While Sumi's tone may have been a bit harsh, considering an innocent and well meaning question, there is a point to be made there. I have come close several times to writing a post that points out how often posts and remarks are made, as if we women aren't even on this Forum. Sure, mostly no harm is intended, but "boots are like women", " the wife...(whatever else)", comparing us to children....it all adds up. I have wondered if other women are just more tolerant than myself, or if it's not even worth it and they know it.
I think it's fine to address other men , but we are here too. It is also fine to have more traditional roles in relatioships, and husbands who do all the handywork, and women who don't like to sleep outside, don't carry their stuff, don't know how to start a fire, drive a tractor, change their oil etc. I really think whatever works for you is just dandy. BUT, don't assume we are all like that .
Also, if we come on strong, we are Bitching you out, but when men come on strong...it does not quite get a name like that.