Thursday, March 5, 2009
I don't know what to say about this
Nashville is voted the "manliest" city in the US. They won "thanks to its high number of NASCAR enthusiasts, popularity of hunting and fishing, and concentration of barbecue restaurants." Also,"cities lost ranking points for 'emasculating' characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines." I don't get this at all, how is a city manly? I actually had to take a few minutes to collect my thoughts as this is possibly one of the stupidest, most sexist and misogynistic surveys I have ever seen. I guess I will no longer buy Mars Snack food products anymore, as they are the ones who commissioned and published this survey. It is too bad because I like M&Ms, Milky Way Dark, Snickers, and 3 Musketeer bars. I still am not sure what else, I think I need to just walk away from the computer for a minute as this is really, really annoying to me that we have gotten to the point where there are surveys about the manliness of cities.