I run a blog that posts pictures of naked women and it’s called “Curvy Swervy Dames.” That might have been a clue that I’m confident in my masculinity.
I don’t know if it was sweeping, but yes, it is a generalization, that’s why the quote that you took out of context said “Women in general.”
You don’t know me, so let me tell you a little about myself.
I’ve been married to the same woman for nearly forty years, it’s our first, only and last marriage. Our wish is to pass-on naturally in each others arms at a ripe old age.
My dear wife is a high achiever and I admire her deeply. Her feminine perspective gives her a distinct advantage in what she does. Quite simply, I can’t do what she does.
Nor would I want to.
In the 70’s I fought forest fires on an elite Hotshot (category one) fire crew. On those crews were the very first and I do mean the VERY first women in wildland fire suppression. They are still my friends to this day.
When it came to pure stamina they were superior to most men. By the end of a thirty hour shift of cutting endless fire-line with shovels and axes they proved over and over that they were physically and mentally prepared for this kind of exhausting endurance.
These women didn’t have the upper body strength to run a chainsaw, but I’d follow them in a heart beat into any fire situation. I’d trust them with my life.
Soo, in general, are women better or equal firefighters to men? In general, do women have a natural desire for extreme physical occupations? My wife, who is as close to these ground braking women as I am will emphatically tell you, no!
Loved this! Thank you for sharing your story. I now have a crush on both you and your wife: )