I just visited a site that shall remain nameless for reasons that will become abundantly clear in a moment. Said site contains a lot of saber rattling about men being the inventors of a certain craft and even goes as far as lightly bashing a well known female author for inaccuracies pertaining to the history of said craft. To which I say: C'mon guys, let's not and say we did, okay? Why do we need to own something in order to feel good about doing it? Are we so insecure that we need to take it out on the fine female craftspeople that surround us, just to make ourselves feel better? I hope not, because these are the very women who have patiently taught me how to do everything I know how to do with a needle and thread, sewing machines and knitting needles. They have done so with a ton of generosity and without an ounce of judgment. To repay them with a bunch of hoo-ha about who invented what and rhetoric about men taking back the art form is a little more than insulting, dontcha think?. These are the very women that, on a daily basis, are filling chat rooms, saying how they wish more men would craft. These women are the ones who are inviting us in, not slamming the door. They are the ones leading the charge for gender blindness in crafting. They are on your side, gentlemen. Get hip.