, would act
 out the immoral situations they read
 about in novels.
 GRAGKED.GOM
 Cavallo, Chartier, and Cochrane, 2003. A History of Reading in the West.

 People thoughb
 the Postb Office
 would ruin Women
 0
 0
 CENTLEMENl
 FOR LADIES
 XCLUSİVELY
 SUNDER S
 IN SUMS
 EXCEEDING SI
 Becausé the Post Office enabled women to
 send and receive letters unsupervised, the
 moralists of the 1870s were sure women
 would engage in "clandestine
 correspondence with unprincipled men."
 GRAGKED coM
 httpMaphamsquarterly org/roundtable/post-secrets

 When women
 started using bhe
 telephone bo have
 conversations,
 men freaked out.
 In 1909, telephones started appearing in homes, and
 women started using them socially. This panicked their
 husbands so much that they started making fun of
 women for it and calling them out on their "futility and
 frivolity" in newspapers, journals, and books.
 The average length of those calls was 7½ minutes.
 CRACKED cON
 Claude S. Fischer, 1994. America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940
jenroses:
kipplekipple:

virginiaisforhaters:
Wow it’s almost like most of human history has been about controlling women… or something…

I love the bike one. “The women may experience sexual pleasure, whereupon they will discard men entirely and immediately.”

this casts an entirely new light on “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” and I’m sideyeing my brain for thinking it. 

jenroses: kipplekipple: virginiaisforhaters: Wow it’s almost like most of human history has been about controlling women… or something… I ...