(Originally Posted by Creeping Jennie on Friday, 06 March 2015 in Sturgis.com Blogs)
I was not planning to write this post- I don't think I should have to write it. I was going to write about entering a poster model contest, but that will have to wait.
Someone made a catty little remark to me the other day that pissed me the fuck off. A woman rider thought she would insult me by saying, "I bet you don't even ride your own! I bet you just sit on the back." Let me make this clear. I do ride bitch. I don't ride my own. I have never implied or expressed otherwise. I don't find it insulting or demeaning that she pointed this out; what I found infuriating is that she thought that riding bitch was demeaning,
and that I was less than she.
A woman who rides as a passenger is not less valuable in the biker community than a woman who rides her own. Many of us "bitches" would love to be able to ride our own motorcycle, but simply can't. Motorcycle manufacturers do not make bikes to fit a woman's smaller stature, hand span, lower center of gravity, and overall strength. They manufacture motorcycles for men of about six feet in height. Smaller men often find a bit of difficulty finding the right bike. I know men of a smaller frame who are teased for riding Sporties- "a girl bike." Of course, the ribbing is usually good natured
, and not meant to seriously put him down. The jokes are usually taken in stride as well. Men are kinda cool like that. Women, however, are cold blooded
. "Oh..... um.... nice..... boots" does not mean that she likes your footwear. When uttered, this phrase is meant to knock you down a notch, therefore bumping her up one. It's a subtle way of of
smothering a woman's soul. If she says, "Those are some fucked up boots. What the fuck, did you steal them from Bozo?" she's actually your friend. Gentlemen, are you confused? Try being a woman.
So ladies, why the hell do we do this to each other?
I understand the desire to ride your own. I have it. I just physically can't do it. It's a badge of honor that I will never earn, for reasons that are beyond my control. I took the riding course, I dumped the bike, I picked that fuckr
up off the fucking ground, all by my self. I practiced until I realized that no amount of practice would make up for the fact that I am physically unable to ride a motorcycle. After bawling my eyes out like a BITCH, I decided that I was going to TAKE BITCH BACK. If I was never going to ride my own, I was going to enjoy the ride, no matter which seat I was sitting in.
Fellow Bitches, we are valuable in this community. We are not simply subserviant
making ornaments who are judged by the size and firmness of our ta-tas. We are not vapid Barbies.
Ladies who ride- yes, you have earned a badge of honor. I am not begrudging you of that. Yes, I am envious. However, don't think for a minute that we Bitches are less than you. Support us. Stand up for us. As vagina holders, we need to stick together.