An Australian woman is fighting back against her country's compulsory bike helmet law, calling it sexist.
Sue Abbott of Scone, New South Wales, was fined $153 this week in Adelaide for not wearing her helmet, but it wasn't the first time. She told Adelaide Now she has been fined a dozen of times but she refused to pay and police have even seized her bicycle and sold it to pay her fines.
"It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair -- and women have told me that's one of the factors (for not riding bikes)," she told the newspaper.
In a YouTube video on her blog, Abbott said she has never worn a helmet, including when she lived in Europe. She has no plans to start.
She is riding in a bike helmet protest Thursday afternoon in Adelaide to protest the country's helmet law.