If you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know all too well about what we call “Ignoring the Bull
“. How in this car-centric society, non-motorised victim blaming is the norm. The status quo.You may also know the media tendency – mostly in non-cycling countries – to report about cyclists killed or injured in collisions with motorised traffic. “Hit by a truck/fast moving vehicle…. wasn’t wearing a helmet.” Written by journalists who are hopelessly uninformed (and perhaps uninterested) about a helmet’s limited industrial design capability in collisions with vehicles
. They never seem to write “Man fell from 3rd floor. Wasn’t wearing a helmet.” You get the point.
What we’re seeing lately is how the everpresent Culture of Fear is encroaching on our lives in a new(ish) way. The safety nannies and their lackies are now desperately trying to dictate what you, the citizen, wears. They are trying to make fashion choices for you in the name of their holy, car-centric “safety”.
Even here in Denmark.
Last night a young woman was killed in central Copenhagen. Run down by a taxi. By all accounts, she was crossing against the light. A young life snuffed out.
What we noticed in the articles about it was that it was really her own damn fault.