A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 06, 2013
“Real girls eat meat”

"Real girls eat meat” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, posters and bumper stickers. Bruce Feirstein’s book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche (1982) started the formation “real men/women/boys/girls (don’t) eat X.” “Real girls eat meat” has been cited in print since at least 2000. “Real girls eat meat—That’s the message ham-handedly delivered by Cool-2B-Real.com, brought to us by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and Beef Association” was cited in print in 2003.

“Real girls eat meat” became nationally famous in June 2008 when American actress/singer Jessica Simpson wore a T-shirt with this saying while walking through the Los Angeles (CA) airport. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) attacked the saying on its blog.


OCLC WorldCat record
Real men don’t eat quiche
Author: Bruce Feirstein; Lee Lorenz
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1982.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Google Books
The Diva Book of Short Stories
By Helen Sandler
London: Diva Books
2000
Pg. 223:
“Real girls eat meat. Bit of rabbit stew. Lovely.”

11 February 2003, USA Today, Life, pg. D6:
* Real girls eat meat. That’s the message ham-handedly delivered by Cool-2B-Real.com, brought to us by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and Beef Association. The nation’s young women are encouraged to keep “keepin’ it real” by cooking up “smart” snacks such as Nacho Beef Dip and Beef on Bamboo.

Lipstick Alley
Jessica Simpson and her “Real Girls Eat Meat” t-shirt candids at LAX - 6/13
*jacked from Just Jared* More photos: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/06...irls-eat-meat/ Fri, 13 June 2008 at 6:46 pm

The PETA Files
Five Reasons Only Stupid Girls Brag About Eating Meat
..Written by PETA
Posted 06-16-2008
jessica-simpson-real-girls-eat-meat.jpgThe photo speaks for itself. OK, OK, I may have doctored it a bit to get the point across, but COME ON! As you can see, Jessica Simpson was recently caught wearing a “Real Girls Eat Meat” T-shirt. Puhleeze!

For a gal who’s best known for her less-than-stellar brains (Chicken of the Sea, anyone?) and her ability to proportionately fill out daisy dukes, I’m gonna go on record saying that if anyone had to wear a ridiculous shirt like this, I’m it was Jessica—as people are more likely to follow the opposite of her lead ... ya know, since she’s so well respected and all (yes, that was difficult to type without tossing in a hefty LOL).

Fox News
PETA Slams Jessica Simpson for ‘Real Girls Eat Meat’ T-Shirt
Published June 18, 2008
Jessica Simpson was spotted wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Real Girls Eat Meat” printed across her chest — leading PETA to denounce the singer as a “stupid girl.”

On the PETA Files blog, the animal rights group responds to the Simpson shirt by listing the “top five reasons that only stupid girls brag about eating meat.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, September 06, 2013 • Permalink