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Bay State badass

Title
Bay State badass / edited by Team Smash Em Up
Published
Cambridge, MA: Team Smash Em Up, 2011-
Description
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary
This zine was provoked by a survey in Boston that showed 72% of bicyclists are men. In issue 1, Team Smash Em Up has compiled articles and comics on bicycling laws in Cambridge, riding defensively, bicycling and anarchy, bike independence and safety, a videography of women riding bikes in music videos, sex work and an essay on the bicycle frame as a gendered object. The editors interview a woman bicycle mechanic and a female bike messenger. There is also an accident report insert, just in case. Issue 2 details home deĢcor with used bike parts, bike laws, biking women with tumblr and other blog links, physical therapy after being hit by a taxi, bike types and bike fitting for women, and interviews with queer pedicab operators.
This zine was provoked by a survey in Boston that showed 72% of bicyclists are men. In issue 1, Team Smash Em Up has compiled articles and comics on bicycling laws in Cambridge, riding defensively, bicycling and anarchy, bike independence and safety, a videography of women riding bikes in music videos, sex work and an essay on the bicycle frame as a gendered object. The editors interview a woman bicycle mechanic and a female bike messenger. There is also an accident report insert, just in case. Issue 2 details home decor with used bike parts, bike laws, biking women with tumblr and other blog links, physical therapy after being hit by a taxi, bike types and bike fitting for women, and interviews with queer pedicab operators. Issue 3 is the Revenge Issue, featuring stories about aggressive drivers, pollution caused by cars, and ways that biking and veganism can let you have revenge on both.
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Contents
FIRST ISSUE
Defending lady-centricity
Laws & rights
Smashies / new litany for survival
(un)official sanctimony
Strategy against smashery
Safety & etiquette summary
I wasn't kidding about the celebrities
Cambridge advisory
Gendered frames FTL
Getting to work
Musical interlude
Reflections & conclusions
NUMBER TWO
Swag cat vs. the law
DIY bike accessorizing
Martha Coakley & the bus sandwich
Bike/life metaphor
Media review
Bike tailspin
SMASH!
Bike shop review/plug
Crucifuxion!
Events & announcements
Bike-fitting guide : Intro ; Which bike is right for you? ; The bike & yr body
Cambridge advisory pt. 2
A coming of age rite
Bike shop lady interview 01
Bike delivery lady interview 0393804
Good advice
Old school bike dyke interview!
Man-hating dyke seeks male perspective
Outro
NUMBER THREE
Gone west
Uphill both ways
Able-ism & biking naked
Gone west part II
bike workshop love
How the fuck do you draw a bike?
Brat brigade <3 Satan
Obituaries
Overlooked casualties
Adrienne's safety corner
Best bike shop
Bay State ingrage
Adrienne hates bike paths
Sabotage & prankin
Frankenbike
Albany to Boston
Outro
Notes
No. 2 subtitled "The come at me, bro issue."
No. 3 subtitled "The revenge issue."
No. 1-2 gift of one of the editors, donated in 2012.
No. 3 purchased at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest held at Barnard College in 2014.
Language
English
Format
Journal Journal/Periodical
Acquired On
June 15, 2014
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