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Old 02-11-2009, 03:16 PM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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What an original response!
I live here so it's my prerogative. It fits because San Francisco doesn't straitjacket itself into dualistic gender roles.

Besides, stereotypes can be fun. (You seem like a fun person.)

Speaking of Paris as a Gigolo. . .
Hey, I'm bitter, what can I say.

Lemme see if I can play...

Chicago: mobster (masculine)
Las Vegas: Robert De Niro as a mobster (masculine)
New York: sauerkraut and more mobsters (masculine)
San Francisco: transvestites and hippies! (feminine)

what a fun game!
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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I think you get the feel of whether a city is masculine or feminine by looking at the women of the area, and how they carry themselves. Just an observation.
Oh then in that case yes SF is feminine..and LA is extremely feminine.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Well, DC could be a town of a lot of men but masculine...I don't think so. What exactly is it about DC that makes the word "manly" come to mind? Ditto NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles or any of those nail buffing, loafer with tassel wearing, man-bag toting, hair product, fragrance-wearing, wine sipping cities. And I'm not talking about the gay population, either.
Give me a "manly man" any day honey! If my man uses more hair products than I do, I have to wonder lol
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Nice, it only took one post for someone to say something like this. How original! You played the oldest, most tired, and predictable stereotype in the book.

And this is a stupid topic. Masculinity/femininity are traits of an individual. Not a city.
He means in general, which isn't too hard to understand pal. I definitely noticed a more feminine vibe in Miami than I did in Buffalo. Who cares if a few guys in Miami are manly? That doesn't make up for the majority who are fashion gurus.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:12 PM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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He means in general, which isn't too hard to understand pal. I definitely noticed a more feminine vibe in Miami than I did in Buffalo. Who cares if a few guys in Miami are manly? That doesn't make up for the majority who are fashion gurus.
Oh, so according to you, in general guys in Miami are fashion gurus? And thus Miami is "feminine?" Do you really not understand how ridiculous you sound?
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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you guys obviously didn't read about Combos manly city study.



COMBOS(R) Brand Releases Manliest Cities in America Rankings With Nashville at Top and New York at Bottom - Yahoo! Finance
(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/COMBOSR-Brand-Releases-prnews-14553226.html - broken link) Here is how they determine masculinity in a city: "Each metro area received a manliness rating between 0 and 100 based on how well it performed in each of the study's manly categories. Factors used to determine the manliest city rankings included the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, number of sports bars and BBQ restaurants, number of home improvement and hardware stores as well as manly salty snacks consumption. All data was adjusted by the current population of the cities to arrive at "per capita" figures, providing an accurate comparison between cities of varying sizes."

Here are the top 5 manliest cities
1 Nashville, Tenn.
2 Charlotte, N.C.
3 Oklahoma City, Okla.
4 Cincinnati, Ohio
5 Denver, Colo.

Here are the bottom 5 manliest cities:
46 Chicago, Ill.
47Portland, Ore.
48 San Francisco, Calif.
49 Los Angeles, Calif.
50 New York, N.Y.

Last edited by fake311; 03-13-2009 at 03:14 PM.. Reason: formatting problem
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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you guys obviously didn't read about Combos manly city study.



COMBOS(R) Brand Releases Manliest Cities in America Rankings With Nashville at Top and New York at Bottom - Yahoo! Finance
(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/COMBOSR-Brand-Releases-prnews-14553226.html - broken link) Here is how they determine masculinity in a city: "Each metro area received a manliness rating between 0 and 100 based on how well it performed in each of the study's manly categories. Factors used to determine the manliest city rankings included the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, number of sports bars and BBQ restaurants, number of home improvement and hardware stores as well as manly salty snacks consumption. All data was adjusted by the current population of the cities to arrive at "per capita" figures, providing an accurate comparison between cities of varying sizes."

Here are the top 5 manliest cities
1 Nashville, Tenn.
2 Charlotte, N.C.
3 Oklahoma City, Okla.
4 Cincinnati, Ohio
5 Denver, Colo.

Here are the bottom 5 manliest cities:
46 Chicago, Ill.
47Portland, Ore.
48 San Francisco, Calif.
49 Los Angeles, Calif.
50 New York, N.Y.
Yes we all read how getting drunk off cheap beer in a sports bar while watching nascar and getting fat of salty snacks makes you a man.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Yes we all read how getting drunk off cheap beer in a sports bar while watching nascar and getting fat of salty snacks makes you a man.
Except that the factors from the above study which were listed in the opening post did NOT include beer consumption. That was a serious oversight, as I would say that beer consumption would be the single most indicative criterion.

As for this thread here, the answer to the question in the original post is simple: Yes, some cities are more masculine than others, and some are more feminine. Some cities have decidedly skewed m:f or f:m ratios.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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you guys obviously didn't read about Combos manly city study.



COMBOS(R) Brand Releases Manliest Cities in America Rankings With Nashville at Top and New York at Bottom - Yahoo! Finance
(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/COMBOSR-Brand-Releases-prnews-14553226.html - broken link) Here is how they determine masculinity in a city: "Each metro area received a manliness rating between 0 and 100 based on how well it performed in each of the study's manly categories. Factors used to determine the manliest city rankings included the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, number of sports bars and BBQ restaurants, number of home improvement and hardware stores as well as manly salty snacks consumption. All data was adjusted by the current population of the cities to arrive at "per capita" figures, providing an accurate comparison between cities of varying sizes."

Here are the top 5 manliest cities
1 Nashville, Tenn.
2 Charlotte, N.C.
3 Oklahoma City, Okla.
4 Cincinnati, Ohio
5 Denver, Colo.

Here are the bottom 5 manliest cities:
46 Chicago, Ill.
47Portland, Ore.
48 San Francisco, Calif.
49 Los Angeles, Calif.
50 New York, N.Y.
>>>>>
3 Oklahoma City, Okla.
<<<<<

I'm an OK City Boy myself. Good to know me and my male kin are still considered manly (mannish?...whatever).
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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you guys obviously didn't read about Combos manly city study.



COMBOS(R) Brand Releases Manliest Cities in America Rankings With Nashville at Top and New York at Bottom - Yahoo! Finance
(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/COMBOSR-Brand-Releases-prnews-14553226.html - broken link) Here is how they determine masculinity in a city: "Each metro area received a manliness rating between 0 and 100 based on how well it performed in each of the study's manly categories. Factors used to determine the manliest city rankings included the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, number of sports bars and BBQ restaurants, number of home improvement and hardware stores as well as manly salty snacks consumption. All data was adjusted by the current population of the cities to arrive at "per capita" figures, providing an accurate comparison between cities of varying sizes."

Here are the top 5 manliest cities
1 Nashville, Tenn.
2 Charlotte, N.C.
3 Oklahoma City, Okla.
4 Cincinnati, Ohio
5 Denver, Colo.

Here are the bottom 5 manliest cities:
46 Chicago, Ill.
47Portland, Ore.
48 San Francisco, Calif.
49 Los Angeles, Calif.
50 New York, N.Y.
Chicago seems quite manly to me, the 'City of Big Shoulders' or whatever. San Francisco and Portland do seem 'feminine', New York kind of both.
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