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April 19, 2017

The women of the Hell’s Angels were bad, brassy, bombshell ‘old ladies’


“One thing about the Angels that I found fascinating,
and something I’d never given much thought to before I started photographing them, was the role that the women played,” he said. “The girls weren’t there in chains, or against their will or anything. They had to want that life if they were going to be accepted by the Angels. These guys were kings of the road. I don’t think they ever felt they had to look around for girls. Girls would come to them, and they would take their pick. And then they’d tell them where to sit and what to do.” - - TimeLine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 19, 2017 6:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"Bad, brassy bombshells"? Maybe. Some, apparently, were battered. Hunter S. Thompson terminated his Hell's Angels research after being stomped on for intervening in an old lady's beatdown. The Angels have a rather dubious reputation regarding their treatment of women back in the day, whether deserved or not I can't say. Here's a counterpoint to the romanticizing of the article's "female conspirators on the long road to freedom."
Start the video at around 4:00.

Posted by: Bunny at April 19, 2017 11:34 AM

Known as scooter tramps.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at April 19, 2017 3:26 PM

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