text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
  1. Home
  2. Personal Protection Equipment Industry News
  3. More women picking up power tools
More women picking up power tools

More women than ever before are picking up power tools and taking up DIY in the home, new research has suggested.

This is especially the case in the US and is now considered a growing trend. It comes on the back of research from the National Association of Realtors that revealed last year that there are twice as many single female house buyers than their male counterparts.

One such women reflective of this changing demographic is Leslie Rowen, who at 63 might have come late to DIY, but is nevertheless making a significant contribution to the shape of her home.

She told the Independent that her husband likes to watch TV and isn't so inclined as to pick up a hammer or screwdriver. So, she and her daughter are taking over, she says, adding: "We can do it."

"Fixing things around the house was the last bastion of manliness," Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men told the newspaper.

"But now, even that is getting taken away. As women become more economically independent, they are starting to fix things around the house for themselves."

It was reported in the news earlier this year that more women in the UK were taking up DIY by enrolling in focused classes to boost their skill set in this area.

ADNFCR-522-ID-801511421-ADNFCR© Adfero Ltd

News Archive

May 2024 (0)
April 2024 (0)
March 2024 (0)
February 2024 (0)
January 2024 (0)
December 2023 (0)
November 2023 (0)
October 2023 (0)
September 2023 (0)
August 2023 (0)
July 2023 (0)
June 2023 (0)
Show All