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Bicycle face was a fictitious disease invented by the medical establishment of the 19th century used predominately to discourage women from cycling.

Bicycle face - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


In 1890s Europe and the US, bicycles were seen by many as an instrument of feminism: they gave many women a measure of increased mobility, began to redefine Victorian ideas about femininity, and were eagerly taken up by many women active in the suffrage movement. Bikes helped stoke dress reform movements, which aimed to reduce Victorian restrictions on clothes and undergarments so that women could wear clothes that allowed them to engage in physical activities. 

The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face" - Vox