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Woman Campaigns Against "Sexist" Bicycle Helmets
Pundit Press ^ | 5/28/14 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/28/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

An Australian woman is fighting to get rid of compulsory bicycle helmet laws because she deems them to be "sexist."

Sue Abbott of New South Wales believes that people should have the option of whether to wear bicycle helmets because forcing women to use helmets is "sexist."

"It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair," Ms. Abbott explains. "And women have told me that’s one of the factors (for not riding bikes)."

Specifically, Abbott is campaigning to make helmets optional instead of mandatory. She believes those who say that wearing helmets are important for safety do not understand a woman's need to have nice "hairstyles" and are sexist for suggesting women should follow mandatory helmet laws.

(Excerpt) Read more at thepunditpress.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: beauty; doublestandard; hairstyles; helmetlaws; liberals; nannystate; politicallycorrect
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Wackos on the left are very creative in coming up with ways that everyone else is racist/sexist/homophobe/beardedsavageophobe/

I’ll bet that 100 years from now, the word “the” will be banned as racist/sexist/homophobe/beardedsavageophobe/


2 posted on 05/28/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: therightliveswithus

I remember hearing a lib chick once say that dying was sexist being men usually shed their mortal coil prior to women...yes, she gave reasons, mostly financial. But this one is up there.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: therightliveswithus
Women can be such as***.

Psst...I'm a woman and a true cat.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: therightliveswithus

Helmet hair is a choice. Get over it.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 2:27:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: therightliveswithus

*face palm*

Of all the reasons to disagree with a law..... jeesh


6 posted on 05/28/2014 2:27:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: therightliveswithus

Is this an Onion article...?

Reads like one....


7 posted on 05/28/2014 2:28:05 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: therightliveswithus

I’m not a big fan of Darwin, but according to him isn’t this one of the ways that problems just take of themselves and a species is improved?


8 posted on 05/28/2014 2:28:12 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: therightliveswithus

N/T/M that they look like sperm .....


9 posted on 05/28/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT by mikrofon (We need Bicyctual Helmets !)
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To: therightliveswithus

Aren’t maintained hair styles sexist?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 2:29:00 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: therightliveswithus
I think it's sexist of her to imply that only women style their hair.
11 posted on 05/28/2014 2:29:26 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Straight, combable hair is less of a helmet problem (and more attractive IMHO)


12 posted on 05/28/2014 2:29:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: therightliveswithus

Anyone wondering how Australia wound up with compulsory bicycle helmet laws in the first place?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: therightliveswithus

Local story here says she beat the rap:

He found Ms Abbott had ''an honestly held and not unreasonable belief as to the danger associated with the use of a helmet by cyclists'', and quashed her conviction, although he still found her offence proven.

14 posted on 05/28/2014 2:32:18 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: therightliveswithus

Now if she was talking bicycle seats, I might hear her out.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 2:32:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Paladin2
"Straight, combable hair-"

-Is SEXIST/RACIST/HOMOPHOBIC against those of us who have other hair types. Check your privilege, freakin' hater.

16 posted on 05/28/2014 2:32:42 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: therightliveswithus; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Revolting cat!
"It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair," Ms. Abbott explains

Scientists say your hair never lies
I've done lots of research
It may be just hype, but the latest findings cause me to tremble
Categorize us into three basic types
According to which of the Three Stooges you most closely resemble
Hairstyles and attitudes -- are they connected?
(Timbuk 3 - Hairstyles And Attitudes)

(file photo)

17 posted on 05/28/2014 2:33:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

dude....


18 posted on 05/28/2014 2:34:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ConservingFreedom
I think it's sexist of her to imply that only women style their hair.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: therightliveswithus

Isnt it “sexist” for women to grow long fancy hair. Everyone knows that’s just a holdover from the caveman era. When women would atract men with the long hair and turn the men would drag their desired females back to their “ man- caves” for use as sexual objects. It would be a lot less “ sexist” if this woman were to get her long hair shaved off. ( or so etching like that?). In other words, what
Utter silliness


20 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: therightliveswithus

For her the helmet is too late...she already has brain damage.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: therightliveswithus

I’m against mandatory helmet laws, because I believe in the freedom to make mistakes. It ain’t sexist though.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:48 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: mikrofon

23 posted on 05/28/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: therightliveswithus
#YESALLWOMEN

bwahaha...

