So, anyway, the story in a few words or less, is that I live in Rural Finland...
I also have always had a passion for outdoor life and outdoor activities, so I can hunt, hike, climb, fish, fell trees, chop wood, light fires without matches, etc. and so forth... Blah blah blah...
Now I am a city-girl, but I am and have always been drawn to the vast silences of the open wild...
Ok, enough about me, let's talk about a neighbour of mine, who recently had the following to say to me:
"Jos tädillä olis munat, täti olis setä..."
Implying, to put it bluntly, that 'if I had balls, I'd be a man', which of course, begs the question: WTF?
I suppose I dislike gender stereotypes, I know men who can cook, clean and iron much better than many women, and in my eyes it increases their masculinity, rather than does anything to detract from it.
Same with women, just because a woman can do something like, fish, hunt, chop wood, etc. does not make her more like a man, it makes her a more powerful woman.
Of course, my neighbour thinks I am a Catholic Nun on Sabbatical, which was a story I concocted after becoming tired of being asked about my husband/children/boyfriend and stuff like that.
It cracks me up that ANYONE could think I am a Nun, but eh, I suppose it looks good on a CV, hmmm?
(Though, come to think of it: I ain't gettin' nun... *sigh*)