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Bike helmet law ‘sexist’, forces women to have ‘helmet hair’, says some stupid Aussie woman

31 May

And here I thought bike helmet laws were merely anti-freedom, not letting people make up their own minds as to whether they wished to protect themselves or not.

But no; some silly chick has found a ‘sexism’ angle:

An Australian woman is fighting back against her country’s compulsory bike helmet law, calling it sexist.

Sue Abbott of Scone, New South Wales, was fined $153 this week in Adelaide for not wearing her helmet, but it wasn’t the first time. She told Adelaide Now she has been fined a dozen of times but she refused to pay and police have even seized her bicycle and sold it to pay her fines.

“It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair — and women have told me that’s one of the factors (for not riding bikes),” she told the newspaper.

Always amusing when prog dogma such as ‘anti-sexism’ ideology clashes with progs’ nanny / police state…

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17 responses to “Bike helmet law ‘sexist’, forces women to have ‘helmet hair’, says some stupid Aussie woman

  1. electricangel

    June 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Whatever works, Will. It is pure Saul Alinsky: use the rules of the system against the system. The rules say women can do no wrong? Then use that contradiction. Melbourne has bike rental and a helmet law. Guess how many tourists rent bikes around the city?

     
  2. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Oh, I agree, EA; for Aussies’ sake, I hope she gets the stupid law overturned. I just laugh at the reasons why. Helmet-hair? Really? LOL! 🙂

     
  3. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Oh LOL. Helmet hair?? This is hilarious. She can not be serious.

     
    • Will S.

      June 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      I think she is. Look at her wonderful mass of curly long hair:

      Can’t say I completely blame her. 🙂

       
  4. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Okay. I did not click the link before. 😀 .

    This is hilarious, even if her complaint and calling “sexist” is maybe even sexist in itself.

    Many men also have long hair. Had she no compassion for the men who will also suffer from the helmet hair?

     
  5. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Feminists only care about women.

     
  6. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I hope tomorrow to link to this post if I get time to write a post my opinion on it.

    I find it ironic that somebody saying something is sexist could be sexist with their opinion.

    For example, many Orthodox men have their hair long, and I do not believe it is sinful because 1 Corinthians 11-14 “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” translates different in Greek.

    (I know, in the About page, somebody was annoyed about “but Greek says this” type comments” , but really I think it valid point so please excuse me”) Please, please, just to give my opinion about this. 🙂 . In Greek this verse is, 14 ἢ οὐδὲ αὐτὴ ἡ φύσις διδάσκει ὑμᾶς ὅτι ἀνὴρ μὲν ἐὰν κομᾷ, ἀτιμία αὐτῷ ἐστι. “Koma” does not mean long, it means styled. So I interpret it as a man being very feminine and vain and beautifying his hairs to be wrong.

    Orthodox monks and clergy even never cut their hairs and beards, because it is worldly and considering too much for exterior and wordly things.

    Regardless of what the English OR Greek scripture say about long hairs on men. This is a fine example of “sexism” in feminism.

     
  7. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    “But the Greek says / the Hebrew says…” (i.e. arguments that the common, orthodox interpretation of what Scripture says are wrong, due to mistranslations / misunderstandings in preparing translations, twisting the original meaning, which ostensibly would have permitted certain heresies / immoral behaviour)”

    I was referring to that rule. Sorry.

     
  8. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Oh, alright, Agapoula; I’ll let I’ll let you off the hook, JUST this ONCE, but ONLY because you actually ARE Greek (Cypriot). 😉

    But please translate this phrase (either here or in a post of your own):

    ἢ οὐδὲ αὐτὴ ἡ φύσις διδάσκει ὑμᾶς ὅτι ἀνὴρ μὲν ἐὰν κομᾷ, ἀτιμία αὐτῷ ἐστι.

    Because I’m afraid ‘it’s all Greek to me‘. 😉

    Also, it doesn’t seem to translate very well using Bing or Google translate software. 🙂

     
  9. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    That is not modern Greek version.

    But basically it is Corinthians 11-14. The modern Greek version is “οὐδὲ ἡ φύσις αὐτὴ διδάσκει ὑμᾶς ὅτι ἀνὴρ μὲν ἐὰν κομᾷ, ἀτιμία αὐτῷ ἐστιν.”

    “Nature itself tells that men must not “comb/style” their hairs. It is a shame to them.”

    There is debate about whether koma in ancient Greek is comb, or style. But it would never, ever mean “long hair”. For example, even now a hairstylist in Greek is called a “kommotria”, from “koma” the original Greek word used in that verse.

    So it is a shame for men to be effeminate and stying their hairs like women. 😀 .I interpret “it is a shame to men”, as appealing to man’s natural sense of masculinity, and other Orthodox have similar views. But, I am no theologian. 😀 .

     
  10. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Maybe even the english word, “comb” comes from “koma”! 😀 .

     
  11. Agapoula

    June 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Ahh, it does not. I just checked the etymology. 😦 .

    “Origin of comb
    The word comb (toothed implement for straightening the hair) comes from the old Germanic kamb, which derives from the ancient greek word gomfos (big sphenoid nail used in shipbuilding; γόμφος)”

     
  12. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Ah.

    Men even in western European cultures, including the British Isles, did have longer hair in other times in the past, long after they’d become Christian cultures, so perhaps they shared the interpretation Orthodox have.

    Incidentally, just out of curiosity, I looked up the etymology of the English word ‘comb’:

    Middle English, from Old English camb; akin to Old High German kamb comb, Greek gomphos tooth
    First Known Use: before 12th century

    And what does a comb look like, but a row of teeth? We even call the individual protusions ‘teeth’, when referring to combs. 🙂

    I like etymology; always have.

    That’s Greek, too, of course:

    The word etymology is derived from the Greek word ἐτυμολογία, etymologia, itself from ἔτυμον, etymon, meaning “true sense” and the suffix -logia, denoting “the study of”.

    See? I like Greek language. I just don’t like when it’s misused and abused by progressives to try to buttress ahistorical opinions. 🙂

     
  13. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    We cross-posted! I didn’t see your comments, I swear. 🙂

     
  14. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Wait, gomphos means nail, or tooth? We have a conflict! 🙂

     

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