By Casby Bias
Jul. 17, 2012
A pullcord on a transit bus embarassed a Marquette University student Tuesday on 91st and Fon Du Lac. The cord didn't work from the 19-year-old yanking it numerous times.
Casby Bias, a journalism major at the Diederich College of Communication, said she worried the incident that made her look as though she lacked the power of pulling a string
confirmed to riders the stereotype that women "were weak."
"What was wrong with the bus?" Bias said. "Does it enjoy finding new ways to humiliate and annoy me?"
She also said that she ran into more mental discomfort because a man on the other side of the bus, who pulled the cord on his side for her, recommended she pull harder next time she rode the bus. But Bias recognized the situation as only a bus technical difficulty because she never usually had to tug so hard on a bus's pullstring before.
"And the guy had the nerve to say, 'You just got to pull it,'" Bias said. "I would've loved to stay on that bus longer to see what that individual would say to the next victim on my side who also ran into that same technical problem."