Nope, sorry. Saying that a woman's place is in the home is sexist,
saying that women generally don't understand construction is not.
You go get a pool of 1,000 randomly selected women and see how many in
that pool understand construction. When you find the answer is -zero-
expand your pool to 10,000 and perhaps you'll find one or two. Do the
same for any other common generalization and you will find similar
These days, you could randomly select 1,000 males and see how many
understand construction, you may find more than with women but you also may
find very few. The same with car repairs. Those who have never done
construction nor auto mechanics will have no concept of what it entails, no
matter their sex. Women often base their decisions on visual appeal --
e.g.. makeup, house decorating, color of a car, clothing while men often
ignore these things and look behind the facade. The problem with these
"often do's" is that it fails to apply to everyone, we are all a mix of
emotion, logic and reason and what we think applies to one may not apply to
My wife understands construction because I taught her about it, now she
enjoys participating in all parts of it, even to mixing concrete and helping
in the pour, but now because she has health issues and little physical
strength, she will now work mainly on planning and support.
If there is a difference, I think males know less, because so much, or
most, or all of what they think they know about "construction" is
Women seem to not be so adverse to uttering the phrase "I don't know".
I would offer to open the door for you but I can tell that you are the type
who would be offended by that.
That would be the same type who does not recognize a joke when they see
because the chip on their shoulder is blocking their view of the world.
I realize this is completely anecdotal and a sample size of one, but I
have come to realize that my ex absorbed pretty much none of the
things that I tried to teach her about home repair/maintenance while
we were together. So *some* females just don't have the right mindset
(although they may be quite capable in other fields.)
On the flip side, I can think of several female EC PM's that I have
worked with and other than voice pitch and other physical differences
really didn't notice anything different from the male ones that I'm
On 12/24/2010 12:25 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I realize that you may find this hard to believe, but it really wasn't a
political statement. I just can't stand her. Listening to her speak is
like being forced to listen to Justin Bieber on endless repeat. How
anyone could find that admirable escapes me.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Palin reminds me of the parents you never see in the Charlie Brown movies.
Just the wah-wah-wah sound. Very borning and annoying.
Also, she's a bad actor. She's trying to act a certain way in public.
It's just not real. I don't know about her TV show. I've never watched
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.