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Topic: Feminist Toolbox (Women use tools too dernit!!)  (Read 27201 times)
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2006 12:45:26 PM »


I'm a tool maniac ... and couldn't find a tool belt that was fitting so I had to modify one, a plus you could add to your feminist tool kit!
What a fab idea!!!  What a great thing to add to the gift, thanks so much!!!

« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2006 12:50:17 PM »

ohh thats an awesome tool box i want it!!!
i love the quotes
-i signed up for the manufacturing course at my school but i couldn't take it because it was only offered at the same time as fashion lol. so i asked what the constuction course covered and the teacher told me it wasn't really a "girl" class  Shocked that mad me pretty mad considering ive had that teacher before and hes usually really fair...so i signed up for that course lol. im the only girl in it hehe
ps my dad bought me a tool set for my eigth birthday, i was a cool kid lol

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2006 01:30:17 PM »

Oooh!  Hey guys, check these out!
Some awesome toolbelts made by fellow craftsters!!  Lucille you totally inspired me!

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2006 06:53:41 PM »

What a fantastic gift!! I <3 that hammer!! I'm sure she'll love it!

It's also nice to hear some other awesome women who wanted tools for presents.  My mom was shocked when I asked for a drill for my birthday last year! I got it though!

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2006 04:47:08 AM »

Yep, I believe that all women should have their own tools and I am so jealous of that box.  If someone made me one of those I would know they loved me.  That was a very thoughtful gift, I love it.

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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2006 04:59:02 AM »

I'm so inspired to do that to my toolbox now! We have his and hers toolboxes as I'm not prepared to share mine! Cheesy It's just boring grey at the moment. My wonderful Dad set me up with it when I went to uni, and I got all of his tools that he started with so they have such wonderful memories attached to them. I used to spend hours in the garage soldering things and making freaky objects and watching Dad mend things when I was little. No barbie's for me Wink

« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2006 07:33:45 AM »

I Love It.Awesome job.  I would love to have a toolbox like this.  You may have inspired me to give it a try.  My husband complains when "his" tools are misplaced (and 9 times out of 10 he's the one who misplaced them).  If I had my own toolbox and tools, he'd just have to clam up about it, huh!  Ha

Anyway, you did great job and your friend is very lucky to have a friend like you. 

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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2006 07:57:21 AM »

That is awesome! I think I'll have to make something like that, too, if I ever learn how to use tools.

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« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2006 08:00:35 AM »

i think it's awesome.  i love the quotes, and it shows that you were really thoughtful and wanted to have the perfect gift for your friend...and i think you found it.

that said, i have to say, and i mean no disrespect to your work, but, Rosie and other war-time images of women working are often not empowering for women.  They are propaganda pure and simple.  The women always have their hair and makeup perfect behind their bandanas and welding masks... the message behind their images was, "you need to work for the war, but as soon as you're done, go back to your home because that's your real place in society."  Our society, however, does not often look past propaganda so culturally we've accepted these images as feminist...

ok, i've finished my rant.  it's cute. it's a lovely and thoughtful present for your friend.  cheers.

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2006 03:10:49 PM »

since we're sharing our sexism regarding DIY stories, last christmas I was thinking I wanted to learn how to fix maintain etc my own car. my brother and dad are both pretty technical and can pretty much fix anything (I am deadly serious between them they should open a baber surgeon's, mechanics, computer repairs, cobblery, seamstressing, and carpenters)  so we were sitting around and I said "hey could you guys teach me about cars?" fully expecting an "ok" "after my beer" "if you get me another beer" "later" but not for every male in the room to pull the what the flip face and burst out laughing. I'm still angry.

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