Technology is requiring a new level of DIY in some areas. I find myself oddly in demand anymore often for my abilities to unlock or root phones and tablets, put together and set up home computers, etc, even though those are far from actual coding abilities.
As for old school "manly" tasks, I think the divorce comment was exactly right. I was an army light wheel mechanic, and find plenty uses for those skills, and having done that, obviously am at least a little mechanically inclined. However, my mom had custody of me during me early preteen to mid teen years, and I missed a lot of good years with my dad from that time. Such that there are still strange moments like a couple months ago when I was helping my dad put in a new floor under a toilet and got shown the simple trick of using a speed square to draw a cut line instead of slower with a yardstick. Something that should have been blatantly obvious, but he just wasn't there to teach me until my mid thirties.
On the other hand, I appreciated they moment far more now than I ever could have as a child. There is that.
All that aside, female appreciation is still a wonderful motivator in DIY projects. Feel sorry for these younger guys missing out on this valuable, er, resource.