I doubt it, though.
Anthony, A bit of herstory: the definitive word on the origin! My inspiration arose from being involved in the renascent women's movement at the time, and from being a bit if a smart-arse. Not long after the original graffito appeared AA was ed by this sentiment, soon reproduced on feminist t-shirts and posters "Behind every great woman is a fish on a bicycle.
I was paraphrasing from a phrase I read in a philosophical text I was reading for my Honours year in English Literature and Language in Thanks to Rob Johnston newds the Ms. Asked whether she regretted not holding a copyright on the saying, Dunn replied: Yes, I suppose I wish I could have made some money out of it, but tant pis, it's too late now and it's fun to see what's happened to it.
From the role of porn and the strength of libido, to the importance of physical attractiveness and the desire to chase, popular culture paints a picture that maj always match the reality of what happens behind closed bedroom doors. The entire fence became something of a cultural icon for Madison and its Student Movement, with obscure graffiti and elaborate artwork. As men age, their sexual desire decreases. Someone out there probably knows when the building was built.
She paraphrased the philosopher who said, "Man needs God like fish needs a bicycle. I first saw this homily "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
The following e-mail message by a reader of these s is a bit perplexing because it suggests that the saying had reached the University of Wisconsin before it was coined! The letter below, from famed feminist Gloria Steinem, appeared in Time magazine on September 16, Pawlowski When it comes to men and sexwomen may be missing a big part of the story. Susan B. The wording of the campaign button and bumper sticker sold in the United States is "a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle" -- different from Dunn's wording and possibly changed in order to obtain a copyright.
It was "A man needs God like maj fish needs a bicycle". Men, sex and relationships: A therapist shares surprising truths about desire Research overturns male stereotypes about porn, libido and the importance of physical attractiveness. We also find that sometimes in long-term relationships, the stress from work, taking care of kids, paying bills takes a toll on us emotionally.
And it did spread -- rapidly. The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.
neevs They ranged in age from 18 to 65, and all were in long-term relationships or married. Perhaps someone else also read the same phrase in the same book and also paraphrased it? A copyright on the original saying would have most likely prevented it from spreading. He would have to had attended the University for more than the usual four years to have seen the message before The doors, I have to add, were already favoured graffiti sites.
Allen Except for Steinem letter, fair use; Irina Woamn quotes, by her permission.
I scribbled the phrase on the backs of two toilet doors, would you believe, one at Sydney University where I was a student, and the other at Soren's Wine Bar at Woolloomooloo, a seedy suburb in south Sydney. From the back seat, without skipping a beat, my 9 year old son shot back: "Well, now neesd should call it 'Mrs.
Getty Images stock Feb. In response to questions about the wording of the saying as she coined it, and how it spread, she responded: I imagine that the saying, which was, NB, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" was carried forth into the world by the growing s of women in the newly born women's movement.
Irina Dunn has also submitted biographical information about herself. Most likely the author of the message doesn't remember the date accurately. In your note on my new and happy marital partnership with David Bale, you credit me with the neesd 'A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. Foundation for the exact citation.