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Topic: Feminist Toolbox (Women use tools too dernit!!)  (Read 21041 times)
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« on: February 23, 2006 08:48:25 PM »

My good friend is a big time feminist...and loves to be able to do things that are normally considered male activities.  So, I thought the perfect gift would be to create a feminist toolbox.  I bought a plain toolbox at Target and decoupaged it with various feminist pictures, quotes, and photos of strong women role models. 

The quote says: Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in high heels.

Here's the backside:

Katharine Hepburn: If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun

I got inspired by all the supercool magnets on this site and used some of those glass marbles to magnify various pics. 

I also added a few embellishments on some of the tools inside. 



I hope she likes it, tell me what you think!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006 08:53:30 PM »

I LOVE IT!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006 10:46:01 PM »

that is a great idea AND it looks fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006 11:46:30 PM »

 wow I love it.
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and he said unto the people of the hills and valleys " and all ye who eat brunch shall be damned to hell" and unto the people of the plains and seas "ditto"
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006 08:07:45 AM »

wow, thanks guys!  I'm stoked to give it to her now!
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006 08:13:13 AM »

As a feminist I love it! Good job.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006 08:42:11 AM »

That is an inspiring sight and an incredible gift - your friend is very fortunate!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006 08:58:03 AM »

That's great!  All girls should have their own tools.  Little story here:  my dad sent me to college with a small toolset and a drill.  I asked a guy to help put up my loft and he said he'd go borrow tools.  No, says I, I have a set of tools.  After that, all the guys came to borrow my tools - I was extremely popular!LOL

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006 10:17:52 AM »

oh wow! That's an awesome gift and an awesome job!  I want one!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2006 10:22:22 AM »

so much cooler than those damn flowered sets that they sell for women now.  have you seen those things?  no self-respecting woman would ever use them. 

i asked my boyfriend for an cordless drill/screwdriver for christmas.  he wouldn't get it for me because, "isn't that something a guy asks for?"  fortunately, "santa" knew better  Wink  (maybe it's because santa is a woman who uses tools as well Wink)
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