Main Real Men Hate Sugar Discussion

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02:51:52 PM Sep 29th 2014
If a male dislikes sugar, but they aren't particularly manly, is it still this trope? It sounds like this trope applies only to men who hate sugar and sweets as a way to show off their manliness, but it doesn't say exactly what the boundaries of being included in this trope are.
08:52:28 AM Mar 22nd 2012
... Where can I get this alleged "Man Pocky" from? It intrigues me.
02:13:24 AM Mar 15th 2012
I'm not sure if this is a valid trope, but the prose is nearly unreadable. TV Tropes is "a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction." But this entry isn't about fiction at all; it's just some assertions about psychology and cultural phenomena. And again, more importantly, it's no fun to read.
06:26:50 PM Sep 28th 2010
edited by Jordan
Did this go through YKTTW?- doesn't look like it. I don't know if it's really a trope- like I know we have Real Men Eat Meat, but I'm not so sure that there is any feeling that sugar is something men can't like (there is a stereotype against "girly" foods- quiche is a frequent target- but sugar?)

Also, there is Drink Order, which is related.

I guess my main problem is that the description just seems "off".
07:41:35 PM Feb 11th 2011
edited by Stoogebie
Yeah, I got the same feeling - I've never heard of liking sweet foods as being something 'girly.' Heck, if that's the case, then I'm the prissiest Nancy in town!
11:46:34 PM Feb 11th 2011
Well, when this page was created, this is stated to be quite a commonly Japanese Cultural Trait, which would seem very alien to Westerners, but is in fact quite a valid trope amongst Japanese Boys and Men.
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