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Bicycling for gender equality

2011-11-29 15:09:18.707323+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

More from Shadow: How bicycling set deprived Indian girls on a life-long journey:

The project's results so far have been extremely promising: in those three years in Bihar alone, 871,000 schoolgirls have taken to the saddle as a result of the scheme. The number of girls dropping out of school has fallen and the number of girls enrolling has risen from 160,000 in 2006-2007 to 490,000 now.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-29 21:42:02.760628+00 by: Larry Burton

This reminded me of a quote by Susan B. Anthony:
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."