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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.


click to enlarge MARKUS SPIERING/FLICKR
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Meeeeeen. There are so many men. 

click to enlarge IRENA SAFAROVA/FLICKR
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Men men men. Men are everywhere. 

click to enlarge JEFFREY ZELDMAN/FLICKR
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Look y'all it's some men. 

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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

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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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