Women doing "manly" jobs

Women doing "manly" jobs

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
My wife is a beast! We are getting ready to build a new home and my wife has done some amazing things while I'm at work. Yesterday she dismantled our entire deck in under a few hours. When I returned home my friends gave her crap saying that she schould leave all this to me and paint rooms instead. I was pissed to say the least. I think it's sexy as hell that my wife can do these things without a "man" helping her. I actually think it's BS for people to think she can't or shouldn't.
Does anyone else in the EF world do manly jobs and get crap over doing so?
11/02/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
I don't, but then I'm a weakling. I think it's wonderful when women can do such things though.
11/02/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I don't, but then I'm a weakling. I think it's wonderful when women can do such things though.
I love it. She is a tiny little thing and I'm shocked to see her lifting these heavy ass book shelves and stuff out of the house. It needs to be repeated, my wife is a BEAST!
11/02/2012
FantasyMonroe FantasyMonroe
I think every woman should be able to do anything a man can do. Most women are handicapped because they grew up learning that men should do all the work while we sit and take or home and kids. My opinion is that it's pure bs, when my time comes to have children I will teach my daughters how to do a mans job because it is important. You don't have to wait for a man to change your tire, do your oil, fix a leaky sink, clean gutters etc... I don't want my children growing up depending on a man for things they can do themselves. I agree with you 100% Ron
11/02/2012
jr2012 jr2012
any work I do is appreciated. I love woodworking and fixing things, and I know how to weld (though that doesn't come up very often).

If I got crap for that I would be pissed!
11/02/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
Whenever I need something done I usually do it myself especially when I'm home and my partner isn't. I'm very impatient so my partner often comes home to the furniture rearranged. The stuff is definitely heavy, and most of our house is carpet so it actually involves lifting rather than scooting.

It's great when women can do the manly jobs!
11/02/2012
Ansley Ansley
I try, but physics is just against me. Go figure. (I did change the clutch in my car once and I've done some other car-related work.)

Tell your wife she's amazing!!
11/02/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I've done some "manly" things before and gotten flack for it. I say good for your wife! I think strength is sexy, too!
11/02/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I'm the one my friends call on during moves. Whenever there's a job requiring physical strength, I'm usually just referred to as "The Viking".

A friend's father expressed concern when I backed up to a moving truck and told them to start loading mattresses on my back so I could carry them to my friend's 3rd-floor walk-up, but my friend just secured them with a tie, put them on my back, and let me go. When I got back downstairs a couple minutes later to get the two boxsprings, I didn't hear another word about it.
11/02/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I do many jobs and I love it. Why shouldn't we? I do have a hard time getting things loose when I'm working on my car, though. ._.;
11/02/2012
Beck Beck
I'm short and stocky, so I can do some "manly" jobs well. However, I cannot open my own wine bottle.
11/02/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Beck
I'm short and stocky, so I can do some "manly" jobs well. However, I cannot open my own wine bottle.
Argh, I can't do that either. I'm not tall enough to get the leverage right.
11/02/2012
js250 js250
I rebuild and restore vintage and classic motorcycles. I do the engine work, sanding and paint prep. I also am a half-baked carpenter, can do all the work on my 350 Chevy motor and am a basic tomboy with a girly girl side. My husband is proud that I am mechanically inclined and like doing these projects--takes the pressure off him and allows him to do the projects he enjoys as well.

Great job to your wife!! Glad you are proud of her, tell your friends they just wish they had a woman that could partner up and help too!! And for those women who do not know how to or have no interest--you have your own strengths that contribute, be proud of your contributions as well!!
11/02/2012
TWE112 TWE112
If she can do it and she wants to why shouldn't she?
11/02/2012
closed account closed account
i've learned how to do some household repairs and remodeling out of necessity. i don't subscribe to the idea of mens work vs womens work. some women i've dated were handier than some men.
11/02/2012
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