I agree Annette. I have ben lucky enough to teach quite a few girls things that most guys will never know how to do. My wife's sister is about 5 years younger than my wife and I. When I married my wife, my sister in-law would always come out to the shop and help. She is quite handy with tools and smart too. The difference between teaching her and the boys was she has the ability to listen much better. She easily would do things step by step that I taught her. Not so with the boys, many times they only heard half the instructions. They often would get stuck, because they skipped a step. From my point of view, the boys learn better by hard knocks and the girls would rather just follow along. Boys don't seem to care as much for other's opinions.
My sister in-law can rebuild a weed eater carb much faster than me now. Her hands are much smaller and she can put the tiny parts in with her little fingers. I get a kick out of watching her work. Now when she is out yard saleing she finds all sorts of tools for me and knows how to use them. To look at her you would never guess that a feminine woman like her would ever get her hands dirty.
I personally don't care who someone is, if they want to learn I'll teach them. Watching someone who has been freed to do something for them selves is quite rewarding for me.