|Re: Marketing question for the men on the list (Linda H)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:52:10 -0700 (PDT)|
Uh … Not sure I’d advertise privacy as one of the top benefits of cohousing … Thanks, Philip Dowds Cornerstone Village Cohousing Cambridge, MA > On Jul 11, 2017, at 6:57 AM, Ruth J Hirsch <heidinys [at] earthlink.net> > wrote: > > > Hi, Linda, > > Dick M gave you excellent input. While not of the male persuasion, I too > will offer some input. > One concern I have heard from men who have ……..fled with their wives/partners > is the concern that they will not have privacy. > My suggestion would be to be sure you address this in the material you put > out. > Perhaps even emphasizing that there is autonomy and privacy. And also > community. > > ruth > Cantines Island CoHousing > Saugerties NY > Where we have a family sized house for sale. > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:11:59 -0400 > From: Dick Margulis <dick [at] dmargulis.com> > To: linda [at] hobbeton.com, cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Marketing question for the men on the list > > On 7/10/2017 2:43 PM, Linda H wrote: >> So I'm asking the men here. What do you think is the most effective way >> to reach the guys? > > If you emphasize sewing circles and relationship-building values of > shared work, I think the appeal is going to skew feminine in our > culture. If you emphasize taking charge of maintenance and improvement > projects, helping keep cars and equipment in order, I think the appeal > is going to skew masculine in our culture. Hey, we need engineers and > carpenters and electricians as much as we need massage therapists and > yoga instructors and women's health workers. And yes, all of those roles > are available to people of any sex and any gender, but I think the > numbers still lean in the stereotypic direction. (Also, if we have > enough engineers and carpenters and electricians, who cares whether > they're men or women? If that's the motivation for the question, rather > than, say, fostering a singles bar atmosphere, then just ask for what > you really want.) > > PS: I have an intermittent e-mail glitch. If you write and do not hear back > from me shortly, please call me or please re-send. Thank you, Ruth > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Marketing question for the men on the list (Linda H) Ruth J Hirsch, July 11 2017
- Re: Marketing question for the men on the list (Linda H) R Philip Dowds, July 11 2017
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