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05-08-2012 21:42 #41
05-08-2012 21:45 #42-
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not sexist at all
05-08-2012 21:57 #43
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...
05-08-2012 22:10 #44
Nope not sexist... Good on him!
05-08-2012 22:27 #45
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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05-08-2012 23:35 #46
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.
06-08-2012 00:20 #47
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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06-08-2012 00:34 #48
06-08-2012 00:40 #49-
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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
06-08-2012 06:19 #50
Not sexist. It's great that he is encouraging women to be independent.
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