Everett marvels that an 1880s technology is still in use, yet identifies traces of gender discrimination: women's bike frames were designed such that they wouldn't have to open their legs
wide in a dress.
There are girls who want to open their legs
to every Tom, Dick and Harry but they are rubbish.
The dancers could not open their legs
past shoulder-width, or kick higher or bend farther than 45 degrees, forward or back.
Meanwhile the route for Ann Widdecombe, Felicity Kendal, Pamela Stephenson and Angela Rippon (all 60-plus and non-fit) to appear on our screens, is to don a cleavage-revealing leotard, open their legs
and get their crotch hurled so high it appears in every newspaper the next day.
Quickly, and in time with the music but not annoyingly so, they flick their wrists, open their legs
to second position and bounce twice in plie.