I don't think so. I think it will depend more on the strengths, weaknesses, and skills of individual members of your group. For example, if my old ranch hand gal was still here when SHTF, she would have definitely been one of our scouts or sentries (she was a damn good shot).In a large SHTF scenario, do you think men/women will take on the more stereotypical gender roles?
If you believe so, why?
In many real world cases, it may appear to shift toward a gender thing... but not for sexism, but logic.I personally have found with prepping that it seems to be the trend that men and women seem to follow more traditional gender roles...while there are always exceptions...what do you guys think? is this a good thing?
Personally even though I feel I am still in the beginner stages of prepping that my main focus has been food/water. I have been working on my gardening skills, and food preservation methods, working with our farm animals, meanwhile my husband is the gear person -he has a TON of camping supplies, several guns, just gear in general.
In a large SHTF scenario, do you think men/women will take on the more stereotypical gender roles?
If you believe so, why?
I cleared brush many time and to be honest, washing dishes was a good break. I won’t admit this to my Wife but I rather wash dishes than clear the brush and leave the clearing to my kidsI would rather clear brush than wash dishes but whatever needs done I do. It is all just work in my opinion but the best thing would be to put everyone to task at what they are best at and enjoy the most. It goes easier that way.
A recent Naked and Afraid show, the men take off to hunt wild boar without consulting with the women, the women stay home and eat fish , the men gone for 2-3 days,go hungry, get cold because their fire went out, and come back empty handed. Interesting and somewhat amusing.Stereotypicality has ran it's course many years ago. Women have proven themselves in so many Male trending roles. My wife and i serve in the U.S.A.F and have for the last 18 years with a spec ops unit. She is just as tough, capable, and willing to take on any role she needs to. Sharing in the responsibilities, and work makes the prepping, and life go smoother, and in a more cohesive unit to come to a proper solution/outcome. We are both Blackhawk certified, hand to hand combat, survival, weapons experts, and so forth. Having two in a household who have opposing, or equal skills helps to be one in thinking, and doing.
I was slow getting to reading this posting. Thought I would make a mention of the no trespassing signs, some areas, especially rural areas, you will see signs like this, if you are wandering around in the woods you don't know if you are on state ground or private property. A lot of people hunt and fish state property and the private owners don't want them crossing over, therefore the signs. It doesn't mean they have goodies, only that they don't want you on their property, POSTED, they say. I have a good friend and neighbor that I allow to deer hunt and has been successful. I also have no trespassing signs just to indicate property lines.I am a woman on my own. Always have been and probably always will be (by choice). I am physically small and I take a certain amount of pride in being able to do a lot of things on my own, using only manual tools, without any help from anyone. Of course, if I am in a group/team situation I can adapt to working as a team and either using some leadership skills or just as happy to being a follower and even taking orders at times.
If I were in a partnership situation with a man, I feel that it is ideal for both partners to be able to do most things. If one person gets injured or incapacitated in any way, the other one really needs to be able to cope, even if just temporarily.
I am new to this forum. I live in New Zealand. The mentions of guns when I joined was a bit offputting for me personally. I was wondering whether I would have enough in common with the people on this forum. I have started here in the "ladies' section". Pleased I found something to post a reply about.
Although a lot of people in NZ do own guns and a lot are involved in hunting, we don't have the same type of gun culture as the US. This comment should probably go in another section of this forum, but I also feel that, if you do things such as put up "No Trespassing" signs or make it clear that you have a weapon and will use it if necessary, I would be concerned that that is a very clear message that you have valuable stuff which you don't want other people to take and may actually attract undesirables rather than scare them off. I prefer to believe that, if I keep a low profile, no-one would actually guess, for instance, that I have food supplies. So therefore they are not likely to come looking to take them.
My main prepping interest is in being able to provide most (possibly all) of my own food in any scenario where there might be insufficient food available and where it is not just a question of not having enough money to buy food, but of there not being enough food for everyone to buy.
Judith from New Zealand