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Old 12-16-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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why are we manly? Our steel mill blue collar image is gone. We now are one of the most educated and most literate cities where the main employment is healthcare and technology. I mean you can still be "manly" and be work in an office. I can bench like 50 pounds.

I just one day wish the stereotype of a pittsburgher getting out of the Steel Mill, drinking 12 beers, eating steak and eggs will eventually one day finally go away. But I don't think it ever will.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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why are we manly? Our steel mill blue collar image is gone. We now are one of the most educated and most literate cities where the main employment is healthcare and technology. I mean you can still be "manly" and be work in an office. I can bench like 50 pounds.

I just one day wish the stereotype of a pittsburgher getting out of the Steel Mill, drinking 12 beers, eating steak and eggs will eventually one day finally go away. But I don't think it ever will.
Maybe it's those Steelers fans sweetheart
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Buffalo comes to mind
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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Default Boundaries of the Manly Belt

Interesting thread [even if somewhat silly]...

I would say the "Manly Belt" extends across the northern tier of the US, the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, and of course Texas.

The Southeast is most definitely excluded from the Manly Belt, along with Calif, and coastal Ore and Wash. Inland Ore and Wash are part of the Manly Belt.

The Southwest is gender-neutral.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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You've never spent any time in Kansas City. This place is anything but manly especially when the snow falls. On the contrary, I've found it to be a city filled with feminized men where the women are more outgoing and aggressive than the men. The men are largely docile, passive aggressive types that don't exhibit typical male traits.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Houston is near the top of the list...most Texas cities are.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I can't believe there is no Alaska city on the list. They should be Number 1.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I don't mean to start a debate or fight, but I would not call NYC a manly city (at least Manhattan I wouldn't call manly).

Manhattan is very fashion oriented and metro, and many of the guys there looked and dressed very fashionably in a way that would be considered "feminine" in the Midwest.

I also don't think Miami or Las Vegas are very manly. Do you know how much gays and lesbians have an influence on those cities? (Not saying it's a bad thing, but it makes the city less manly)

I would agree with others on your list. Chicago, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Providence, Philly.... all cities with hardcore blue collar manliness.
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