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Old 06-07-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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A true "manly" man wouldn't just eat the "good parts" of the animal. He'd eat the whole thing, then drink the blood.

So if I were a woman confronted with a guy who wouldn't eat vegetables because it's "unmanly", I think my first move would be to go get him a bow and arrow, tell him to go kill something, then make him eat the whole thing, snout to tail.

And if he wasn't willing to do that, I'd say, "Here's some broccoli."
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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A true "manly" man wouldn't just eat the "good parts" of the animal. He'd eat the whole thing, then drink the blood.

So if I were a woman confronted with a guy who wouldn't eat vegetables because it's "unmanly", I think my first move would be to go get him a bow and arrow, tell him to go kill something, then make him eat the whole thing, snout to tail.

And if he wasn't willing to do that, I'd say, "Here's some broccoli."
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Default Veggies Unmanly?

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Disclaimer: I am a man in my late 20s.

Most days, I try to bring my lunch with me to the office. I usually pack a sandwich, sometimes a side (chips, yogurt, etc) and almost always try to include a fruit or vegetable (salad, carrots, an apple, etc).

Today during lunch, I had a coworker comment that I "always eat so healthy." She went on to say that she wished that she could convince her boyfriend to eat vegetables. Apparently, he doesn't like to eat vegetables and considers them "unmanly." I guess that I have never considered healthy eating to belong to one particular gender, but if you think about it, most food commercials targeted to men are more centered around meat (think... buffalo wings, bacon, BBQ). It makes you wonder if some men are afraid to incorporate vegetables into their diet because they fear that it makes them appear feminine (quite strange if you ask me).

Do you consider eating vegetables to be "unmanly?"
So, he thinks men are carnivores and women are omnivores?
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A true "manly" man wouldn't just eat the "good parts" of the animal. He'd eat the whole thing, then drink the blood.

So if I were a woman confronted with a guy who wouldn't eat vegetables because it's "unmanly", I think my first move would be to go get him a bow and arrow, tell him to go kill something, then make him eat the whole thing, snout to tail.

And if he wasn't willing to do that, I'd say, "Here's some broccoli."
No, they don't drink the blood, they drink their scotch or red wine.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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A true "Manly" man eats whatever he wants.
That includes Sushi, Tofu, Veggies, and anything else he takes a fancy to. What other folks think of his food choices is of no concern.

Chow down, Mates.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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Yes. All I eat is steak and potatoes
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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It never occurred to me that idea was anything but comical stereotyping. But now that I think about it, I watch a lot of ESPN and the only food ads I see there are for fast food restaurants, pizza (both take-out and eat-in), beer, hard liquor, and beverages containing vast quantities of caffeine. There was even an ad run incessantly around Mother's Day that showed a Dad and his small son commiserating over having to dress up and take Mom out to brunch to eat "egg pie." Their solution was to buy a bag of charcoal and get out the barbecue grill. I guess the message is, "Even cooking it yourself beats putting on nice clothes and eating something other than grillable items. (That said, I will note that grilling is a great way to cook vegetables.)
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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It never occurred to me that idea was anything but comical stereotyping. But now that I think about it, I watch a lot of ESPN and the only food ads I see there are for fast food restaurants, pizza (both take-out and eat-in), beer, hard liquor, and beverages containing vast quantities of caffeine. There was even an ad run incessantly around Mother's Day that showed a Dad and his small son commiserating over having to dress up and take Mom out to brunch to eat "egg pie." Their solution was to buy a bag of charcoal and get out the barbecue grill. I guess the message is, "Even cooking it yourself beats putting on nice clothes and eating something other than grillable items. (That said, I will note that grilling is a great way to cook vegetables.)
in a Seinfeld episode, I think he was eating with miss "man hands" and he goes to order a salad, and she said " you aren't one of them" and he said no and ordered some meat
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I can try to impress (some) others as being "manly" by eating as they think I should. Or I can do as I like and eat plenty of fruits and veges, and be healthier. The choice is obvious for me. And I think a stronger person won't try to please others, especially by doing something foolish.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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I'm not keen on veg, nothing to do with it being manly or not. I eat enough though as my health is good and no malnutrition here! I like asparagus, green cabbage (not red), broccoli, green bean, artichoke and potato (not technically a veg!). I don't like vegetables that aren't green though, something about the flavour!
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