Abuse on the roads disproportionately deters women from cycling

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lonpfrb
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Abuse on the roads disproportionately deters women from cycling

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Abuse on the roads disproportionately deters women from cycling
https://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/abuse-ro ... en-cycling
By Lauren Purdy
Friday, 24 June 2022
What a great Blog. Thank you Lauren for your insight and determination to make cycling available for everyone. It seems to me that as an 'out group' cyclists are generally not respected, either as human beings or as contributing to the challenges that we all face: environment and economic.
The attitude and behaviour that we face results from ignorance and falsehood provided by the mainstream media and social media.
They would not be allowed to publish such hate speech if we were a protected group (though cycling Is open to all).
Isn't it time to campaign to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)?
DCMS is responsible for delivering the government's policy covering arts and culture, communications and media, sport, tourism, building a shared society and digital connectivity.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secreta ... _and_Sport
Nadine Dorries needs to know that female cyclists are suffering from hate speech that frustrates her government policy of active travel to name just one impact...
mumbojumbo
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A few unkind words are unpleasant but you have to overcome these barriers to pleasure ,or risk permanent repression .Suffragists also faced, and faced down hostility.
richards
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Mumbojumbo, have you read the blog the OP referred to? She was not talking about “a few unkind words”, she was talking about dangerous driving and serious abuse. Most cyclists could quote similar experiences (and when you look at ‘on the road’ or does anyone know’ you’ll see lots of men complaining about it) but the blog quoted thought it is worse for women-and it probably is scarier for women even if the abuse and close passing were the same. The blog was also offering ways of doing something about it. Constructive. Unlike your comments.
roubaixtuesday
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Very disappointing to see the minimising of the threat women feel on here at all, and allowed to remain. Poor.
mumbojumbo
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Sorry if I failed to read the details-I relied on the term abuse only, assuming it was words not violence.
mumbojumbo
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Sorry if I failed to read the details-I relied on the term abuse only, assuming it was words not violence.
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