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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Journal of Beatnik (493)

Wednesday June 04, 2003
10:16 AM

Fish without a bicycle??

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Well, my english exam is done.. 1 down, 4 to go. Topic for today: relationships. I wrote a paper on relationships in comics and for some reason the professor started a whole discussion on men and women and why women are different and vice versa. Now, why are women without men like fish without a bicycle?? I wouldn't know.. to be honest.
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  • I think the saying came out of the feminist movement and the implication is that a woman needs a man exactly as much as a fish needs a bicycle - this is to say not at all.

    Here's a random reference [].

    • Re:Irony? (Score:0, Flamebait)

      During my exam my reply was : 'well, I never saw a fish with a bicycle'.. ofcourse, I didn't use google on that. I'll avoid the obvious remarks to get the feminists on my tail again but I believe men need women and vice versa.
  • I don't remember where I saw it (maybe a .sig), but my favorite brazenly sexist reply to this is
    A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bigger fish to cook for and satisfy sexually.
    Of course, this can still be taken as a statement of woman's independence.