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LoveHate
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Does It Makes Me Less Of A Man If I Can't Work On Cars??

i know the ladies like machoism ,but when it comes to whips i'm clueless, I'm pretty sure i can change a flat and check fluids but that's about it. I will add I'm pretty handy around the house when i need to be. I have jus always taken the bus around the city and my expertise is more in computers and stuff like that.

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Joss Weatherby
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Changing a flat tire, jumping, and checking/changing the basic fluids should be something every car owner knows. In a lot of countries it is even required to know to get your drivers license.


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Paradox Lost
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Before anything else, you're confusing 'macho' with 'masculine,' the latter being a far more desirable quality than the puerile former, and I think you'll find most (grown) women to agree with this. That said, your very question is an embodiment of machoism and all its underlying insecurities- the fear of being seen as less of a man, and the need to do something in order to justify being one. Masculinity has much more to do with confidence in yourself than it does with forcing yourself into a particular skill set.

That said, should you break down with a date in the car, always pop the hood and pretend as though you know what you're looking at; maybe make a few clanking noises against something solid, ask her to 'try is now?,' and when it doesn't start, announce that it's within your power to fix it, but your trusty 3,000 piece toolset is at home (which you'll later amend to 'with a friend whom I lent it to, and that's the last time I'm ever gonna do something like that, especially since he already owes me 20 bucks').


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Vector A
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I think the idea of "masculinity" is basically meaningless once it is divorced from "macho" and other traditional conceptions about gender roles. What is "masculine" these days in an avowedly always-trying-to-be-less-sexist society? "Has ample upper body muscle and can repair engines?"

Identifying masculinity with more abstract qualities like "strength" or "self-confidence" or whatever other positive quality always leaves one open to the rejoinder, "What, are you saying women don't have those qualities?" And that's just the problem. It's not so consistent to get rid of gender essentialism while continuing to make use of the categories it spawned.

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SYSTEM-J
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quote:
Originally posted by Vector A
I think the idea of "masculinity" is basically meaningless once it is divorced from "macho" and other traditional conceptions about gender roles.


I don't think Paradox is divorcing his definition of "masculinity" from traditional gender conceptions, but rather defining "macho" as being essentially rooted in insecurity, the constant worry about being manly enough and the consequent over-compensation. Despite what Internet hyper-liberals would have you believe, most people in the world still believe in the ideas of masculinity and femininity to some degree, and that doesn't automatically make you sexist, patriarchal or oppressive.


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Re: Does It Makes Me Less Of A Man If I Can't Work On Cars??

quote:
Originally posted by LoveHate
i know the ladies like machoism ,but when it comes to whips i'm clueless...

What do whips have to do with cars?

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