"Real men eat meat." I live in the heart of Georgia; I hear that all the time.
I'm 58, I don't eat meat, yet I live out in the woods, built my house by myself, can live off the land, race sailboats on the ocean, have a USCG Captain's license, am an accomplished kayaker, have a Class A skydiver's license, can walk 50 miles in a day, tame dogs, gentle horses, and live closer to nature than anybody else I know. Read my resume: http://jcarey.com/jimcareyresume.htm. Here's my Raw Living Foods testimony, with before and after pictures: http://rawlivingfoods.typepad.com/1/2009/01/what_raw_living.html
Real men don't eat meat? Oh, yeah? I believe a Real Man is one who can think for himself. A man who can put aside what he thinks he knows, and examine the facts with a critical mind. Here's an 12-minute video by Billy Bob Thornton called The Last Real Cowboys that illustrates my point: http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/last_real_cowboys/.