Thanks to @colleeneliza for tweeting us this great example of the centering of masculinity as “normal” and the othering of women. Notice that Home Depot is offering “Do-It-Yourself” workshops and special workshops for women and kids (screenshot taken 8/18/13):
This is just one more example of the way in which men are regarded as people and women as a special kind of person. Like kids, in this case, needing special treatment. We’ve got lots of them.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.