24 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:30 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Huskrrrr
If the hairhopper style is tall enough, it serves as a cushion in an accident.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: therightliveswithus
Ladies, do you really want to end up like this?

.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Paladin2

It is not a choice if you were born with it!


27 posted on 05/28/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Paladin2; All
"Helmet hair is a choice. Get over it.

Not if the law mandates that all bicycle riders must wear helmets...no choice there!

Just saying...styled hair and bike riding shouldn't be mutually exclusive for women OR men (whoever said that!)...it's not sexist, it's just the government nannies imposing rules for your own good, again! ;)

28 posted on 05/28/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...it serves as a cushion in an accident.”

Ha! Or a home for bees.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 2:41:55 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 17th Miss Regt
It is not a choice if you were born with it!


30 posted on 05/28/2014 2:42:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Huskrrrr
Or a home for bees.

The spiders will take care of the bees...

31 posted on 05/28/2014 2:43:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Huskrrrr

hence the style name, lol!


32 posted on 05/28/2014 2:45:27 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: therightliveswithus

I would rather die from head injuries in a bicycle accident (life time odd 1:~5000)than look like a dweeb wearing one. I lived 63 years without wearing one including a very active bike riding life ( and several “accidents”). I don’t need a nany state telling me that I need to wear one now.


33 posted on 05/28/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Long hair? But sometimes I like feeling sexist..."


34 posted on 05/28/2014 2:47:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise; Salamander; TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows
That Photo is so much better...

...when it's clickable.


35 posted on 05/28/2014 2:51:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: therightliveswithus
She had a problem with the fit . . .


36 posted on 05/28/2014 2:51:36 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

They apparently.make hair straightners. Besides there is an opportunity to invent alternative.helmets.


37 posted on 05/28/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: therightliveswithus
Please tell me this is NOT an article from The Onion....
38 posted on 05/28/2014 2:54:53 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 88keys

Fine if I don,t pay for your health care.


39 posted on 05/28/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
"They apparently.make hair straightners"

Oh, so now you want to STRAIGHTEN people you hater? Get with it, caveman. There are laws against that sort of thing.

40 posted on 05/28/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Paladin2

Take your pick—helmet hair or casket hair


41 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Rio

Mohawk.


42 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: I want the USA back
"I’ll bet that 100 years from now, the word “the” will be banned as racist/sexist/homophobe/beardedsavageophobe/"

I'll bet you won't have to wait that long, what with the obvious "HE" taking up fully two thirds of the letters in "tHE."

But we can't go the other way with "tHER' either. And "thIT" has implied violence in "HIT."

I guess this points to an article free world for true gender neutrality.

43 posted on 05/28/2014 2:57:15 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

No, invent your own helmet.


44 posted on 05/28/2014 2:58:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

There are probably laws against that too.


45 posted on 05/28/2014 3:03:53 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: therightliveswithus

In Asia, women drive around on scooters wearing those silly surgical masks...which only work to prevent you (the mask wearer) from contaminating others.

That needs to be outlawed. There are some really hot babes there, but it’s impossible to tell, if they’re behind a mask.


46 posted on 05/28/2014 3:10:06 PM PDT by BobL
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To: therightliveswithus
Australian Helmet HairHelmets, that [hairy] old chestnut
(Austalian Helmet Hair)

47 posted on 05/28/2014 3:13:40 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: 88keys

Finally, someone speaks the truth!


48 posted on 05/28/2014 3:13:58 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: clamper1797
I would rather die from head injuries in a bicycle accident (life time odd 1:5000)than look like a total dweeb wearing one.

Oh and BTW ...

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning -- in your lifetime -- are 1 in 5,000.

49 posted on 05/28/2014 3:15:19 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Or one could be
willing to immediately take a shower with POI Ieim Iately after helmet remowal.


50 posted on 05/28/2014 3:17:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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