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  • Ask Dr. Helen: Does Society Encourage Genital Assault Against Men?

    04/28/2010 11:19:36 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 970+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 27 | Helen Smith
    No one notices or cares about violence against men’s genitals, except to poke fun of those men who are kicked or hit in the balls. People even make fun of men whose penises are severed, as in the case of John Wayne Bobbitt. I think Kevin is correct — no one cares or deals much with the trauma this act may cause to men. I often see shows where a man is kicked in the groin and this is often depicted as funny or “no big deal.” Imagine the uproar if a women were punched in the breast on a...
  • PBS delays ‘Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’ over fear for...dancing boys...

    04/18/2010 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 942+ views
    CREEPING SHARIA - blog ^ | Originally published January 18, 2010;Updated | n/a
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  • 10 Things Every Woman Should Know About a Man's Brain

    04/10/2010 12:31:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies · 1,620+ views
    Live Science ^ | Apr 10, 2010 | Robin Nixon
    Most popular notions about the male brain are based on studies of men ages 18 to 22 - undergrads subjecting themselves to experiments for beer money or course credit. But a man's brain varies tremendously over his life span, quickly contradicting the image of the single-minded sex addict that circulates in mainstream consciousness. From his wandering eye to his desire to mate for life, here's what you need to know about guys' minds. > 5. Embraces chain of command An unstable hierarchy can cause men considerable anxiety, Brizendine said. But an established chain of command, such as that practiced by...
  • This commercial makes me lol!

    03/12/2010 2:56:57 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 19 replies · 842+ views
    youtube.com ^ | youtube.com
    Old Spice. The man your man could sell like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZOm2YhOI4c
  • Grow Up!

    03/12/2010 10:43:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies · 1,723+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2010 | Rich Tucker
                We see them on the streets and in the mirror: middle-aged men wearing jeans and baseball caps. Grown men, dressing and -- all too often -- acting like boys.             So where did we, an immature generation, come from?            On a recommendation from George Will, I picked up the book “Men to Boys, The Making of Modern Immaturity” by Gary Cross. Sadly, the book didn’t provide the answer.            Cross provides an in-depth review of American pop culture, which he sees as shaping people’s actions. He observes there were 27 westerns on television in 1959 (and he provides a recap...
  • Real men find Church too girly

    02/19/2010 7:13:39 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 99 replies · 1,520+ views
    Times of London ^ | January 27, 2010 | Ruth Gledhill
    Real men don't like going to church because they don't want to "sing love songs to a man", because the "vicar wears a dress", because they feel like "mongrels on parade at Crufts" and because they want to be waited on by women rather than queue for coffee after the service. Instead of the usual flowers and statues of the Virgin Mary, they suggest, "How would it go down to decorate with swords, or pictures of knights, or flaming torches?" "Maybe it's not 'politically correct', but men quite like the attention of women! They also like to be waited on...
  • How men are harmed by abortion

    02/12/2010 10:29:38 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 436+ views
    The Pilot ^ | February 11, 2010 | Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk
    An important but often unacknowledged angle of the abortion debate involves the serious effects that legalized abortion has on men. A recent scandal surrounding John Edwards, former North Carolina Senator and U.S. presidential candidate, brought this issue into plain view. Mr. Edwards publicly acknowledged an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter in the summer of 2008, a few months after pulling out of the presidential race. Even after admitting to the affair, however, he continued to deny having fathered Ms. Hunter’s daughter, Quinn, until January of 2010 when he finally admitted that he was, in fact, her father. A former aide...
  • The nation's schools are failing boys

    01/23/2010 3:19:42 AM PST · by Scanian · 33 replies · 924+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2010 | MAGGIE GALLAGHER
    The headline from The Washington Post cele brates yet another milestone: "University of Virginia picks its first female president." Meantime, the data continues to mount that our educational system is massively failing one gender: boys. In a new book, "Why Boys Fail," Richard Whitmire points to a study that tracked every graduate of the Boston public schools in 2007. For every 167 women in a four-year college, there were only 100 men. Gender even beat race as a predictor of college attendance: Black women were 5 percentage points more likely than white men to be in college. And it's not...
  • Payback Time: Why Right-Wing Men Rush to Palin's Defense

