02 October 2008

Copenhagenize Bicycle Battle - Sexists v. Feminists

Ladies and Gentleman. Live from Copenhagen. It's the inaugural Copenhagenize Bicycle Battle.

In the Blue Corner:
Bitchcruiser Bicycle
Origin unknown but we're guessing North America. The Bitchcruiser. Marrying, at long last, unnaturally high testosterone levels, a misogynist world-view and good old-fashioned sexism with... The Bicycle.

In the Pink Corner:
Vagina Bicycle Taxi
From Helsinki, Finland. The Giant Vulva Bicycle Taxi, created by the artist [pictured] Mimosa Pale, who feels the world is too penis-centric. She calles it a Mobile Female Monument.

You just crawl inside and are cycled around the city. You get to feel like the star of a film by Pedro Almodovar. Put some windows in it and the title would be 'A Womb With a View'.

So... here's the question. If you HAD to ride down the main street of your town or city on one of these - let's assume you had to ride the bike pulling the vagina and not hidden inside... too easy - which one would you choose?

14 comments:

naesemand said...

Blue. I like things vintage. Good old-fashioned sexism, as you said.

JerzyUk said...

Definitely the sex bike. I'm not sure everyone would know what the vulva bike was; I can't really make it out from the picture to be honest.

Anonymous said...

'A womb with a view'

You couldn't resist could you?

M, Melbourne, 'Down Under'


PS Sort of expected something like Bloody Vulva Drivers! (to paraphrase the recent Volvo ads, 'Bloody Volvo Drivers!').

Jim Law said...

Not really a fair comparison with the Vulva Bike. Needs to be compared to some male driving a Giant Penis Taxi.

margaret said...

I don't think I'm ready for the vulva bike. I'm female, and am all for... whatever lol, but...

Tony Bullard said...

Vulva bike. The other one is just offensive. Something about the handlebars in her head just takes it too far.

Plus, riding the sex bike means you never get to have a girlfriend again.

Zakkaliciousness said...

if you ride the vulva, you'll win the hearts of women and, with a bit of luck, get lucky.

on the other hand, if you ride the bitchcruiser, you'll get bought many free beers.

tough choice.

George said...

Oh, the vulva, no question about it. Who wouldn't be proud to have such a giant vulva?

It's quite awesome, and not in the least offensive to anyone but prudes. And who would ride a "chopper"?

Anonymous said...

The only problem I have with the picture of the vulva trike is the expression on the creator's vace - it makes me smile every time I see it, so why does she look so severe? That chopper, on the other hand, just makes me shake my head sadly. I would rather ride something that puts a grin on my face. Val

Sydney Body Art Ride said...

I would rather ride the giant vagina, no doubt about it.

Scip said...

Love the vulva bike! It is too recognisable, easily, but I guess you have to be around one once in while ;).

Scip said...

P.s. The Bitch-cruiser is not necessarily sexist or non-feminist, and the giant vuvla is a just cuddly idea. "Sexist vs. Feminist" is only once facet of what's going on. I'm a young feminist, and I think they're both brilliant.

BYRON HALE ARCHI said...

I love this shit stuff. Why can't we get down and dirty like this in the uk !

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chrisleylandart said...

I'm for the bike and slamming on the brakes every couple of yards, I fear when getting out of the taxi someone would hold you upside down by the legs until you cry&then wrap you in a blanket, which could be nice too I suppose.