Have you ever been incredibly aware of you gender? I have.
A girl in tech-ed is odd to say the least. A girl in woods class...more odd. The only girl in woods two? About as sufficintely akward to put it nicely. I would know. I'm that girl that didn't take sewing class or foods class but instead embarked into woods. I rocked. Not to be head-strong or whatever you call it, but it's true I just fit into woods. I have built everything from a clock to a large coffee table with a built in lower rack and Mr. Krinke loves the irony of a girl that is good at woods. Who wouldn't honestly?
Unfortunately, boys that don't ROCK at woods don't love it so much. They love having a girl in their woods class for the sake of being the guy that asks if I need help carrying my wood or other such tasks that are too "manly" for me, but when it comes to getting help from me, no thanks. Mr. Krinke would often re-direct the boys to come find me to ask for help if they needed something and more than once they just prefered not to know. Getting help from a girl in an area of expertice that isn't supposed to be a girls domain is not an easy pill to swallow.
Most boys choose not to swallow that pill and just move right along, and there just isn't much I can do about that except not let it get to me. Don't let other judge you for being a girl in a guys domain. And boys? Rock at sewing or foods, your wives will love you someday for loving it.
9 years ago