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Old 06-17-2012, 03:22 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If you compare Californian women, PARTICULARLY those in SoCal, to women in both the South and the North: by 'North' I'm referring to the states that were part of the Union in 1861 (excepting California, of course), so mostly the Northeastern (as in northeastern quadrant) states, and the South being with the Confederate states, would you say Californian women actually have a lot, possibly more, in common with those Southern states as of NOW?

Some similarities:

In both places the women play up their 'feminine' image (at least physically), by wearing a lot of makeup, paying attention to their hair.

Both have a very auto-dominated culture: not to say parts of the North do not, but the Northeast is more urbane in general than California excepting SF. Hence you actually see fewer women walking around as much.

Women in both places are bubbly, sometimes overtly friendly (real or not), and talk in a very intonated fashion. Women in the North, both the Midwest and Northeast, seem to speak in a more direct, calm and controlled manner (although Italian women can be pretty damn expressive!).

The weather, of course, means that both enjoy showing more skin in general...

As a shoot-off, do you think there is a unified 'Sun Belt' culture, as opposed to a unified 'Northern' culture, which unites the northern half of the lower 48 from the Pacific Northwest to New England? For instance, when people ask in which cities do women wear the least makeup, cities like Portland, Seattle, Cleveland, Boston, NYC often come up in the discussion. I've personally noticed that a lot of NY women are actually NOT flashy dressers.

Also the Cal accent is becoming a bit southern, like words like 'down' and 'okay', which are in turn influencing much of the US.

Do you think there's at least a bit of truth in what I'm saying?
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Southern california women are very unique in their own way. I would know because my mother is a southern california women.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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California women are nothing like southern women. The vast majority of southern californian women are vapid airheads tbh.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It depends. I often run into many Californians here in Texas who don't seem any different than Texas women. I don't think they're uniquely different.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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If you compare Californian women, PARTICULARLY those in SoCal, to women in both the South and the North: by 'North' I'm referring to the states that were part of the Union in 1861 (excepting California, of course), so mostly the Northeastern (as in northeastern quadrant) states, and the South being with the Confederate states, would you say Californian women actually have a lot, possibly more, in common with those Southern states as of NOW?

Some similarities:

In both places the women play up their 'feminine' image (at least physically), by wearing a lot of makeup, paying attention to their hair.

Both have a very auto-dominated culture: not to say parts of the North do not, but the Northeast is more urbane in general than California excepting SF. Hence you actually see fewer women walking around as much.

Women in both places are bubbly, sometimes overtly friendly (real or not), and talk in a very intonated fashion. Women in the North, both the Midwest and Northeast, seem to speak in a more direct, calm and controlled manner (although Italian women can be pretty damn expressive!).

The weather, of course, means that both enjoy showing more skin in general...

As a shoot-off, do you think there is a unified 'Sun Belt' culture, as opposed to a unified 'Northern' culture, which unites the northern half of the lower 48 from the Pacific Northwest to New England? For instance, when people ask in which cities do women wear the least makeup, cities like Portland, Seattle, Cleveland, Boston, NYC often come up in the discussion. I've personally noticed that a lot of NY women are actually NOT flashy dressers.

Also the Cal accent is becoming a bit southern, like words like 'down' and 'okay', which are in turn influencing much of the US.

Do you think there's at least a bit of truth in what I'm saying?
No. There is not a unified 'sun belt' culture. And I have no idea why you would think the California accent is becoming a bit southern.

However, I will say that I do like the factors in California and Texas that you describe. I like bubbly, feminine women in warmer climates that encourage them to show a little skin.

Oh, and I think the word you mean to use is: "urban", not "urbane". The two are totally different. Archie Bunker lived an "urban" existence, but not an "urbane" one.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:28 PM
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Both are concerned with how they look, but that's where it ends. I think in the west, women like to stay young through whatever method including surgery or not, but eating healthy, exercising is important, outdoorsy life. In the south, women like to look good, too, but maybe not as health consious as the west and different look.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Trimac20, your hypothesis is a real stretch! Traditional Southern culture is the antithesis of CA culture, and it shows in the women of both. Both cultures are unique and can't be compared to each other, or with the Northeast or the Midwest. In this country, you'll find cultural splits among urban/rural/suburban, college educated/non-college educated, among occupational groups, etc.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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All women are different
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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This English woman living in the USA south with children in Cali says that the portrayal of southern women positively in the US cinema over countless decades has led to this southernization of the southern Cali female (and male)... Alot of USA entertainment celebritries live now in Atlanta Georgia USA and in New Orleans Louisiana USA and do not domicile in California anymore. We have a number of Brit celebrities who live in Atlanta now too including Elton who we love as a local in these parts, he has had a home (penthouse) here for over 20 years. The ultimate AMERICAN ACTRESS Jane Fonda stuck around post Turner and is a major force in Atlanta now, if you see her in interviews now she is downright Scarlett-y LOL!
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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are california girls as big on race as southern women are?

because I lived in alabama and there if you aren't white, forget dating an attractive girl

<--- black yankee with family roots in alabama
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