I've recently been toying with the idea of fulfilling a lifes ambition of mine and that is to learn to ride a motorcycle. I have looked into all the laws and requirements and have even put a deposit down on a little 125.
While searching for more information on riding I came across a bikers website that was both busy and had loads of information I could use.
Now the problem is I am absolutely appalled by the level of misogyny that appears to run through the biking community. One post really brought that home to me....
http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=3853062&highlight=#3853062 (I hope it's ok to link it here).
This quickly led to what can only be described as a vile torrent of abuse aimed at a woman that did nothing more than make a sensible comment. Suffice to say she was driven off the site quite quickly....
http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=287211 I know it sounds weak but I'm now very much put off going to bike meets or runs because of the obvious hatred so many seem to harbour be it overtly or secretly.
"Thank you so, so much for the advice not to use a forum for misogynistic, semi-literate people if I don't want to be irritated by ill-formed and bigoted opinions expressed by those with the compositional skills of an elephant with a broken wax crayon."
That's quite insulting to elephants who appear to be really intelligent and are known for their empathy