Because pretty blonde girls can’t and don’t steal bikes.

This video shows a young white man, a young black man, and a young blonde woman all separately pretend to try to steal a bike in a public park with hidden cameras, and it’s brilliant. I was in shock when someone actually goes over and openly offers to help the woman steal the bike. 
I would love to do something like this, stage a situation in which people of varying ages, races, and genders do the same thing in public to see what the results would be. I wonder if they’d be quite different in Australia.

I remember my old housemate got a flat tyre and she was out the front of our place in Fitzroy, which is fairly inner city Melbourne, and I asked her if she needed a hand and she laughed and said no, then told me about how since she’d started, every single man who’d walked past had asked her if she needed a hand, and when she’d declined and said she’d almost gotten it, they’d all responded, ‘really? you sure?’ and legitimately been gobsmacked she was doing it alone. I know that’s also a question of physical strength because tyres are heavy and she is an average built girl but still, even if it were a guy her build, I’m willing to bet money hardly anyone would’ve offered a hand. 


On the phrase ‘man up’, and the correct response.

Another magnificent piece of poetry, and another beautifully articulated argument for the utter abolishment of these ridiculous gender roles. I’m starting to become a real fan of Button Poetry.