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Why Bizarre Female Cycling Bans Persist

I’ve never even heard of this sort of thing. As serious as I believe the underlying misogyny is, I had to laugh at some of the archaic beliefs Amy Tennery outlines. I don’t want to ruin the fun, but here’s a taste:

Ayatollah Elm Alhuda argued that Iranian women should only bike in their backyards. “It is not a sign for a woman to sit on a bicycle saddle, provided she does so indoors or in her backyard. But if she cycles in public,” he said, according to Mohabat News. “Her movements and posture will lead to corruption and prostitution.”