Men Avoid 'Girlie' Foods, Go for 'Guy' Meals

Study suggests that society drives home differences early
By Charlene Santos,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2010 11:36 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 21, 2010 1:44 PM CDT
A quiche is generally not the kind of food men choose, a new study suggests.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Yeah, yeah: Real men don't eat quiche. Now, new research from Northwestern University shows men really do shun foods perceived to be "girlie." Researchers gave male and female diners choices including tried-and-true guy grub—like heavy gravy and then options with a more female-friendly flare (say, white wine sauce).

When the men had time to think about their choices, they went for the masculine options even if they liked the taste of the others better. Yet, when pushed for a quick decision, men typically went with taste. Women? They go for female-friendly options no matter what. Researchers concluded that society drives home the message to boys that certain foods are more masculine ( a mega burger) and that others are not (salad, yogurt) and this affects decisions later in life. Read the full article at Galtime.

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