I just went outside with my children, while my husband is enjoying his sunday afternoon playing a video game. He came out for a little while, but he has RAD and the cold gets to him and I do not want hiim getting bronchitis AGAIN. So, while shoveling my driveway, a neighbor comes over and says "why isn't your husband doing that?" I said "because I can and I am enjoying the excercise." He gave me a smile and then shook his finger at me.
Why does my gender make me incapable of shoveling my driveway? My driveway that had a layer of fluffy white powdery snow. Why is shoveling something I shouldn't be doing? Would it be bad for me? I hate sexism. It angers me to no end.
And ... If I would not excuse someone who used my gender as a reason to keep me from doing something I want, I can not allow myself to use my gender as an excuse to not do the things I may not want to do. I am a woman and I am capable!
Sorry, vent over, this just really bothered me today.
Does anyone else do things around the house that are traditionally male or have a husband who does things that are traditionally female? Is it really just me?