As I continued to read the book "At Knit's End", I found an entry that I have to share with everyone here at MWK:
My theory is that men are no more liberated than women. -Indira Ghandhi
I was teaching a children's knitting class in the rear of a toy shop. Halfway through class a little boy shopping with his mother wandered over and approached an 11-year-old boy happily and expertly knitting a potholder. "Hey!" he laughed, "boys don't knit!" "Clearly," said the manly young knitter, "they do."
I will take care not to pass on any gender biases I may have to the next generation.
And, a second one:
We've begun to raise our daughters more like sons...but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. - Gloria Steinem
For eons women have had the same complaints about men. They need to slow down, they need to remember things, they should be more patient, and they should pay attention to detail.
Remind me again why we aren't teaching all little boys to knit?
[I thought this was a pretty cool little story.]