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    Definitely not sexist at all

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    Not sexist at all. My Dad made me change a tyre before I was allowed to take the car out do I would know what to do if one blew. Has been very handy over the years! He also bought me a tool box when I moved out and he and Mum taught me how to do things. She's very handy too, so I've grown up thinking I can fix things

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    Silly lady. He's right!

    As an aside, I say postman/policeman/alderman etc and have no issue with it. DS is perfectly capable of seeing that women can do anything blokes can do without me joining the PC-gone-mad crowd I believe we lead by example, not labeling.

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    Did your friends explain HOW they thought it was sexist?


    Maybe because your dad assumed that they didn't have any power tools in teh first place? - that's the only way I can take it as sexist, or like PPs have mentioned that he said a handyMAN would come to their rescue rather than a handyWOMAN??

    Personally - I have bought, own and have the knowledge of how to use MORE of the tools in our garage compared to DP, HE is a 'ring someone else who knows how to do it' kinda person (or as a sexist person would say, 'he is a bit of a girl ' )

    I've even though about starting up a small 'handywoman' business, doing small yard and around teh home jobs for some people who prefer a woman coming in to their home.

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    Yes, I agree with the man statement, but as PP's have said, my father is in his late 60's and in the older days (power)tools were more a male thing. He did not mean anything bad with saying the word "man". It's just his age talking

    I too want DS to learn about equality and that is why I am glad that dad has donated some unused tools to me. DS saw me drill holes and saw wood last week. He also always comes to me with a broken toy knowing I will fix it. "Mummy broken! Mummy fix it please".


    I had a chat with my friend after that and asked her why she thought it was sexist. She said it was her right as a woman to call upon a man to fix things for her
    It had nothing to do with my father saying "instead of asking a man". She didn't care about that part.

    By the way, how many women here say "repairman" and not "repairwoman"? Even spell check only recognizes repairman as a legit word. Bad BubHub!

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    Not at all sexist as he clearly believes woman are capable of looking after themselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Yes, I agree with the man statement, but as PP's have said, my father is in his late 60's and in the older days (power)tools were more a male thing. He did not mean anything bad with saying the word "man". It's just his age talking

    I too want DS to learn about equality and that is why I am glad that dad has donated some unused tools to me. DS saw me drill holes and saw wood last week. He also always comes to me with a broken toy knowing I will fix it. "Mummy broken! Mummy fix it please".


    I had a chat with my friend after that and asked her why she thought it was sexist. She said it was her right as a woman to call upon a man to fix things for her
    It had nothing to do with my father saying "instead of asking a man". She didn't care about that part.

    By the way, how many women here say "repairman" and not "repairwoman"? Even spell check only recognizes repairman as a legit word. Bad BubHub!

    bahahaha....she was cross because he was infringing on her right to play helpless female....and called him sexist???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post


    I had a chat with my friend after that and asked her why she thought it was sexist. She said it was her right as a woman to call upon a man to fix things for her
    It had nothing to do with my father saying "instead of asking a man". She didn't care about that part.
    Your friend needs to use her 'right' to an education to learn and understand the meaning of 'sexist'!!!

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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!
    totally agree!!!

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    Yeah looking back now, she's always been a bit of a no-brainer :-\
    Oh well, even no-brainers need friends, I guess?


 

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