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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicJokes & Riddles · 10 years ago

What does this mean " a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle"?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    The original saying was "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." It is a kind of joke as well as describing the idea that a woman can live a complete and happy life without requiring to be in a relationship with a man!!!.

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  • 3 years ago

    A Man Without A Woman

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  • 4 years ago

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    the original saying was "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." It is a kind of joke as well as describing the idea that a women can live complete and happy lives without requiring that they be in a relationship with a man.

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  • berish
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    A Woman Needs A Man

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  • 10 years ago

    This remark is now widely attributed to the American feminist Gloria Steinem (born 1934), but seems to have originated as an anonymous graffito (see quot. 1979).

    ‘A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.’ Penned as a Woman's Lib slogan, this was met by the male response: ‘Yes, but who needs a stationary haddock?’

    [1979 N. Rees Graffiti Lives OK 80]

    Women may have decided they need men like a fish needs a bicycle, but the pram in the hall is with us still, ruthlessly demanding attention.

    [2001 Times Literary Supplement 28 Dec. 8]

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  • tj
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Means a woman doesn't NEED a man any more than a fish NEEDS a bicycle.

    She only needs a man if she WANTS one.

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  • 10 years ago

    Easy. Do you think a fish needs a bicycle to live? No.

    Does a woman need a man to live? No. They're independent creatures, speaking strictly for myself.

    Source(s): hi
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  • 4 years ago

    Comparing a woman to bicycle, weird!

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  • 10 years ago

    it means that she is just fine without a man because a fish is just fine without a bike and doesnt need a bike at all, its like the last thing a fish would need and a man is like the last thing a women needs because its causes alot of drama. i think dating is drama for everyone not just guys.

    • Luke5 years agoReport

      That antisocial, asexual perspective explains a lot about feminism.

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  • 10 years ago

    lol, that's funny.

    it means that women don't need men...

    a bicycle is useless to a fish, and the expression suggests that men are useless to women

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