PeteHargreaves wrote: housework...conventionally girlie things.
Since when is doing housework a girlie thing?????? My mother returned to school when I was just starting my teen years. What major luck that was for me. First she finished her grade 12 - I guess when she was young, making babies was more important to her than school - then she attended university and got a degree. So she had no time to do housework. That was her story
, at least. Busy busy student! Hit the books and study hard equals degree. So guess who got stuck with doing all
the housework? Me, that's who.
Vacuum floors, dust...ehhh, was there ever more useless
housework invented than dusting?
I rated that tops for useless. But it needs done
, the student said. Dust is evil. And oil any wood surfaces too, why not. Dusting isn't just 'knock it about', hey. Dusting is more than just redistributing the dust, she said. You gotta make it disappear. Laundry, scrub toilet, shop for groceries...the whole nine yards. I did it all.
My mother's idea of doing housework was: make some coffee, please. And I'd be like...sure, mom, some Maxwell House will be percolating before you know it. You just put your feet up and take it easy. I know attending university is really draining
I grew up thinking of housework as a very masculine
activity. I knew I was male...and I was doing it...so hey...it's a male
thing. In fact, I got the idea - kind of drilled into me - that there is nothing more manly than housework.
So the women who naively assume that we men are not house-broken...ha ha ha, make me laugh
, why not. I probably do all those things better than most women!
Anyway. Real men do housework
. There is nothing effeminate about it. Whatever needs done needs done. When you're a bachelor, you just do it. Or...you live in a pig sty. No good.