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Topic: Feminist Toolbox (Women use tools too dernit!!)  (Read 23312 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 #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.

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!

« 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!

Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle.

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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

« 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
« 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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