    11/18/2009 1:51:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,299+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 18, 2009
    November 16, 2009 Payback Time: Why Right-Wing Men Rush to Palin's Defense Eleanor Clift ItÂ’s nothing new when liberal women complain about sexism, but when conservative men take up the banner, calling NEWSWEEK sexist for portraying Sarah Palin on the cover in her jogging clothes, that catches my attention. Why do right-wing men rush to SarahÂ’s side to defend her? My theory is that this is payback time. TheyÂ’ve been called sexist and racist, and subjected to media ridicule of their allegedly retro views. Palin is their way to push back against the elites that have marginalized them. For the...
  • 100 Skills Every Man Should Know

    11/16/2009 11:19:58 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 82 replies · 2,818+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 2008 | The Editors
    Automotive 1 | Handle a blowout “Instead of hitting the brakes, maintain your speed,” says Eric Espinosa, executive director of the Maryland-based National Institute of Vehicle Dynamics. Sudden changes of speed can compromise what structural integrity the tire may still have. Steer gently for the same reason. With things fully under control, slow gradually and pull over to the shoulder.
  • Why boys are turning into girls (gender-bending chemicals in products)

    10/26/2009 10:19:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies · 3,012+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Geoffrey Lean
    Here's something rather rotten from the State of Denmark. Its government yesterday unveiled official research showing that two-year-old children are at risk from a bewildering array of gender-bending chemicals in such everyday items as waterproof clothes, rubber boots, bed linen, food, nappies, sunscreen lotion and moisturising cream.The 326-page report, published by the environment protection agency, is the latest piece in an increasingly alarming jigsaw. A picture is emerging of ubiquitous chemical contamination driving down sperm counts and feminising male children all over the developed world. And anti-pollution measures and regulations are falling far short of getting to grips with it....
  • El Paso, TX Has Ugliest Men In U.S., Web Site Says

    10/21/2009 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 3,832+ views
    kfoxtv.com ^ | 10-20-09 | Miri Marshall
    EL PASO, Texas -- The Sun City has many things to offer, but according to one online magazine, handsome men isn't one of them. Total Beauty.com ranked El Paso No. 1 for the ugliest guys in the country. "I don't think I'm ugly, no I don't," said Corey Keith of northeast El Paso. But the magazine didn't judge men by looks alone. Editors included physical fitness and education. In the article it said, “Nearly 15 percent of the dudes in this Lone Star City have less than a 9th grade education. The city also suffers from a notably high rate...
  • Are you a man? If so, you are the sorriest, weakest specimen in the history of the human species

    10/19/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 20 October 2009 | Michael Hanlon
    As a scientist claims modern athletes are weaklings, evidence has been forward that our male ancestors were not only faster, stronger and fitter, even their womenfolk would have wiped the floor with today's emasculated men. That's the central claim of Manthropology, a new book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister. In the book, subtitled The Science Of The Inadequate Modern Male, McAllister presents evidence that pre-historic Australian Aborigines could easily have outsprinted even Usain Bolt, today's fastest man on Earth. The basis of his findings? A set of 20,000-year-old preserved human footprints discovered in the Outback. They belonged to a party...
  • Book: 'You are the worst man in history'

    10/17/2009 3:42:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 63 replies · 1,860+ views
    LONDON -- Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100- and 200-meter record-holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood. Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle. These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled "Manthropology" and provocatively sub-titled "The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male". "If you're reading...
  • Polluted Water, Polluted Culture (one more consequence from contraception)

    10/04/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,203+ views
    CERC ^ | October 4, 2009 | MATTHEW HANLEY
    Estrogen – from artificial contraception pills, consumed daily by tens of millions of women – is making its way through sewage treatment plants and severely pollutes our waterways with chilling consequences. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reacted to an August report that emissions from coal-fired power plants have led to widespread mercury pollution in our rivers and streams by saying: "this science sends a clear message that our country must continue to confront pollution, restore our nation's waterways, and protect the public from potential health dangers." Who, after all, wants toxic levels of mercury in our rivers? But mercury is not...
  • Why are some men drawn to redheads?

