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Hoboken Historical Museum

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1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030 United States
12016562240 https://www.hobokenmuseum.org

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May 2020

Women on Wheels: How Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling

May 10 at 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030 United States
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Is it surprising that in the 1890s conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them? Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a “bicycle face,” or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling — and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony thought bicycling had…

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