GQ magazine recently named Louisville the manliest town in amuurica. I understand, its a dumb magazine for men, dumb men. So why I even have an opinion on this is confusing me. In this year of 2012, manliness is still overwhelmingly based on what one consumes rather than contributes.
Whatever guidelines this writer used to judge amuuricas manliness was probably something a little closer to the color green and rectangular in shape. This was an obvious bought and paid for ad for downtown Louisville and East Market, ahem, “NuLu”. Press is press and I’m happy for the businesses that got mentioned but what do any of them have to do with manliness? They are businesses that represent creative entrepreneurship that are owned and ran by men and women. If this writer spent anytime here with the ladies of Louisville he’d see a different city. Bourbon, horse racing, art and pizza are all consumables that most ladies in this town partake in, master and create. How one dimensional and absurd this article is.
Manliness as an adjective should be abolished from use. I can’t believe this trite is still hitting the masses. Louisville is one of the most culturally diverse, weird and productively crazy places in this country. And, if it weren’t for the women and men that help replace the stereotyped Kentuckian we’d still be having to tell people in NYC that were not inbred and shoeless while they laugh at our accents. Now they are coming here to witness real progressivism.