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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    I'm not sure how she took that as being sexist. I agree with your dad entirely.
    How odd.
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    not sexist at all

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    Not sexist at all. Good on your dad.

    My Dad (who I love dearly and has 5 daughters) is useless when it comes to handy things. I truly don't think he could even change a car tyre. My sisters and I are pretty useless with handy stuff, even changing light bulbs.

    My hubby is a mechanic by trade and extremely handy in all areas and we have 3 daughters. We (ok, hubby) will be teaching/including our daughters when he fixes things to give them an idea and to help to be a bit more self sufficient! I wish I had more of a clue...

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    Nope not sexist... Good on him!

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    I agree, he is being the opposite of sexist. If my father were still around he would say the same as yours op

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    I think your dad is right.

    His comment is good commonsense, but could be interpreted as inherently sexist because it implies that only women need to learn to use power tools in order to not need a man. It implies that all men have an inherent skill as handymen.

    Plenty of men these days don't have a basic set of power tools in the house and wouldn't know how to use them even if they did. It isn't actually a gender issue anymore but has more to do with class or education.

    But that wasn't how your friend took it anyway, so I'm definitely reading more into it than needs to be.

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    Maybe they found it sexist that a "woman" - particularly a single one - should have power tools so they don't need a repair Person as opposed to its a good idea to have power tools etc.

    ...because it's not like men just use their bare hands for repairs, men also need powertools. And I've given birth to a boy so I know power tools don't come included

    Though my df has power tools.... I sometimes sincerely wish he didn't. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Maybe they found it sexist that a "woman" - particularly a single one - should have power tools so they don't need a repair Person as opposed to its a good idea to have power tools etc.

    ...because it's not like men just use their bare hands for repairs, men also need powertools. And I've given birth to a boy so I know power tools don't come included

    Though my df has power tools.... I sometimes sincerely wish he didn't. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Maybe they found it sexist that a "woman" - particularly a single one - should have power tools so they don't need a repair Person as opposed to its a good idea to have power tools etc.

    ...because it's not like men just use their bare hands for repairs, men also need powertools. And I've given birth to a boy so I know power tools don't come included

    Though my df has power tools.... I sometimes sincerely wish he didn't. Lol.

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    LOL! Yeah I guess you can look at it from all different angles, but it took me a good hour on the phone to convince my friend that my father meant no harm with his statement and that he was just a little old fashioned in his thinking.
    She didn't care though. As I mentioned before, she believes she has the right to not have any tools and to call a repair person whenever she wants.

    People will always find something to pick on. You just can't please them. Even a small well meant comment can be over-analyzed and turned into something negative

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    Not sexist. It's great that he is encouraging women to be independent.


 

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