Originally Posted by KatanaPilot
Why should more men know how to do this than women? I would hope that parents would teach their kids
The point wasn't sexist. It was that even though approx the same amount of women today can change a tire is that the amount of men who can, has plummeted! In the past it was expected, based on your sex, to know something along those gender lines. It seems that breaking down that barrier hasn't enlightened both sexes but by having no expectations on the sexes has allowed ignorance to be acceptable.
While stopping to drop off a friend at fraternity with 8 men present, I was asked if I knew how to change a doorknob (with instructions) that had a twist lock because the "guy" (single, not plural)
who usually does it was out of town. It seems they couldn't understand how to tell which side of the door the lock belongs, while open and how to determine which direction the latch was supposed to go. All 8 watched intently as I installed and instructed them in the proper way to do it. After finishing they were toasting themselves on their accomplishment, even saying they couldn't wait until they needed to install another one.