Websites Askpatty.com and Janeslist.com just for women
Changing a tire or using a power drill doesn’t have to be “a man’s job”. Askpatty.com and Janeslist.com are two websites that may have the woman in the house changing the oil.
Askpatty.com is dedicated to teaching women about the automotive industry. The site reports the majority of car buyers are female. While they maybe the majority, many are admittedly not the best informed.
“I know nothing about cars, basically, it has four wheels, that’s basically it,” said Kara Falsetti of Wilmington.
Askpatty aims to help. The website has put together a panel of 50 experts from the automotive industry to offer women advice and tips on some of the challenges, such as finding the right car, negotiating price, and checking the oil and tires.
A local website launched last month is also devoted to women. Janeslist.com is for military wives whose husbands have been deployed.
Kelly Stivers is one of the founders. “We’ve lived through a lot of the challenges that military wives face every day and we really wanted to create a go-to resource for them, the kind of resource that we never had.”
Janeslist.com offers advice on everything from using power tools, to staying busy while your husband’s overseas. The site also focuses on helping military wives find jobs.
“It’s very difficult for people to find a job in today’s economy and what people don’t realize is other military wives, they face that challenge in a good economy because depending on where they’re stationed, there may not be a lot of opportunities that are open and available that match their background and experience,” said Kelly Stivers.
Kara Falsetti said these two websites help her feel more knowledgeable and in control. “It’d make me feel more powerful, more like ‘yeah I got this’.”
You can follow Janeslist on Twitter. Right now, they’re talking about 101 things to send an overseas husband. They’re releasing ten items a week for ten weeks.
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