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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy International Men's Day, O Ye Men of San Francisco

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM

click to enlarge Men in line in San Francisco. - PHIL PARKER/FLICKR
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  • Men in line in San Francisco.

It's International Men's Day, a holiday celebrating men.

Here in San Francisco, our population skews male, with 2014 Census figures putting us at 49.1% female and 50.1% male. (California is 50.3% female; the U.S., 50.8% female.) 

During the day, that gender imbalance feels like it gets even higher, as thousands of men pour into city to go to the tech jobs where men are highly over-represented. 

We have a lot of men. A whole honking lot of men. In fact, there's a whole Tumblr of men standing in line at various places in San Francisco.

Here's to you, men of San Francisco. May your checkered shirts never need ironing.

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Meeeeeen. There are so many men. 

click to enlarge IRENA SAFAROVA/FLICKR
  • Irena Safarova/Flickr
Men men men. Men are everywhere. 

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Look y'all it's some men. 

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  • Dev Bootcamp/Flickr
What starts with "m" and ends with "en"?

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Men ride bikes. 

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Men cross the street.

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What would we do without men? 

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Happy International Men's Day, men. Now please take your backpack off when you ride Muni or BART. 
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Julia Carrie Wong

Julia Carrie Wong's work has appeared in numerous local and national titles including 48hills, Salon, In These Times, The Nation, and The New Yorker.

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