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Away She Goes!. Riding into Women's History by Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin, Valentina Belloni

By Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin, Valentina Belloni

Most folks take it without any consideration: using a motorcycle. within the overdue 1800s, the bicycle first got here to the us from Europe. This new "steel horse" was once wildly well known. yet for ladies, who both labored in factories or stayed at domestic, the bicycle liberated them like not anything ever has. One two-wheeled invention replaced style, opened doorways, and ended in a stream in women's rights nonetheless felt at the present time.

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37 Voice of Susan B. Anthony: I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. . Away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. Molly: (to diary) I also remembered when I was twelve. The first time I rode Bruce’s bike. How I pulled away from him and went riding on my own. But today was different. Now I wouldn’t fall. I started pedaling faster. I couldn’t seem to help it. I heard Bruce call out behind me .

How do you like your birthday present? Molly: (to diary) I choked up and couldn’t talk for a few seconds. Tears came to my eyes. I thought about Aunt Libby. Like me and so many other women, she’d fought hard for this amendment. How I wished she were alive to see this day. 34 Bruce: Are you still there, Molly? Molly: Yes. This is wonderful. Bruce: Let’s both take a holiday. I’ll meet you at Central Park in a half hour. Molly: Where in the park? Bruce: Why, Girls’ Gate, of course! Molly: (laughing) How perfect!

It only took a few minutes to get there. Bruce was already at Girls’ Gate. And right beside him on his own bicycle was . . (to Martin) Martin, dear! You’re here too! Martin: Do you think I’d stay at work on your very special day, darling? Molly: The three of us rode our bikes through the beautiful park. My husband and brother and I talked as we rode. 36 Martin: You and this new amendment are actually the same age, aren’t you, Molly? Molly: How do you figure that? Martin: It was written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.

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