I just saw a rather interesting post over at Patriactionary…….
Apparently, some genius in Paris has decided to open up a female’s only garage (staffed by female mechanics) to cater for women who feel ripped off when taking their cars to traditional male-operated garages.
Personally, when it comes to women having women-only places whilst denying men male-only places, I have stopped giving a shit. The only exception to this is when the female-only places cause actual disadvantage to men and boys. In the case of the abovementioned female-only garage, this obviously does not apply as most men would prefer their cars to be serviced and repaired by male mechanics. The other issue is the continual hypocrisy by women by which feminism ultimately shoots itself in the foot. Do you think a man would be able to open a male-only garage so that mechanics would not have to spend half their time explaining mechanical affairs to women who wouldn’t have a fucking clue? Not bloody likely he would. One of my mates is a mechanic and according to him the bane of any mechanics life is having to deal with female customers who don’t know the first fucking thing about cars and then complain that repair costs are excessive. Apparently this is the rationale behind the opening of the female-only garage; to ensure that women are not “exploited” by greedy and unscrupulous male mechanics. This I do have a problem with for a number of reasons…….
a) If one has next to no knowledge of how cars work – and I have never met a woman who does – how can one expect to be able to criticise repair costs? Expecting to be able to criticise something without first developing an appreciation for it is pretty much the definition of an idiot. Seeing that nearly all women do this when they take a car in for repair, I am not surprised that a lot of women don’t have great experiences with mechanics.
b) Part of understanding car servicing and repairs is having an appreciation of the personnel involved. The man who fixes one’s car is a qualified mechanic and no, mechanic qualifications do not come out of a Weeties packet. Automotive mechanics is a four-year apprenticeship as a minimum and most mechanics do further training beyond that. In the modern era of computerised management systems, mechanics are constantly undergoing additional training to keep up with the latest developments in automotive technology. All the above costs money. If some chick doesn’t like that, she should get her car fixed by her dipshit boyfriend in exchange for a blow-job.
c) Another part of the car servicing and repair industry that needs to be appreciated is the costs involved. If one’s car requires a new set of front brake pads, where does one think they come from? Hint – they don’t grow on fucking trees. Brake pads (like all automotive parts) come from suppliers who charge money for them; this is built into the cost of repairs.
d) Most mechanics charge on an hourly basis for labour. One of the biggest problems with a lot of modern cars is they are assholes to work on. One chick I knew was unfortunate enough to blow a clutch in her manual transmission. She was unhappy she was quoted in the order of $1800 for it to be replaced. What this dippy chick didn’t realise was that in her front-wheel-drive car, just about half of the front end had to be dismantled just to get at the blow clutch. After the clutch had been replaced, the who front end of the car had to be reassembled; thus the huge repair bill. Was this a case of a mechanic ripping of a female motorist? No – it was a case of a poorly designed car. This dumb should have been complaining to the pack of retards who built the car, not the mechanic who did the job.
e) Like all businesses, an automotive workshop costs money just to keep the doors open. The lights and power tools run on electricity. The company has to pay payroll tax and employee superannuation. Local governments demand payment of land rates. The federal government demands payment of company tax and so on. Like it or not, like all businesses, an automotive workshop builds this into the cost.
f) Speaking as a former apprentice automotive mechanic, I can tell you that women were the worst people to have to deal with. When a man brought his car in for work, a quote was explained and discussed man to man and we either got the job or not. If a man wasn’t happy with our quote, he thanked us for our time and went somewhere else with no fuss. With a man, the whole process was based on mutual respect. With a woman customer, I never once dealt with someone who treated me as an expert in my field. Quite the opposite, women always had the notion that mechanics were just “car fixers” who were too stupid to get a better job. Pretty much every other mechanic I have spoken to over the years has said much the same. If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that the best way to get someone to do wrong by you is to disrespect them. However, best of luck telling a woman that.
On the other hand, female mechanics probably do charge less than male mechanics for the same reason women in general get paid less: if they are no good at their job they shouldn’t expect to be paid the same as people who are. Personally, I wouldn’t like my car to be fixed by a woman any more than I would like to be in a plane flown by a woman. There are some things that meant to be done by men. If it makes women happy to get their cars fixed by other women who still have no fucking idea what they are doing, good for them.
Oh, and what about the owner of the female-only garage? That would have to be a woman, right? Wrong – the owner of the female-only garage is a man called Hdachi. Sounds to me like some clever guy has worked out a way to use women’s paranoia and stupidity against them.