March 19, 2004  


WIS Presents...Toy, Tool or Transcendent Technology? How the Bicycle Freed Women
This month’s WIS lecturer is mountain biking’s legendary champion Jacquie Phelan. She has written for many national and international cycling publications and is the founder of WOMBATS (Women’s Mountain Bike & Tea Society). (Photo courtesy of Jacquie Phelan)

WIS Speaker:
Jacquie Phelan

Panofsky Auditorium

Tuesday, March 23 at Noon

The bicycle rolled through the Victorian era, shattering accepted notions about women’s sphere. Emerging bicycle technology in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s gave women a significant push towards the freedoms they enjoy today.

Stylish, convenient and safe transportation, practical (yet radical at the time) clothing and new definitions of the feminine gender made for an obligatory shift in the gears of politics for women in North America and Europe.

Bring a lunch and bring a friend!



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