Recently a troglodyte neighbor of mine was surprised and dismayed to learn that, in the Rhymer household, I do the cooking (or at least that cooking more complicated than "open package, cut slit in plastic, insert in microwave for 20 minutes) while my wife does the auto maintenance (or at least that auto maintenance more involved than putting air in the tires). He commented vociferously that he’d never allow his wife to emasculate him like that. I didn’t argue because I have this new rule about not arguing with idiots; also, the dude’s on his third divorce and this attitude partially explains it. (How he’s gotten three women to marry him is still a mystery.) Mostly I just silently laughed.
Which brings us to the thread topic. Straight women of the Dope: Have you ever been in a relationship with a man who was threatened by your competence, particularly in stereotypically male fields? If so, did he ever get better?