I was talking to mum about how dad never expresses any interest in anything I make and she said "Well men don't get craft do they? Their brains are differnt!" so it descended into an argument...
but i thought I would come here and make sure.
The majority of crafters I know are female.
Are you a man who crafts?
Are you a man who doesn't craft and why?
Is it just not your bag?
Do you feel pressured by sociaty not to?
Is it because men "just don't get it" and it goes back to hunter gatherer times...which I think is bollocks as look at all the male hairdressers and chefs! Yet in art also....there are barely any blokes in the art department, the most male part of it is "graphics" is graphics a more blokey thing???
Men are just as capable of making thigns as women....but they just don't want to..... I've had endless arguments with males who say crocheting etc looks interesting but they just won't do it because "it's for women"
why is this female element attached to being creative???
Surely we should be working to diffuse these gender patterns in arts and crafts??