Addison Green still hasn’t seen a shift in the plumbing industry he expected after he had been working as a plumber for several years. Even though he’s teaching his niece the finer points of plumbing and how to make a business out of it, Green still hasn’t seen many women in the professional plumbing field.
Addison Green knows that women can be just as capable as men as plumbers. The profession takes more skill and knowledge than strength and weight, but women haven’t had the same interest as men in the profession. This is partially because of gender roles. Women aren’t “supposed” to love a dirty, physical job like plumbing and some are discouraged from ever taking an interest in the profession. Because the field is overwhelmingly made up of men, women still face discrimination in trade schools when they try to learn the skills that plumbing requires.
Addison Green taught his niece some of the finer points of plumbing so that if she wants to be a plumber when she grows up, there will be nothing in her way.