Opening a Can of Foot-in-Mouth

On Saturday I changed the oil in my car. It was the first time I had ever done it by myself. I’m not especially mechanically inclined, but I’m also not utterly hopeless, and I enjoy learning to do things like that. It gives me a strange sense of satisfaction.

I imagine that this feeling of satisfaction would also come to a woman who did the same thing, but we tend to think of it as more of a male thing. So, if fixing things is the stereotypically male way to accomplish something, what would cause the same feeling of accomplishment for a woman?

(Please note that I’m not looking to get into an argument. I freely admit that every woman on the planet can do everything better than I can; what I’m talking about here is stereotypes.)


Stephanie said...

Finally having the whole house absolutely clean!