By spaceforrent - 16/11/2012 05:51 - United States
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It's actually really hard to sell a house that has crazy colors on the wall, because it makes it harder for the buyer to imagine themselves in the home. If too much of the previous owner is present (through photos, crazy furniture pieces, walls painted, etc) potential buyers have a very hard time imagining the house as their home.
What type of chauvinist comment is that? So women should be happy to deal with home deco and leave the technical stuff to men? Grow up, this is 2012, not the 60ies. Besides, OP is entitled to have the color he chose in his room, he can say so to his girlfriend without her throwing a tantrum.
I'd love to think we can eliminate gender norms, but its not going to happen. Society dictates it regularly, and people follow. It always has and it always will. There may be some women who work on cars, and some men who love home decor, but in reality, people follow societal expectations.
I know perdix is rarely serious, but even as a joke it came off bad to me at least. It's jokes like these that perpetuate gender expectations, even if they don't mean to. I'd like to think that a world without gender roles is possible, maybe not in our lifetime, but we can at least try to work on it.
I don't see why so many women get upset about gender roles. I love being a woman and cooking, doing crafts, home decor and other 'girly' things. Don't get me wrong, I also like to shoot guns, drive fast cars, and ride my street bike, but when it comes down to it I would much rather have a man running this country or fixing my car for me. Women just think differently then men and when it comes to running a country, they tend to make decisions based on their emotions rather then what needs to be done.
Because sometimes there are more things to life than cooking, cleaning, and 'girly' things. Being ascribed certain interests is also ascribing a certain amount of values, which I personally infer as serving, subordination, frivolity and superficiality, which are distasteful to me particularly if those are the only qualities being ascribed and I would rather be as far away from those values as possible. Also, I'm aware that you may as well be a perfectly wonderful person, but your profile pic doesn't help too much. Also, I work with my head, not just my emotions
Woman are also more than people who 'serve'. Woman are nurturing and take care of children, husbands, and homes. I don't see why you would have a problem being labeled that. It's a good thing! Besides, that's not the only thing they are labeled as. Just as many, if not more roles and qualities as men!
Sounds pretty and cheerful. As a real estate agent I see so many houses painted boring old white, inside and out. Boring!
At least you will always have sunshine! You'll probably feel much better about the colour on rainy days :D