Away She Goes!. Riding into Women's History by Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin, Valentina Belloni

By Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin, Valentina Belloni

Most folks take it without any consideration: using a motorbike. within the overdue 1800s, the bicycle first got here to the U.S. from Europe. This new "steel horse" used to be wildly renowned. yet for ladies, who both labored in factories or stayed at domestic, the bicycle liberated them like not anything ever has. One two-wheeled invention replaced model, opened doorways, and ended in a circulation in women's rights nonetheless felt this day.

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What a surprise! (to Libby) Why, it’s not heavy at all! I could lift it with just one hand! Libby: It’s made of lightweight metal. And look at the wheels. Molly: They’re not iron, like on Bruce’s bicycle. They’re made of rubber. Libby: Rubber with air inside. It’s smooth to ride on. And you’re perfectly dressed for it. Try it! Molly: (to diary) Before I knew it, I was riding the bicycle around and around the garden. There wasn’t any danger of my “rationals” getting caught in the chain. It was so fun and easy, I laughed out loud.

And right beside him on his own bicycle was . . (to Martin) Martin, dear! You’re here too! Martin: Do you think I’d stay at work on your very special day, darling? Molly: The three of us rode our bikes through the beautiful park. My husband and brother and I talked as we rode. 36 Martin: You and this new amendment are actually the same age, aren’t you, Molly? Molly: How do you figure that? Martin: It was written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1878. Bruce: The year you were born!

Well, since when, dear diary? Since Aunt Libby bought me that bicycle when I was sixteen, I believe. Martin threw a party for me this evening. Elise is away for her first year at Elmira Female College, so she wasn’t here. I didn’t expect a surprise in the morning. Martin had already gone to the office. I was sitting in the den typing a story. The phone rang. (to telephone) Hello? Bruce: Hello, Little Sis! Happy Birthday! Molly: Thank you, Big Brother. Bruce: I see that the whole country gave you a great present today.

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