    09/16/2009 2:24:10 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 116 replies · 18,225+ views
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2009 | John Devore
    A reader wrote in asking me why most men are "fascinated" with redheads. In this instance, I think "fascinated" is a nice way of saying "obsessed." She admitted to being a redhead, and, therefore, the object of such ardor. Columnist suggests attraction to redheads may be because they are a genetic rarity. She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo!" This is true, but it is not the whole truth. I wouldn't say most men love redheads. A sizable majority, sure....
  • Demasculation of America's Boys

    09/08/2009 4:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 147 replies · 4,780+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2009 | Rebecca hagelin
    Every time I write about how the modern culture seems dead-set on destroying the confidence of America's little boys, I am swamped with e-mail. It seems that everyone with a son or grandson has a story to tell about how manhood and chivalry are under attack. Last week I heard from a dad, Bill, who echoes the sentiments of many: "The boys are getting emasculated and wimpy/passive as they're now intimidated by girls due to fear of sex harassment charges and pro-female/anti male societal/educational tilts." Sadly, he's right. As a mom of two sons and a youth leader I have...
  • Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid

    09/04/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 76 replies · 9,443+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 9/3/9 | kdawson
    Ponca City, We love you writes "The Telegraph reports that men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. This leads to speculation that men use up so much of their brain function or 'cognitive resources' trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks. Psychologists at Radboud University in The Netherlands carried out the study after one of them was so struck on impressing an attractive woman he had never...
  • Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women

    09/03/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 164 replies · 6,527+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 03, 2009
    Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study. Pat Hagan 03 Sep 2009 The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or...
  • Game Over, Man?The Big Guy’s Guide to Guydom

    08/24/2009 10:30:08 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 5 replies · 990+ views
    Salvo Magazine ^ | Summer 2009 | Les Sillars
    COLUMNGame Over, Man?The Big Guy’s Guide to Guydomby Les Sillars Dear Big Guy, Dude!!!! We are so totally BUSTED!! It started last night. I was chillin’ with the guys, you know, watching some porn, playing a little poker, drinking some brews. And then Ms. Wet Blanket comes in and says we should turn it down a little. Well, like any Guy, I told her where to go, and Mom totally freaked out on us. We were in her freakin’ house, in her freakin’ living room, she shouldn’t have to put up with this at 3 a.m., what was that on her...
  • High status 'macho' men avoid docs

    08/11/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 19 replies · 1,215+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 08/11/2009 | staff
    Middle-aged men who strongly idealize masculinity are almost 50 percent less likely than other men to seek preventative healthcare services, according to a study—the first population-based analysis of men's masculinity beliefs and preventative healthcare compliance—to be presented at the 104th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. "This research strongly suggests that deep-seated masculinity beliefs are one core cause of men's poor health, inasmuch as they reduce compliance with recommended preventative health services," said Kristen W. Springer, the study's primary investigator. Springer is an assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as a...
  • Men with short legs more likely to suffer heart attacks

    08/03/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT · by libh8er · 24 replies · 5,280+ views
    DrMirkin.com ^ | 8.31.05 | Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
    A study from the University of Bristol in England shows that men with short legs are at increased risk for heart attacks. Men with short legs have higher blood levels of triglycerides, lower blood levels of the good HDL cholesterol that prevents heart attacks and are more likely to store fat in their bellies, signs of not responding adequately to insulin, that causes late-onset diabetes. The authors feel that something that happened before a man was born caused both his short legs and his insulin resistance. Women who do not get enough to eat during the first three months of...
  • Are Men Obsolete?

