My poor dad got into trouble after telling me and some single mum friends of mine, that women (single ones especially) should have a proper set of (power)tools at home so they can do some simple maintenance and repairing without having to call upon a man to do it for them.
One of my friends told him that that was a very sexist thing to say
I, on the other hand, agree. I have never had the need for men to fix something simple for me. I love DIY projects too. I can even do some standard maintenance on my own car, if my back allows me to.
I don't think my father was sexist. If anything, he was being feminist when believing women should be able to do some things for themselves, like changing a tyre, drill holes and hang up paintings,oiling a squeaky door, etc.
So what do you think? Was his statement sexist?