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Old 04-25-2012, 05:27 AM
 
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I've heard due to American influence the younger generation are not doing this as much. I think it's kind of annoying American homophobia is spreading all over the world, especially when it's got nothing to do with homosexuality.
just because italians or argentinian men kiss each other on the cheek , doesnt mean they are any less homophobic than americans , italians are traditional and the men are macho
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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just because italians or argentinian men kiss each other on the cheek , doesnt mean they are any less homophobic than americans , italians are traditional and the men are macho
That is true, just look at the Arab states.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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There are few things better than those dark chocolate Ghirardelli squares. At Borders Cafe, I would buy one or two of those, along with a cup of coffee.
It is quite an exquisite taste. I would usually get it Barnes and Noble, or the grocery store. I see it in alot of places, but I don't see alot of men buying it. My father might buy something like that because he is getting more into finer stuff.

Another food I'm seeing that seems feminine, is Haagen Dazs.. Ice cream is a food everyone eats, but as far as I've grown up, I have never seen anyone but women eat the Haagen Dazs brand.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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Flanders:

Beer: masculin
Cigarettes: Gender neutral, maybe masculin
Chocolate: Gender neutral
White wine, rosé wine: feminine
Red wine: Gender neutral
White socks: gay
Kissing: Gender neutral
Coffee: Gender neutral
Cars: Masculin
Cooking: Gender neutral, maybe feminin

Last edited by 2360039; 04-25-2012 at 07:57 AM.. Reason: language
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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White socks are gay? I know men that think low cut socks are gay. White socks, on the other hand, are just considered tacky and low-class in Norway.

My perspective:

Food, beverage/drinks and tobacco
Cigarettes: slightly feminine now (Snus is more popular among men)
Snus (dipping tobacco): masculine [it is very popular in Sweden and Norway]
Diet soda (especially Coca-Cola light): feminine
Candy and chocolate (craving for it): feminine
Potato chips: masculine
Yoghurt: feminine
Salad: feminine
Red meat and meat in general: masculine

Sports
Handball: slightly feminine (mainly because the female national team have been very successful for years)
Soccer: masculine. Women's soccer is looked down upon by many men.

Social norms
Kissing: feminine
Hugging: feminine
Firm handshake (or just handshakes in general) : masculine

Cars
VW Polo, Fiat 500: feminine
Mini: slightly feminine, maybe gender neutral
Wagons (VW Passat, Ford Mondeo: slightly masculine (family cars)
Small SUVs: gender neutral
Large SUVs: masculine
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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How do society's view drinking TEA?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I live in Quebec and things here are generally quite similar to the rest of Canada and the U.S. Straight men here do not kiss when greeting, do not hold hands and are generally not very touchy-feely with each other.

That said, there is still some differences and men in Quebec are definitely not as preoccupied with not looking gay as the average North American man is.

For example, in a straight bar in Quebec two straight men can go dancing together on the dance floor and not get kicked out for acting ''gay''. The idea being that it is the best way to meet girls!

Quebec men also have no hang-ups about looking gay if they dress up or fashionably, and will wear without hesitation stuff that other North American men would consider way too feminine for their liking. It is very common to see Quebec men wearing bright colours, flashy designs or decorative scarves, for example.

Men from Quebec are sometimes mocked for the way they dress by other North American men.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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There are few things better than those dark chocolate Ghirardelli squares. At Borders Cafe, I would buy one or two of those, along with a cup of coffee.
Robert: I'm from the San Fran Bay Area, Ghirardelli homeland. It's cr@p chocolate. There's one kind that Trader Joe's has under their own brand, little bars of milk chocolate. Really good stuff. Almost as good as the best Swiss chocolate. (Do we need a chocolate thread? )

Tea is life in Russia and Central Asia. Gender-neutral, except the traditional teahouses were gathering places for men, and probably still are in some countries. Tea is gender-neutral in China and Taiwan. I'd be surprised if Starbuck's managed to do much of a business in the countries I've mentioned here.

Native Americans like herbal and medicinal teas.

Acajack: The Quebecois men sound really interesting!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Robert: I'm from the San Fran Bay Area, Ghirardelli homeland. It's cr@p chocolate. There's one kind that Trader Joe's has under their own brand, little bars of milk chocolate. Really good stuff. Almost as good as the best Swiss chocolate.
Tea is life in Russia and Central Asia. Gender-neutral, except the traditional teahouses were gathering places for men, and probably still are in some countries. Tea is gender-neutral in China and Taiwan.
I just buy what I see as I'm buying coffee or tea. Many times it's Ghirardelli. I love dark chocolate, so I don't complain if it tastes half-way decent. I actually prefer tea to coffee by a wide margin, and when I order it at a hotel in Europe for breakfast, they ask me if I'm English. My answer: "Hardly, almost North African." I especially like Earl Grey. Not only is it delicious, tea doesn't give a person coffee breath. That harkens back to grade school when teachers who smoked and drank coffee would lean over your desk to say something to you. Bleh.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I never thought tea had anything to do with gender!
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