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Men's Sheds: "outdated, laughable sexism"?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:09 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Apr 16, 2012

While we're wholehearted supporters of the Men's Sheds movement which is gaining pace around the world, it's interesting to hear another point of view. In the Taranaki Daily News , Rachel Stewart makes her case against the establishment of men's sheds in New Zealand (but by extension in other countries as well) in a very forceful manner asking herself: "Is it the outdated, laughable sexism that bothers me or the sheer effrontery?" Here's a snippet: "Bottom line, the thing that really sticks in my craw is the fact that men, particularly white ones, are seldom aware of just how easy their life really is, and has been, by sheer virtue of the fact that they have dangly bits. The world has been their oyster but yet some of them still want their subsidised man cave to hole up in. Poor babies... Where am I going with this? Well, rather than ask the public to help fund older male wants versus needs, the very few men wanting this shed could always go out and volunteer face-to-face with the public. That would really assist with their sense of wellbeing and get them out of the house - a constant refrain of the Men's Shed." Do have a look at the rest of the article and then let us know what you think in the comments below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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