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"Women need men like fish need bicycles."

Translation:Kvinner trenger menn som fisk trenger sykler.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/dkahn400
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The catchphrase "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" was coined by the Australian writer Irina Dunn. She originally wrote it on a much-graffitied toilet door at Sydney University in paraphrase of a sentence she had read while studying for her degree: "Man needs God like fish needs a bicycle". It was later popularised by the well-known feminist Gloria Steinem.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tahscenery
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What an interesting context!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orn18

The world needs third wave feminism like a fish needs a bicycle.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Schatzi17
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Brilliant!

1 month ago

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Duo er en feminist! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ani_Jane

What a silly phrase! People are more than their utility to us.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JegHeterJule

Had the same thought! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Freyafeline

It is a line from a Gloria Steinem (the feminist writer and activist. Also the Irish group U2 have the line in in the song where they say \gonna run to you' They use it to show admiration for women..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Freyafeline

Opps! It was Germaine Greer who said it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkahn400
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See my earlier posting elsewhere in the thread. It was Gloria Steinem who popularised it but it originated with Irina Dunn.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Freyafeline

Takk!

2 years ago