Is it normal that i can't understand boys bikes?

OK so a girl's bike doesn't have the bar in tge middle which I can understand because it'd look kinda gross for a babe to be straddling the bar between her legs but a guy has more to loose if he slips off the seat and slams his nuts on the bar that's on a boy's bike. I don't see why either has the bar.

Is It Normal?
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  • During my time in college, one of my history reports was done on the history of the bicycle. I'll do my best to help explain the reasoning behind this difference.

    What we think of as "bicycles" originally started being sold during the early 1900s. While men were the primary audience for the devices at first, the women's rights movement in the 1920s brought an influx of women that needed an independent mode of transportation. The bicycle was the answer to that.

    The issue with bicycles at the time, however, was that women were expected to wear skirts or dresses. This made it rathee difficult to step onto the bike properly and even more uncomfortable to ride one. Rather than attempting to challenge the traditional normality and wear pants, many women requested thar the frame of their bike be adjusted in a way that let them wear a skirt/dress and ride comfortably.

    Essentially, women's bikes are shaped in such a way for the same reasons why men have historically wore pants; it's hard ro ride horses and bicycles while wearing a skirt.

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    • Yeah that's what I figured but my question is why have a bar on a boy's bike on which he can crack his nuts? It doesn't make sense.

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      • Basically, it's just traditional. There is 0 reason for modern bikes to have any difference. It's a marketing ploy that relies on the types of people that say stuff "You can't buy my child *that* bike. It's not the right one!" It should honestly just be one or the other.

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        • Yeah it's stupid. Now that I goggled it there are unisex bikes but I'm sure there's a lot of crackpot parents who would never buy their boy 1 cause they want him to grow up macho.

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          • And I just remembered that when I was growing up for a while I was just tge right height that my testicles would rest nicely on the bar without hurting them and 1 time I was standing with the bike between my legs while talking to a neighbor girl who had a midriff top on and I got a semi chubby. She never noticed and I had the time of my life up until then.

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