DLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3566 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
My mother always mowed the lawn on Saturday mornings when I was growing up. She would put on her bikini and use an old fashioned push mower (no engine). In this way, she could get some sunshine and exercise at the same time.
The 4 boys were tasked with cleaning the house on Saturday mornings. 1 scrubbed the kitchen floor, 1 cleaned the bathrooms, 1 vacuumed the carpet, and the youngest dusted.
All the time, sheesh!! It isn't hard, my wife used to do it all the time. She liked getting out in the sun. She was good at trimming the bushes to. She likes all kinds of yard work. Our son cuts the grass now, along with other chores. He has to earn his allowance somehow....
Sure it is.... just like vacuuming, doing the dishes and laundry is women's work. Hell, I'll do the laundry any day of the week. I cook and clean the house too. Marriage is a partnership, especially when both husband and wife work. We both are the bread-winners, so divvying up the chores around the house only makes sense.
Quoting Blrsea (Reply 7): If a man can help in the kitchen, shouldn't the woman help in mowing the lawn?
KingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1598 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
I see women out mowing lawns all the time. One lady I know loves to mow her lawn because she says it is like a break for her. An escape from her busy schedule with her tape playing Walkman and riding mower.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 13): Sure it is.... just like vacuuming, doing the dishes and laundry is women's work.
You can't compare vacuuming and cleaning dishes and clothes to mowing the lawn. Unless my wife volunteers for the job, I won't let her mow the lawn. Why? Because the back breaking work in my house is my job. I happily vacuum, wash dishes, do the laundry, and they are shared tasks, but heavy yard work...respect for my wife stops me from letting her do that.
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1328 times:
Quoting Jap (Reply 19): I mow the lawn. Have been for the past 6 months as my dad has been out of the country... otherwise, it'd look like a friggin jungle out there, cuz neither my mom or my brother is going to
Why is chivalry a one way concept, that is courtesy towards women? It should be a two way street. A man is expected to pick up heavy tasks because it is chivalrous, but wasn't the underlying assumption there that the women will struggle to do it and so a man should offer to do it himself?
shouldn't that be a medieval concept now that everyone believes in equality? Why should a man open a door for a woman? Or offer to do heavy tasks? If that person, man or woman is not able to do it due to some physical limitation, they will ask for help.
If a task helps a woman, it is chivalrous, if it is against them, it is chauvinistic?
25 IFEMaster: I'm not sure if you're making this light hearted or not, so I'll just address the chivalry comments. Chivalry has nothing to do with equality, it has
26 Cosec59: Never heard of "Treat em mean to keep em keen" then?
27 IFEMaster: I imagine you wear a wife-beater, carry a baseball bat, and swig from a warm can of bud-lite for most of the day.[Edited 2006-06-22 23:25:32]
28 AsstChiefMark: Something that I see many women lawn mowers do drives me crazy. Two of my neighbors do it all the time. They have side-discharge mowers. They mow in a
29 Cosec59: Well I suggest you "imagine" again. And while you are in "imagine" mode, imagine how much better life is with a sense of humour
30 David L: Maybe they should make side-discharge mowers which discharge from the other side especially for women.
31 NWDC10: My Great Grandma lived to be 96. She lived alone and took care of her yard. Ever seen a 90 year old lady mow a yard? Granted, she used an electric law
32 IFEMaster: Likewise. Strike a raw nerve, did I?