“Yeah, everyone rides a bike, when they’re fucking 6.”

17 09 2010

Just found this in my drafts folder and I forgot to publish this a month or two ago. I guess I should drink more beer, oh wait.

Slate has an article up “Dude, wheres your car- How not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser”

Being that I just saw this movie, and thought it quite horrible, this article just adds to that feeling. While the author lightly touches on the “car culture”:

We could attribute it to the simple fact of the film industry’s base in Los Angeles, a place whose residents—film directors and otherwise—can hardly imagine life without a car.

And includes a socio-economic-gender role component, identifying how the car is used as a status/sex symbol not only in hollywood, but in cultures the world over. It is these types of views that relegate cyclists to second class citizen status, we need to change this…yesterday.

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