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    I can lift 340 pounds on my legs and bench press 120. At my fittest I lift what the men do, in many cases more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    I have a suspicion that most women are stronger than they think. I'm reasonably strong and do weight lifting. Just this weekend I put that to good use and DF and I manually broke up a concrete slab about 3m x 2.5m and loaded it piece by piece into a wheelbarrow, wheeled from the backyard to the front yard then lifted it piece by piece into a skip. We also knocked down 2 brick walls, again manually taking it piece by piece to the skip. We 3/4 filled a 6 cupic metre skip. *shows of biceps*
    I think this every day. I feel almost sad that women half put themselves in the box of soft work as only men can do it! when they can and do it all the time. Carrying a pregnant belly can be up to 11kilo's extra weight just on their body a day....when their labour intensive partners do 18 kilo's for 8-9hrs a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamermummy View Post
    The only thing that annoys me about feminism is the statement "Women can do anything men can do." While I agree with it, it's very conditional.

    Our bodies are built differently to males, both sexes can swing an axe for example... but 95% of the time a man is 'better' suited to cut down a tree. To say that we are equally suited for every job is wrong.

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    my hubby worked with 2 female firefighters when he was in the service, he said they were awesome and no different to be guys!

    Maybe it's something I grew up with with 6 brothers, but I have always been raised to think that a female can do anything a male can.

    I am pretty sure this train of thought comes down to how our children are taught gender roles from birth, walked down a toy aisle lately?

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    Women don't NOT take up trades because they think they're not strong enough! Women don't do it because they think they 'shouldn't'! Because they're intimidated by a male-dominated industry, which we know for a fact is tough to break into because of a lack of support. We've all heard stories about females who have struggled with alienation, sexism and outright bullying just for bring in a job that is considered 'unfeminine'. My younger sister did nit know what to do after school and I suggested doing a trade, she laughed and so did everyone around (dad and step-mum) like it was a joke. She is tough as nuts and kick-boxes every day, but no way would she consider doing a trade. She later admitted to me she wishes she had have not been so intimidated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I can lift 340 pounds on my legs and bench press 120. At my fittest I lift what the men do, in many cases more

    At my peak fitness I could leg press 225kg and bench 70kg. I could also do 100+ unassisted sit ups. (I had to stop leg pressing high numbers do to knee issues though. )

    Then I went and had babies...

    A few weeks ago I 'broke' a 20 something year old bloke in boxing class - I can throw quite strong punches On a different occasion in boxing class I was partnered with a military bloke and made him work a good sweat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    I love that you came into the discussion headoverfeet! How funny to be comparing Childcare workers with forklift drivers thinking they were polar opposites. Apparently there's a forklift driving Childcare worker just around the corner!
    I know, I was reading along having a giggle at the comparison too


    @gamermummy I'd be interested to hear if you have ever considered the ramifications of the hypersexualization of females in gaming? Just assuming you play a lot of games given your username. My hubby is a gamer and it's something that really really bugs the boogers out of me.

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    I believe there is a lot of sensationalism and misguided whinging when it comes to women being disadvantaged. A lot of the time the disadvantage comes from hair actions and life choices rather than someone treating them differently. Receiving special treatment is also counter productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Women don't NOT take up trades because they think they're not strong enough! Women don't do it because they think they 'shouldn't'! Because they're intimidated by a male-dominated industry, which we know for a fact is tough to break into because of a lack of support. We've all heard stories about females who have struggled with alienation, sexism and outright bullying just for bring in a job that is considered 'unfeminine'. My younger sister did nit know what to do after school and I suggested doing a trade, she laughed and so did everyone around (dad and step-mum) like it was a joke. She is tough as nuts and kick-boxes every day, but no way would she consider doing a trade. She later admitted to me she wishes she had have not been so intimidated.
    If the woman doesn't have the balls to do something then that's not sexism/being treated differently. That's just her being a woos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If the woman doesn't have the balls to do something then that's not sexism/being treated differently. That's just her being a woos.
    i kind of want to slap you

    all human bodies can do what each other can do within reason. a 6'10 man and a 4'12 man are not the same physically but mentally they are.

    a 6'10 woman and a 6'10 man are equal and most likely the female is stronger and can kick the mans ****.

    if we are looking at purely female male heights in the workplace to say that a woman is less then a man then they are irralivant

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    When I think about 'Feminism' - the 'door opening thing' doesn't even enter my head.
    To mention it totally diminishes [imo] the reasons that feminism is NEEDED, worldwide.
    I stopped reading the thread to say - exactly my thoughts!

    This is a red herring to what feminism is actually about.

    *trots back to page 2 to continue*

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