Why I Am Not a Maker is full of stuff that feels right to me – I have experienced the same squeamishness about identifying as a ‘maker’. I hadn’t considered that it might be gendered, though:
Walk through a museum. Look around a city. Almost all the artifacts that we value as a society were made by or at the order of men. But behind every one is an invisible infrastructure of labor—primarily caregiving, in its various aspects—that is mostly performed by women.