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The politics of cycle clothing

The politics of cycle clothing

I was at the Cycling Scotland conference and tried to do a bit of live tweeting. Derek MacKay MSP stated in his speech that he prefers not to be photographed in hi-viz, to which I tweeted: #csconf15 @DerekMackayMSP is a fan of cycle chic cycling normalising cycling — Kim Harding (@kim_harding) November 12, 2015 I was rather surprised by the reaction that this sparked off on twitter. Firstly, there was the comment that wearing nice clothes was not going to…

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Isn’t it time to end the Taliban approach to road safety?

Isn’t it time to end the Taliban approach to road safety?

Warning this is not a happy post, the writer is angry: In Afghanistan it is considered dangerous for women to go out on the streets in case they are raped. The Taliban’s answer to this is to make all women there wear a burqa to “protect” them. If a woman is unfortunate enough to be raped, she is then at risk of being accused of adultery and stoned to death. The attitude is very much one of blaming the victim….

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