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Topic: Feminist Toolbox (Women use tools too dernit!!)  (Read 22367 times)
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« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2006 08:06:57 PM »

Just saw this post and had to reply!  I love the toolbox.  Glad your friend did too. 
 My father was a firm believer that if I needed something fixed to go to him or my brother.  But when it came time for me to move out I asked him to show me how to change my oil and fix minor annoyances with my car.  The only thing he did was show me how to check my oil and change my wipers.  He borrowed my truck a couple of months later and returned it with a blown headlight with a promise to fix it the first available opportunity.  Imagine his surprise when he returned later that day and I had already replaced both to be on the safe side.  Luckily I married a man that is glad that I want to know how to fix stuff.  But I will never forget the look he had when I asked him to show me how to change my oil!  He bought me my own toolbox and was going to fill it with necessary tools until he decided it would be cheaper just to let me use his and if they went missing just asked me where they were. He proudly informs my dad that if something needed fixing that I am usually the one to fix it!
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« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2006 06:22:43 PM »

O.k. I guess my question would be, would you consider it "normal" with stay-at-home-dads in the U.S.? Would it be commented on? common? strange? difficult? Just wondering a bit about the gender climate. (Not that it's all that good in Sweden either by the way. In many circles it would be considered strange for a man to stay at home with the children more than he has to, but i's getting better.)

Actually, the friend that i made this toolbox for had a stay-at-home dad for the majority of her life...he is the epitome of the all-American macho man (i.e. likes to work on cars and such) AND he is the coolest...not at all feels immasculated by his at-home role.  Power to switchin up the gender roles eh?  Wink
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« Reply #82 on: October 08, 2006 10:05:14 AM »

O.k. I guess my question would be, would you consider it "normal" with stay-at-home-dads in the U.S.? Would it be commented on? common? strange? difficult? Just wondering a bit about the gender climate. (Not that it's all that good in Sweden either by the way. In many circles it would be considered strange for a man to stay at home with the children more than he has to, but i's getting better.)

Actually, the friend that i made this toolbox for had a stay-at-home dad for the majority of her life...he is the epitome of the all-American macho man (i.e. likes to work on cars and such) AND he is the coolest...not at all feels immasculated by his at-home role.  Power to switchin up the gender roles eh?  Wink

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LOL So Great ! I am so doing that for my nieces!! ...my brother * whos very macho and non crafty* did something reallyweird for my 16th bday he said he was going to tale me to dinner so i dressed up and it was good then half way home he pulled over and said " Change the Tire" I'm like WHAT! I;m in a skirt and Heels! Bingo says Bro ... If I know you can do this in all that girly crap I never have to worry about some psycho guy chaging your tire and kidnapping you!   Then as a gift he gave me a jack , lug wrench and some various small tools **** All spray pianted Bright metallica blue *my fav* ....such a great bro!
Wow.... You're brother's a good guy.


Love the tools. This is great idea. I think I'll do something like this for a few friends for Christmas this year.

My Papa bought me a tool kit years ago because I was always taking his. Sure was glad when I moved out and we had to put together the bed, the entertainment center, ect. because my boy didn't own a screwdriver, pliers, nothing.

He teases me about being a "fem-nazi" but I just tell him he's just mad because when he finds a spider he comes screaming to me to dispose of it.
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« Reply #83 on: December 13, 2006 09:14:07 AM »

I LOVE this tool box!!! I have a purple crowbar but it never crossed my mind to turn all of my tools into something so cool Smiley
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« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2006 09:14:26 AM »

Awesome idea! I love it... I love it!

Honestly, it's just that freaking cool.
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« Reply #85 on: December 14, 2006 02:13:45 PM »

I love the hammer to death.

I broke mine a few months ago and I miss it every day.

(and its true! every woman should have a good tool kit. And what tools I dont have, I steal from the boyfriend, never to be seen by him again.)
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« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2006 10:27:41 PM »

Haha, that's awesome. And it's pink. Classic.
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« Reply #87 on: December 17, 2006 01:32:51 AM »

best idea ever.
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« Reply #88 on: December 17, 2006 09:34:23 AM »

This is amazing. I've always been one to own my own toolset and I couldn't be prouder to see one as beautiful as this! Way to go!
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