#shesheds might be one step too far now

Whanganui Midweek - - LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS - With Peter Hall

#metoo #shetoo #hetoo #we­too.

So many #toos and which one do we turn #too at this time in our per­sonal his­to­ries?

Each #too has its sup­port­ers and de­fend­ers, and each and ev­ery one one of them serves a pur­pose in defin­ing the times.

What hap­pened 30 years ago is not ac­cept­able to­day — not that it was then but the devel­op­ment of so­cial me­dia and the courage given to in­di­vid­u­als is now lead­ing the drive for an im­prove­ment in hu­man re­la­tion­ships.

While some be­moan the fact that in­ci­dents se­ri­ous and oth­er­wise were ei­ther not dealt with ap­pro­pri­ately in the past or com­pletely ig­nored with sham­ing and other meth­ods, the old say­ing of “ev­ery­one will have their Water­loo” is now more a re­al­ity of these times than it ever was. But can a #too move­ment go too far?

Can the Moulin Rouge in Paris or the Chip­pen­dales be ac­cused of ex­ploita­tion? Can power politi­cians be brought down due to their mis­deeds? Where is the line to be drawn?

Just maybe the line has been crossed.

Blokes — the sheds are un­der at­tack.

The shed — long the do­main of the male of the hu­man species is now hav­ing to face the fact that it is be­ing chal­lenged as a #He Shed by the devel­op­ment of the #She Shed!

Ty Pen­ning­ton of Trad­ing Spa­ces and Ex­treme Makeover: Home Edi­tion fame was the spe­cial guest at Rotelle Stu­dio’s Dream BIG Home Event and He ver­sus She Shindig on Septem­ber 15.

Talk­ing up their re­spec­tive sheds were Peter Rotelle, the stu­dio’s pres­i­dent and owner and He Shed team leader, and Re­nee Pratt, the cus­tom home-builder’s chief de­signer and She Shed team leader.

The two de­signer sheds will be open for pub­lic vot­ing, then one of the sheds will be auc­tioned off with the pro­ceeds go­ing to an ad­dic­tion treat­ment fa­cil­ity. The sheds can be seen at www.rotelle.com

Is this go­ing too far? An in­fringe­ment on a ba­sic #he right? What­ever view you wish to de­fend, the re­al­ity of the #shed is here.

Per­haps the #Our Shed move­ment will fol­low soon.

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