Be honest, Steve. That's all I ask of you.
I don't approve of Boobs on Bikes. I think it makes a mockery of the women who participate, and makes the spectators, with their digital cameras and adolescent ogling, look like an undignified pack of clowns. I want to ask them, would you like to see your mother or sister treated by men in this way?
Still, none of this is what bothers me most. What irks me beyond all tolerance is your use of psuedo-feminist language to justify your grubby, exploitative greed.
I understand you organised Boobs on Bikes to defend women's right to bare our breasts in public. Feminism is redundant: we have Steve fighting for social justice. To be honest, I would have preferred the right to pay equity or the right to walk safely at night. But the right to show my tits to jeering dickheads is good too. Thanks, Steve.
I'm never going to have a huge amount of respect for you Steve, but I'd have more if you'd come out and say what Boobs on Bikes really is: a business venture whereby you make a buck out of other people's indignity. Don't add insult to injury by trying to sell the belittlement of women back to us as empowerment, as if we're fools.
Maybe, Steve, you should think on this quote from Michael Kimmel:
You think women's liberation and feminism entitles you to be sexual? Sure! Fine! But you still have to get us and make us the center of your universe. I ask you one question. Which gender do you think invented the thong?