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Elizabeth?? Rosie?? Worried about intimidating men?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Your post pretty much sums up their attitude as well.
A guy broke up with me years ago because I’d just been promoted to a position where I had more authority and made more money. Looking back, I don’t know what I was thinking when I dated him. I’d like to think men would appreciate someone who was their intellectual equal and confident about who they are as a person. But…I’ve been wrong before.
I’m betting it’s generational.
I think young women still face this, but I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing. My daughter (who is an experienced cabinetmaker and spent a couple of years installing custom kitchens) takes no bullshit from guys who think they can say things like, “Of course, women aren’t really interested in the trades….” Yes, she’s 6’2″ tall and carries a Leatherman multi-tool in her purse (just in case), but I’m pretty sure it’s not her appearance but her attitude that makes people sit up and take notice.
Actually, I’m told pretty regularly that people find me intimidating too…and while it sometimes surprises me, it doesn’t bother me. 🙂
I’d LOVE to know your daughter, she sounds like a force to be reckoned with!
I faced that same statement. I had your same response “Not Interested’ and I never gave a shit. On the bright side I don’t think our daughter has ever had to grapple with this and our son wouldn’t be involved with anyone who didn’t know her own mind. I think this new generation is awesome that way.
I love that you raised a son who appreciates strong women!
Yes this has been said about me most of my life but I found a great man 20+ years ago and we have been together since and will be celebrating 12 years married the 16th of this month! It takes finding the right man who is NOT intimidated!!
Worth waiting for!
I think my daughter is very intimidating to men.
Probably because she has your brains and talent, Janie.
At my school reunion, one of the boys in my class told me that he had wanted to date me in high school. I stared at him, amazed. “Then why didn’t you?” “Are you kidding? We were scared to death of you!!!” I was blown away. Blown. Away. Forward to today. My daughter was at her school reunion. One of the guys there told her the VERY SAME THING!!! Yep. Things haven’t changed at all . . .
The apple doesn’t fall far, either!