The problem is, their “honest labor” is still built around teaching half the population to regard the other half as brainless pieces of meat, instead of actual people. When a woman gets involved in cars, as a driver or engineer, that woman is continuously faced with remarks, comments and attitudes that they are on the “wrong side of things” – that their “proper” role is only as the bikini babe decorating the car, not taking over the “man’s” side of things.
Women in the computer and high tech industries get the same kind of backlash – we should not be programmers, we should be there as booth babes for teh menz, who are the “real” people in the field.
Yeah, booth and bikini babes get paid for “honest labor”, but that whole “honest labor” is built on toxic assumptions of who the “real” consumer of the product is (straight males) and who the “real” players in the industry are (straight males), and what the only appropriate role for women is.
And when the only visible women in a field are the ones who don’t have anything to say and are just there to show off their tits, how do you think girls growing up regard their chances of getting in there to do anything more interesting?