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    I'd say he was empowering her (with power tools lol), and she obviously missed that memo...

    I think it is stupid to focus on the 'man' and 'woman' at the end of things... How about we just teach our children to not be so pedantic, and know that they can do whatever they want.

    To me, I always thought I could be an 'Actor'... The word did not mean 'man' to me. It meant acting. I would get confused when it was pointed out I would have to be an 'Actress'...

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    Not sexist.

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    No i don't think so but i guess i can see where your friend was coming from. Your father should have said 'someone' as opposed to a 'man' having to come and do the repairs.
    I personally hate it when people say or imply that i need a man do to something.

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    I also think it is the opposite of sexist. Wouldn't sexist be saying women need a man to do things for them? I agree with him.

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    Not sexist. My dad got me tools when he was visiting last. I was excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubmum View Post
    Yeah, but he's old, and in "his day" it was percieved that men do these jobs...I think he is all for wanting women to stand on their own two feet, yay! Not sexist at all.
    It makes me gag when someone will nitpick at a statement, pulling it apart into tiny threads, without looking at the overall message or social context. Very limited and defensive view of thinking.
    It's not nitpicking, its about teaching my children that they are equal.

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    I don't think he was being sexist, although I believe all people should have a set of power tools at home.

    Seriously, I do more handy work than DP. He is more likely to pay someone else to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    sexist would be to say that "Women can't use power tools and need a man to do it".

    I reckon your dad was not being sexist at all...more...equal opportunity!
    I agree with this!

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    I don't see it as sexist, if fact quite the opposite he seemed to be saying women were just as competent at doing handyman stuff and therefore should have the tools??

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    Not sexist. Practical and handy. Everyone should know how to wield a power tool. (I don't but plan to learn...one day).


 

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