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7 Traditionally Female Skills You Don't Actually Need to Have ...

By Holly

Thankfully, we live in a time where it's okay if you hold the skills of a traditional woman or if you're completely modern. "Feminine" activities are no longer a requirement of being a woman--they're just things that you have the choice to do or not to do. It's all up to you! Isn't that beautiful? Here are some of the traditionally female skills that you don't need to have if they don't interest you:

1 Gardening

Gardening can be a blast, but there's absolutely no need to do it if it doesn't interest you. Even if you love flowers, you can buy them in pots at the store and water them when they need it. It'll keep your house looking fresh and flowery without you having to spend time in the dirt outside. Not everybody needs an actual garden.

2 Cooking

It's important to know how to whip up a few meals so that you're not always eating fast food. However, there's no need to be a spectacular chef. You could delegate the cooking duties to your husband or hire a professional if you end up earning enough money. As long as you know how to pour cereal and warm up leftovers, you'll survive.

3 Knitting

It's a good idea to learn how to sew a button back onto your coat, but other than that, there's no reason to feel bad about not knowing how to knit. Unless you want to become a fashion designer, the skill isn't going to determine your worth as a human being. Only learn how to do it if it's fun for you.

4 Crafting

We're not all Martha Stewart clones. If you can't stand scrapbooking or creating personalized gifts, it's okay. You don't have to be artistic in order for you to land a husband, be a mother, or feel like a real woman.

5 Cleaning

Okay, this is one that is actually pretty important, to a certain extent. You don't want your dishes to pile up or your house to start smelling, so you better hope that your boyfriend or roommate is willing to clean. If they're not, you'll have to do a certain amount of housework, but you don't need to dust every corner of the house and shine your shoes. Just do what needs to be done.

6 Decorating

Some people obsess over what color to paint their living rooms and what type of wood to buy for their desks. If you couldn't care less about those things, good for you. There's nothing wrong with buying whatever random furniture you need and being done with the shopping as quickly as possible. Paintings and moldings can make a room look beautiful, but they certainly aren't necessary if you aren't interested in them. Hey, you'll save plenty of money, so it's a good thing.

7 Mothering

If you have no desire to be a mother, don't let anyone put you down for it. Some people aren't meant to be parents. So if you freak out whenever you're asked to hold a baby or change a diaper, it doesn't make you any less of a woman.

If you possess all of these skills, it's impressive! However, if you can't preform any of them, then that's fine, too! You have the freedom to choose whether or not you want to pursue them. Are you more of a traditional woman, a modern one, or a mix of both?

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