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By Anonymous - / Wednesday 23 July 2014 20:44 / United States
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What was she supposed to do? Let her father say sexist comments about women? If anything he should be proud that she fixed something even her old man couldn't do.

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@33 that bunk. OP didn't humiliate him. He humiliated himself by holding to outmoded and sexist beliefs that's been proven wrong centuries ago. He is in control of how he deals with being wrong. He simply chose the wrong path.

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33 any parent worth their salt would want to push their children to become as good as they can be, not hold them back and sulk when they've been outshined.

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"Girls can't even change a lightbulb right?" False: I'm a girl aviation electrician. I change the fuck out of lightbulbs... on flying death machines.

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#79 I'm with OP and strongly believe women are a gift on this world, but please, in the other hand I'm a man and don't like when people generalize about us either, not all men have that kind of egos. We are only speaking of OP's dad, in this case.

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#33, So you're saying that she shouldn't have tried to be a kind daughter and instead make him fix it? Apparently you take kindness as an insult...

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Sure you 'proved' him wrong, but I doubt his attitude will change, it's too deeply engrained, all it will result in is you feeling better above 'proving' him and him feeling upset. P.S. Although I disagree with his view, women are just as capable

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Hell yeah. You rock OP. Never let anyone tell you you can't do something cus you're a girl. And #33? You're a moron. Not abiding by someone else's bigotry is not "disrespectful". No one should have to apologize for solving a problem. OPs dad just is upset that a girl beat him at something. He's a small minded twit and deserved to have his butt handed to him. OP's dad was the only person in this being disrespectful and if OP waited for daddy's permission to not be a worthless doormat,

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It sucks having a sexist dad. I'm tech-savvy, and I offer to help my dad with his virus-ridden computers all the time. Of course, he can't swallow pride to save his life, so he ends up spending hundreds of dollars on computer repairmen just so they can press a button on the keyboard to fix the problem. It's amazing the lengths that some men will go to just to keep women down.

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#95, thank you for finally saying that, you know those guys who you think are jackasses, we think they are too. (Usually)

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@95, oh yes. the "not all men" comment is finally here. no shit not all men we dont need you to specify that. and please dont treat women as if theyre an object or a "gift".

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#99 & #107: Who cares how deeply-engrained his beliefs are? That should never forgive ignorance nor disrespect, and it certainly doesn't mean that the rest of the world shouldn't take anything he says seriously and/or tiptoe around him in order to avoid upsetting him. I mean, imagine how much he upset his daughter by saying those things. And, how much he must've said to her while she was growing up... You're saying she should just accept it? He needs to learn to be a mature adult and quit s

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Yeah "tiptoeing" around people like that would mean it would be another thousand years before women have any rights

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@131; In agreeing with 99, I never meant that we should condone the father's behavior. I meant that it was probably a waste of time to try changing his opinion. I think he's lucky to have a daughter who is intelligent enough to fix a motorcycle despite being raised in an environment where his most noticeable contribution to her upbringing was making sure she knew how worthless her vagina made her.

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sorry your dad is sexist, good on you for proving him wrong! time to ask mum how she put up with his attitude toward women.

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Its not about fixing broken bulbs its about changing bulbs. By the way no one can fix a broken bulb.

Go girl! As a female mechanic myself, men get WAY too upset at being "shown up" by a female. Shrug it off and walk with confidence!

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As a male mechanic I would find a woman who liked fixing things incredible sexy if she was better then me that's just a bonus

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Yeah but what if we don't want to be found incredibly Sexy? I wish equality was the norm... Probably not going to happen in my lifetime...

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@104 equality isn't about what's "sexy", it's about equal pay for equal work, it's about having the opportunity to do jobs that have previously been seen as "for men". Female mechanics being paid for the work they do is a prime example of equality in modern society - get your head out your ass. Equality can be sexy.

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I agree! Men can go two ways with female mechanics. I get a lot of sexist remarks but I brush them off, because I know what I'm doing and that's all that matters.

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I would say the point is that women and their work is not done for the sole purpose of giving a guy a boner or causing him to lose it via "emasculation" the point is respect. The same kind a guy would give his male peers. Equal pay for equal work is what would be evidence of that respect.

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