"Nothing like feeling the fresh tilled earth in your hands and watching the fruits of your labors grow almost daily. Nothing like not having to go to the grocery store to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for your family. Manliness=Creating…"
"Manly is about a set of values, about caring and providing for your family, about leaning out to help people less fortunate than yourself, giving and not reflecting on what returns to you. If you do all of that you are a man who can hold his head…"
"I think the perception is that something small and homey is feminine, and big projects are masculine.
Whatever you think about that... gardening can make a pretty big project. I'll add that there are plenty of things we do that…"
"That's a really weird answer.
If you need to ask whether its manly, its not. Clear enough. I don't know that I agree ... but I follow you.
But, not because gardening (or whatever you're asking about) is actually not…"
"I think if you feel the need to ask, the answer is no. Not because any particular thing is manly or not - but because you already have formed an opinion, and going against that can cause you to question yourself more than needed."
"Back to the original question 'Is Gardening Manly?
Interesting question because both men and women enjoy gardening. Usually women enjoy the lighter physical work and design and men the hard heavy work. Of course this a generalisation but the…"
"Self-sufficiency is manly.
Creating architecturally planned art (floral gardens) is manly.
Providing food for the table is manly.
Taking care of living things is definitely manly.
Having the patience to watch green stuff grow. Manly.
"Yeah, having heard what happened to my two buddies, I'm resolved if I got boxed in like that I would just wait until they got out of the cars, then start ramming. Forward, reverse, forward reverse.... I wouldn't stop the…"
"It seems like these guys don't *try* to kill you. Swords won't work here, that'll escalate it. At most, a pocketknife, but it seems to be fisticuffs and clubs with these guys. If I had to run in with them, from what you're…"
This situation is going to take some detailing, so please bear with me.I live in Taiwan, where civilians cannot own firearms. Crime here is almost zero, violent crime is basically zero. Its one of the safest places to be. There's also security cameras everywhere in the cities. However, the little violent crime that there is ... is of a pretty frightening character.The problem is corruption. While random crime like home invasion, convenience store robbery, drug crime, road rage etc. is…See More
"never heard of her,
...but thank you! i found an article that she tweeted and it speaks to my soul. i love it! my gosh it was like reading my own thoughts. so thank you for helping me to stumble upon that.
and you are…"
Just wanted to say hi. I am new here. I have a single speed chromoly bike that I ride a lot. I enjoy riding around and running errands and what not. I am looking forward to reading posts on here. See More