Fixer – Uppers

Next time something at home breaks, don’t ask a man to fix it. This is not just to avoid perpetuating tiresome stereotypes of helpless women, but because using tools is fun Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tener, co-authors of the book Dare to Repair (HarperCollins, $14.95) agree. So does Barbara Kavovit, who designs and markets a line of home improvement kits designed especially for women.

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