One of my most prized possession - aside from my faithful computer - is my tool kit. It has socket wrenches, a monkey wrench, needle nose pliers, flat head pliers, wire cutters/strippers, screwdriver with 30 different changeable heads, large hammer, level, tape measure, box cutter.
For me its never been a gender "thing", it's just what I love to do. My husband doesn't mind that I'm a natural at it. (I'm also the designated bug/spider hunter)
Fixing things is a lot of fun and very addictive.