Riding Out of Bounds: Women Bicyclists' Embodied Medical Authority

  title={Riding Out of Bounds: Women Bicyclists' Embodied Medical Authority},
  author={Sarah Hallenbeck},
  journal={Rhetoric Review},
  pages={327 - 345}
With its wide circulation and its resistance to old-fashioned morality, the popular magazine provided late nineteenth-century American women a location within which to counter doctors' long-held views of their physical frailty. In articles promoting the bicycle as an agent of women's health, nonmedically trained women countered medical commonplaces of women's limited energies and need for constant doctor scrutiny. Instead, they posited a renewable, self-governing female body capable of taking… 
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