Martha Chlipala 
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Re: “She wanted manly and badass

The guy saved his money and bought what he wanted? Like every purchase in a marriage needs to be a joint decision? What if the roles were reversed and a woman had to clear a dress purchase with a man. Said dress was not "sexy" enough? Come on, this is a load of donkey. Also - the quote about unicorn farts and rainbows is totally uncalled for. I call the "Advice Goddess" out and suggest she go riding with some real scooterists and broaden her own narrow horizons before she tells other's what to do.

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Posted by Martha Chlipala on 12/09/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

Question to the author: Why continue to promote unhealthy stereotypes? Why do we continue to proliferate the idea that a man must look a certain way or dress a certain way or ride or drive a certain vehicle to be considered a man? These antiquated ideas can only hurt relationships. What if the man wrote that he disappointed that his wife didn't dress like Mrs. Cleaver, and get in the kitchen to make him sandwiches? We wouldn't put up with that ridiculous idea, so why are we putting the same negative stereotypes on men? A means of transportation known world-wide for its ease of use, power and flexibility belongs to all the people, men and women. It's really pitiful that at the end of the day, you have to tell a person what they need to dress, wear or ride to fulfill an ultimately limiting idea of a sexual stereotype. And by the way, as a lady rider, scooters are frickin' awesome and fun. So are motorcycles, and skateboards and roller skates. I don't care what anyone rides, as long as they ride safely and responsibly. Also hubby and wife need to attend as MSF course together and then go out riding and visit a few scooter rallys and join a scooter club to see what riding a PTW is really all about. Less about old stereotypes next time please.

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Posted by Martha Chlipala on 12/05/2014 at 8:06 AM

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