There are two unspoken rules among the majority of males in the Air Force. One; don't date a military girl. Two; if you date a military girl, she can't be a maintainer.
This is extremely unfortunate for me because I'm an active duty Airman, and I work as an engine mechanic on F-15 fighter jets.
I just don't see how my career field should dictate how desirable I am. Sure I act like a guy at work, I get dirty, smell like fuel by the end of the day, and I cuss quite a lot. But outside of work I consider myself fairly classy. I don't swear much, I'm very kind, I dress well, and I'm funny without having to bring in the nasty innuendos commonly used around my shop.
It seems that either I'm feared or seen as only a sex object as female mechanics often are. Can't a girl like me just be loved?
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"I just don't see how my career field should dictate how desirable I am." Well, that's much of a problem for guys than for girls, let's face it.
But here's my own view for my own preferences. Positive: 'caring' roles such as nurse or nanny. Negative: dangerous jobs, such as frontline military (not because these jobs are masculine, but because of the danger of death or injury); sex work (for obvious reasons). Neutral: everything else.0