We don't kill spiders, I take them outside where they belong. And if the toilet clogs and he's gone I deal with it. I can change my own oil and do like doing yard work. I don't believe in "gender specific" roles, per se. DH likes to cook and he's good at it, should I just shoo him from the kitchen and tell him "no matter that you can whip up an amazing meal....that's woman's work!"
And I certainly wouldn't want him telling me "Don't you dare catch that spider, that's my job! And why aren't you standing on the table screaming?"
We do what we are good at, and it works for us. He does yard work because he wants to and I pitch in because I enjoy it.
For the most part the standing rule in the house is "whoever is here when it needs to be done does it".
It must be Friday LOL
Since when is handling a spider a masculine feat? Come on, an armed intruder or an obstinate mother-in-law -
a spider is not an insect, it's an arachnid.
I kill all the bugs and dispose of any dead rodents in the garage as well, because in addition to being a dickhead, my DH is also a pu~~y
It's not, and that is the point. Yard work is not an inherently masculine feat either, imho. Maybe my problem is that my Father didn't have any sons, and so I learned to hunt, fish, work on cars, ect. Of course, I also learned to sew, crochet, cook, and quilt from my Mom.
Here, we usually split it up by the traditional gender roles just because it's what we're used to and like. The difference is power and choice, which is shared equally. ;o)
I had a gf like that in middle school. She rode dirt bikes, hunted, even