Independent– An ultra-orthodox Jewish leader has reportedly banned girls aged five and older in some areas of Israel from riding bicycles – claiming it is “immodest”.
The rabbi of the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Nahloat distributed the stringent decree to his followers in synagogues across the area.
He had said young girls riding bicycles could “cause serious damage to their modesty” and that bicycle seats caused young girls to sit in a way men found “provocative”, according to the Arutz Sheva 7 website.
Well there you have it. According to this Jewish leader riding bikes are turning girls into little temptresses. And here I thought it was just guys pressuring girls into sex and their biological hormones exploding in their teens. Nope. It was those schwinn bikes being sold all over the world. Those TV ads and billboards featuring sexy perfect models that our imperfect eyeballs have to watch aren’t what make us into promiscuous people. Its those damn bicycles on the streets.