I've always been bothered by the "fish without bicycle" analogy because not only does a fish not need a bicycle, it has no use whatsoever for one and indeed having to drag one around would be a severe encumbrance. The implication, therefore, is that a woman is necessarily better off without a man, as a fish is necessarily better off without a bicycle, which is not the case. Specific women are quite often better off with specific men.
-------------------- When there isn't anything else worth analyzing, we examine our collective navel. I found thirty-six cents in change in mine the other day. Let no one say that there is no profit in philosophy. -- Silas Sparkhammer Posts: 10141 | From: Toronto, Ontario | Registered: Apr 2000
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