For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women and trans folks,” Gottfried said. The Pirates’ Sunday hours are intended to remedy that by offering a time and place where they can develop their mechanical skills in “an anti-oppressive environment,” Gottfried explained. “I think men are much more likely to take a tool out of the hands of women. But we want people to become their own experts.”
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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only
November 1, 2011 by