While flipping through Road Bike Magazine a few months ago, I came across the ‘gear for chicks’ section they had. All I could see was this beautiful, sleek model wearing suspender shorts….standing on her toes. WHY was she standing on her toes? Was she emulating wearing high heels? In bike suspender shorts? It was so…strange. And forced.
Today, while perusing theclymb.com for deals, I came across MORE ridiculous female poses. Here is a comparison of the female vs male models posing in bike gear.
Do you find me sexy, baby, in this bike jersey? If you wear this bike jersey, you will be sexy, too!
I don’t even understand this picture. Her weight is on the front foot, why are her shoulders like that, and she has that weird grin? THIS PICTURE MAKES MY HEAD IMPLODE!
Now the dudes:
I see…. silly looking females in the pictures above me…
This man has never ridden a bike in his life. Cyclist dudes don’t tend to have abs like that. In fact, this image is kind of gross. x.x I think this is the male equivalent of the chicks standing on their toes.
I don’t know why but it looks like he is wearing swimming flippers. But at least he’s not in a completely stupid pose.
GIVE ME BETTER CAPTIONS FOR SOME OF THESE PHOTOS! What do you think – is this stupid sexism in sports photography or am I over reacting??