The idea that only men enjoy DIY is changing. Today, women are also picking up the tools and fixing things around the home. This shift has been caused by a range of recent developments in our society.
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Throughout history women were forced to endure discrimination on the grounds of the supposed inferiority of their sex. Women were designated subservient social roles, which made them dependent on the physical strength and authority of men.
In the last 100 years, women have steadily broken down these set social norms to establish themselves as equals. Yet, some people still believe that women are incapable of completing simple DIY projects. To still believe this in the 21st Century is akin to thinking that women are not smart enough to contribute to politics, engineering or mathematics.
The argument that women are physically incapable of handling DIY tools is also falling away. In the past, tools were difficult to handle, but recent technological developments have ensured that modern tools are easier to use.
In addition to user-friendly tools, modern DIY enthusiasts also have the benefit of the internet. YouTube features a wide range of instructional films, dedicated to teaching amateurs how to use tools. If a woman wants to learn how to use a hammer,nail gun, welder or pneumatic drill, she simply has to stream a video and follow the directions.
The internet has become inundated with blogs and websites dedicated to female DIYers. The tips on these websites are pitched directly at the growing group of women interested in DIY.
The willingness of women to participate in DIY projects helps to break down what is left of the stereotype of women as weak and subservient. Today’s women are establishing themselves as men’s equals in all areas of life – even DIY.
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