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Old 10-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Really- this woman right here:



I'd hire her for certain... work...
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Ah-h-h-h, but there's a huge LEGAL difference between procreational and recreational employments.
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Ah-h-h-h, but there's a huge LEGAL difference between procreational and recreational employments.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:11 AM   #86 (permalink)
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The rarity of women who work on cars is case in point, whether as hobby or as profession. The savings in money, over a decade, points to the garage as being more important than the kitchen..
A family that cooks, bottles, cans and preserves its own food saves more over time than one that buys pre-packaged foodstuff. And if they can earn a little on the side from cooking goods for sale, so much the better.

A person who doesn't own a car or need one... who uses the barest minimum transportation possible... like public transport, a bicycle or a motorcycle, doesn't have to spend on a garage. It's only people who need to travel a huge number of miles a day (say... home service providers, contractors, taxi drivers) who will see a big benefit from car ownership.

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She should be smart enough to self-employ.
She's arrived at the same conclusion and has spent the better part of this year on building a business - indoor farming ( not the kind you're thinking about ) - she grows various feed insects for domestic reptiles & apparently demand is greater than her capacity to produce; so she's putting those other skills to use building a larger farm.

My point though, in the context of this thread - my sister is a woman who can and does do traditionally "masculine" things like repair cars and doesn't look like Rosie O'Donnel in the process. Same could be said for my s/o, she worked with me every step of the way bringing the 94 SHO back to life and she's handy with just about every woodwork tool there is..

Girlie girls who can't take care of their own property and manly men who can't cook, wash and sew... are seriously missing out on a *lot* of pride they could be experiencing in jobs well done.
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Girlie girls who can take care of their own property and manly men who can cook, wash and sew...
All i will say about that is people who have the above skills in "traditional" aspects of both gender roles are more appealing to the opposite sex.
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