Lady rider

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This bike is being ridden by a lady. She has a kid in front, a kid and a girl behind. Some nerves, I must say. Not to mention it’s SF she is travelling through, turning all the heads. Brownie points for doing it in the rain.

24 Comments so far

  1. Saya (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

    I must say guts…shes got guts…I mean there must be an explaination to this…either shes in distress/hurry or just something wrong…that shes doing such a thing…i mean i’ve never seen something like this…in khi :P
    although mumbai is most popular for lady rikshaw drivers and motercyclists


  2. verysmart (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

    aahh.. finally, these little things are not exactly any sign of development, but they do give a hint of our mental progress anyhow.

    I hope this scene can be a permenant sight in the near future


  3. Jamash (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    I am glad women are realizing that they can do everything and any thing, it’s about time they prove there worth, for me it is a good sign:).

    As far as riding with kids is concerned, I don’t know why so many people in Karachi take this risk of over loading their two wheelers with kids, I have seen many riders with kids zigzagging dangerously through traffic, I even saw a kid sleeping behind a bike, I had a hard time waking her up and when I passed the ignorant motorcyclist he was lookin’ at me like it was all my fault.


  4. Kashif (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

    i think she is the same lady who passed clifton bridge around 6pm


  5. SWA (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    She is a bold pioneer no doubt! dunno if it was some kinda financial difficulty that forced her to do this…
    I think something wrong with our society is that we are too quick to judge and give very little options for outlet and remedy of social and personal problems. She’s a fighter in the face of objectification!


  6. sars (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:44 pm

    Women in india and iran drive motorcycles…. so why not here?
    also i always wonder how women sit on the back, juggling three kids …with their feet practically on the ground … you almost wonder how there arent more motorbike accidents….


  7. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:52 pm

    In India ladies have their own range of light weight bikes/scooters. The design of those are like of Vespas


  8. Ramla A. (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    Ladies do that in Lahore, too. Saw one come for shopping in Anarkali on a bike once. Normal ghareloo khatoon type in shalwar kameez and cap (a lady, yes, I was not mistaken). Looking busy. Nobody bothered or catcalled. I was very young then and the memory’s stuck for its uniqueness.


  9. mansoor (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 1:07 am

    good going! i think its a wake up call for other ladies over here… time to get up and take the steps!

    about the opinion of being in trouble or financial difficulty and what not? WHY!?!!! why cant she just do it cuz she can!?

    Here we are discussing mental attitudes and just look at what we say ourselves?! Come on ppl! get over it!!!!! learn to APPRECIATE if someone is taking a bold step! rather than assuming its because they were forced to or some other underhand reason!


  10. wasiq (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 2:18 am

    @RAMLA, you have added the word *too* to the sentence that has been in circulation here in karachi for decades in relation to this particular matter i believe the reason for this is the picture…..a picture that speaks a thousand and TOO words.


  11. Faraz (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 3:23 am

    Come on guyz, lets not elevate this one picture epitomizing ‘liberal’ attitudes. Women driving motorcylces is not a rare sight in North America but not a common one either.

    What indicates progress in ‘mental attitudes’ is when the cars are parked in a proper manner, bikes are not overcrowded due to safety nor are they zigzagging in between traffic, people following traffic rules, etc. (perhaps someone can post a picture of them).

    Lets learn to take what’s actually beneficial instead of blind imitation.


  12. yo yo (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 5:22 am

    I am not sure why everyone is defending women riding motorbikes. There is no law to stop them from doing so. And if people stare at them, then that is also not a crime.They just have to learn to get on with it till it becomes a norm.


  13. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 12:36 pm

    heyyyyyyyy !!
    i know so many incidents where women are followed to there houses by random guys.. just imagine what would happen here if they come out on bikes…
    i bet they are inviting trouble =D


  14. Jamash (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    @ yoyo: Staring women is a crime, so as to make them feel uncomfortable IS A CRIME.

    @ ” I know so many incidents where women are followed to there houses by random guys.. ” :
    That is a crime too and both these crimes are recognized as “S***** Harassment” in law.

    about 80 cellphones are snatched every day in our city, but we can’t stop using cellphones, can we? There is a need to eliminate the crime not the victim.

    Yeah harassment to women at work is getting very common in our city, there is a need to take swift actions against that.


  15. Jamash (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    Corrections:
    @ yoyo: Staring at women, so as to make them feel uncomfortable IS A CRIME .


  16. mansoor (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    Jamash: There is a need to eliminate the crime not the victim well said!


  17. yo yo (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

    Jamash..Staring might be a crime in your books but I am talking about the real world. If women cannot get over the problem of staring then they should stop asking to be equal to men. We cannot change men overnight and staring is also not a crime according to the law of the land.
    Western women endure stares everyday but they move on and concentrate on their work. I see many guys taking a liberation stand but how many of you are ready to ask your sisters to go out and take the heat.
    I am also for women rights but I do not understand the hypocrisy and lack of commitment by the so called MEN FOR WOMEN RIGHTS.


  18. YO YO (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

    On another note…girls like to be stared at by the right kind of guys..u know the cute guys with puppy doll eyes…the sophisticated kind..the amir khan look-alikes…the good smelling guys..and list goes on…u just have to visit one of their blogs..to see essays written on how they get goose bumps from flirtatious stares of the metrosexual/retrosexual guys.


  19. mansoor (unregistered) on July 29th, 2006 @ 9:35 am

    yo yo: good point….


  20. Asif (unregistered) on July 29th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    Faraz…a very sensible post.

    “Come on guyz, lets not elevate this one picture epitomizing ‘liberal’ attitudes. Women driving motorcylces is not a rare sight in North America but not a common one either.”

    What indicates progress in ‘mental attitudes’ is when the cars are parked in a proper manner, bikes are not overcrowded due to safety nor are they zigzagging in between traffic, people following traffic rules, etc. (perhaps someone can post a picture of them).”

    Lets learn to take what’s actually beneficial instead of blind imitation.”


  21. ganda bacha (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 12:16 am

    @yo yo
    please post the link


  22. Kuthah Kameena (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    Even here in the US its a very rare occurance, spotting a female biker. I did see a beautiful girl on a motorcycle in a bikini mind you, it was an awesome sight. Lets bring that to Pakistan.


  23. salim s dostmohammad (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 6:12 am

    Hey, I am an old Karachite, are sidhe alfaz me bolu to purana Karachi wala, sala bahar (Canada) me chhup ke baitha hay. So what. There are millions of Pakis outside of Pakistan. Apne Desh ko mat bhulo aur apne desh ko yaad karo – yeh apni maa hay. I like the comments about girl riding a Honda. This is one of many indications that we are heading towards the end of civilisation. Keep your good comments posting.


  24. khurram memon (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

    Are your guys sure the person driving is a laday ?



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