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Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Dear Forum Members,

I was looking through my cherished late Granny's much-loved gardening book which some of you may still have in your possession - "The Complete Book of Gardening" by J. Coutts et al. The following made me laugh so much I nearly split my sides. Maybe it's just me. See below:

"Mowing Machines: There are many good mowing machines on the market, all designed on one of two principles, and ranging in size from very light models that cut a strip of grass eight inches in width and which can easily be pushed by a woman, to the heavy machines with iron rollers driven by a motor grrrr!, and which cut a width of a yard or more at a time."

Oh well, it was published in 1954!!


The Grateful Deadhead





  • Correction: By the way, 'grrrr' should have been in parentheses as it was added by me, and is not part of the extract by J Coutts et al. image

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    GD I can't wait to see what comments follow imageimage Kneading a stone of bread must have been so easy for the ladies. image

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884

    He obviously hadnt heard of the Land Army girls in the war.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Perhaps we should only talk about kittens and leave the serious stuff to the men (excuse me I just have to go and be sick)image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Get your hat too verdun!image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Oh, but Verdun; do you know where your coat is without a woman to find it for you. I just have memories of 'Where are my socks?' and 'Where is my shirt, and oh, it hasn't been ironed!'image

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I hate lawn mowers, esp the petrol ones, they hate me back. The men can have them! image
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I knew there was a reason I got a man in to cut the grass! Me, being a mere woman, can't push a heavy machine! Take it there were no self propelled petrol mowers then, back in the day?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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