Ladies, you can do it…
Any of you ladies getting tired of hearing that "even you" can use a pole saw, or a power washer…or whatever?
I cringe whenever they make that statement, myself. I know a lot of guys that can’t do anything for themselves. There are just as many fragile and delicate men, as there are women, out there.
They should really stop making women seem weak.
Thanks everyone! I did not even notice I grew an extra star!
Congratulations! Two U Both! :smileyvery-happy:
the difference with me is yes I can do it but I would much much rather have my big brawny hubs do it instead! lol
I am all about letting me be a girly girl. I lke my role as a woman but I also know (been there done that) that I can do those "manly" things if I must! lol
I love it that there are females out there that enjoy that type of thing though. My daughter is def more hands on do yourself type than I am. As are my bff’s!
Always have, always will. I have my own toolkit and know how to use it. Sexism is as obsolete as the rules that had we girls limited to half court and three dribbles in basketball. Maybe the world will be more enlightened by the time I die…but I won’t hold my breath. (Trying for a bit of humor in the end)
Yes, we can see evidence all around us and on the news that females are not delicate, weak creatures. They are even more savage than men. Last night I watched on the news a sack of females publically gang beating some person. Actually, that wasn’t the first time I’d seen something like that. I’ve been seeing that kind of thing on the news for the past few or more years. For some reason, access to areas that were once male dominated has perverted the female psyche. Females have increasingly become more violent; they engage in road rage, fist fights, terroristic behavior on social media, and aggressive, pugilistic sports.
I didn’t think there was anything wrong with being the ‘fairer sex.’ It meant that women were more compassionate, patient, thoughtful, and inclined to solve things calmly. Now with all of this ‘I can be a man too’ garbage, females have lost their altruistic qualities and have turned into feral animals. I say let’s go back to the old days when women wore dresses and acted like civilized human beings.
So true Catty!
My health went down the tubes basically in one day after a car crash. I still care how I look but sexy is subjective and you look silly trying too hard. My opinion. Marla isn’t that bad but she is realistic because after menopause I do have bits I preferred covered. I don’t think she is saying it’s ugly but just truthful that women probably of all ages are self conscious. She doesn’t tick me off like Diane Gilman. Marla does make sexy clothes tastefully. I don’t take her talk as negative really. She is just trying to explain how she designs. I like her. She is hysterical and her clothes are very youthful. You think?
I have to do many repairs and maintenance myself. I can use a variety of power tools and worked in manchine shops. So I know many women who are not delicate creatures. Great post Carlos.
Great post! You forgot about the turkey neck, sagging, wrinkles, dull skin, old looking hands, dry flaking skin, no eyebrows, feathering lip color, women having private summers, ugh…makes menopausal women a bunch of sweaty wrecks. I am appalled by the constant private summers by the hosts and vendors constantly. I am in menopause and I don’t sweat all the time and neither do I know any other menopausal women walking around drenched. Makes for a natural aging process to be nasty and ugly. Sure if they keep doing this any single divorced woman who is in the dating scene will never get a man to go near her. Stop making menopause ugly!!!
At first, I thought this was going to be a thread about Tony Little. LOL!
Unfortunately, I think most females like being seen as helpless. I think THEY think they will lose out on capturing a guy if they come across as too competent and don’t play the dumb, physically weak routine. Also, retail hosts don’t exactly take a progressive, evolved stance when selling to a group of females. They’re still telling females that most of their value resides in being "sexy." You know the pitch: Ladies, cover up those stumpy legs! Make them long and lean! OH NONO! Shave off all of your body hair! Be sexy! Wear shape-wear! It’s sexy! Wear high heels! It’s sexy! Blah, blah, blah. So why should the sales pitch be any less sexist when selling power gadgets or tools?
Thank you Carlos for this statement. I grew up a tomboy so I hate it too when it is assumed women are just so so delicate.
I drove my car to a gas station, parked it, and lifted the hood of the car.
This guy tells me, "What is wrong?" I said, "I think it is low on oil." He said,"I will help you!"
I thought, YAY! I do not have to do this. A man is going to help me.
I go inside the store and buy a couple of quarts of oil.
I come outside and grab a couple of towels and place the quarts of oil on the ground.
This whole time the same guy is standing by the front of the car.
I stand there for a few seconds in awkward silence. He does nothing!
I pull out the dipstick. He said, "What are you doing?" I said, "I am checking the oil."
He said, "That’s where you check it!" :womanembarrassed:
This guy appeared to be in his 50’s. Seriously? How does a male get to that age and not know how to check the oil?
Carlos!..I agree with you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here in this house..If I want something done right I do it myself..
I bought myself a pole chain saw and other power tools"for me."
My Honey is a body bulider for over 50 years!..He can’t be "trusted" with tools..He’s too strong..LOL
He’s only allowed only use his John Deere riding mower and his snow blower.
He once tried to change a faucet..tightened everything too much.and cracked the pipes and commections..I kid you not!
.It cost us more than double..We had to get a second faucet, needed pipes replaced..and the cost of the plumber… The best.. the plumber was a woman!!!!!!!!!..
Will never let him live that one down..LOL
Certain things like car repairs, electrical and plumbing I call a professional…even these things I won’t mess with..
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
08.01.15 12:16 AM