    07/26/2009 6:53:27 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 56 replies · 1,378+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/22/09 | Robin of Berkeley
    When I snapped out of my left wing trance last year, I was lost in space. I had no conservative friends and was clueless about web sites and books. I had heard something vaguely about Talk Radio. So I scanned my AM dial and found Michael Savage. (It took several months, and a chat with a rather bemused new friend, before I even realized there were other hosts as well.) Being a lifelong liberal, I'd never heard anybody like Savage in my life. He yelled; he called people "vermin." He was unbridled masculinity, not the touchy feeling kind I was...
  • Male Sex Chromosome Losing Genes By Rapid Evolution, Study Reveals

    07/18/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT · by steve-b · 36 replies · 2,310+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7/17/09
    Scientists have long suspected that the sex chromosome that only males carry is deteriorating and could disappear entirely within a few million years, but until now, no one has understood the evolutionary processes that control this chromosome's demise. Now, a pair of Penn State scientists has discovered that this sex chromosome, the Y chromosome, has evolved at a much more rapid pace than its partner chromosome, the X chromosome, which both males and females carry. This rapid evolution of the Y chromosome has led to a dramatic loss of genes on the Y chromosome at a rate that, if maintained,...
  • It's Not Just a Recession. It's a Mancession!

    07/12/2009 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 9 2009 | Derek Thompson
    What is a mancession, you ask? It's a recession that hurts men much more than women, and we are allegedly in the worst mancession in recent history. Eighty percent of job losses in the last two years were among men, said AEI scholar Christina Hoff Summers, and it could get worse. Here some graphs provided by Mark Perry, an economist from the University of Michigan who coined the term mancession that, with any luck, is not long for our world. Unfortunately this trend doesn't look to be reversing itself any time soon. How do we explain this? The decline in...
  • Material Signs of Maturity (on Father's Day, Dr. Mohler asks "When does a boy become a man?")

    06/21/2009 9:51:00 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | R. Albert Mohler, Jr
    When does a boy become a man? The answer goes far beyond biology and chronological age...
  • No Country for Burly Men (why stimulus not working)

    06/20/2009 4:33:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies · 2,208+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 29, 2009 | Christina Hoff Summers
    A "man-cession." That's what some economists are starting to call it. Of the 5.7 million jobs Americans lost between December 2007 and May 2009, nearly 80 percent had been held by men. Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan, characterizes the recession as a "downturn" for women but a "catastrophe" for men. Men are bearing the brunt of the current economic crisis because they predominate in manufacturing and construction, the hardest-hit sectors, which have lost more than 3 million jobs since December 2007. Women, by contrast, are a majority in recession-resistant fields such as education and health care,...
  • Baseless Bias and the New Second Sex

    06/11/2009 3:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 680+ views
    The American ^ | June 10, 2009 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Claims of bias against women in academic science have been greatly exaggerated. Meanwhile, men are becoming the second sex in American higher education.In 2006 the National Academy of Sciences released Beyond Bias And Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, which found “pervasive unexamined gender bias” against women in academic science. Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration cabinet secretary, chaired the committee that wrote the report. When she spoke at a congressional hearing in October 2007, she warned that strong measures would be needed to improve the “hostile climate” women face in university science. This “crisis,”...
  • Men prefer average sized women over fashion models and Playboy centrefolds, claim scientists

    06/11/2009 9:51:38 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 171 replies · 7,145+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11 Jun 2009 | Richard Alleyne
    Researchers found that men preferred the shape of ordinary women, equivalent to dress size 14, than so-called super-attractive models, according to a study that compared the body shapes of ordinary women, Playboy centrefolds, models from the 1920s and 1990s and glamour girls. Professor Rob Brooks at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues, asked 100 male students to judge the attractiveness of 201 line drawings of female torsos with different hip, waist and shoulder measurements.
  • Guys left behind in 'mancession'

    06/07/2009 9:04:59 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 8, 2009 | Sarah Baxter
    THE economic crisis is sweeping away men's jobs at a faster rate than women's in the US, heralding the onset of a "mancession". New unemployment figures have revealed the biggest gap in jobless rates between men and women for more than half a century. The shifting pattern is redefining gender roles and challenging the status of men as family breadwinners. Tony Hawkins, 48, was laid off by his truck manufacturing plant in North Carolina after 22 years. "You could kind of feel it coming, but you think, well, you'll be OK, when all of a sudden, boom!" His wife, Johnnie,...
  • Boys with 'Warrior Gene' More Likely to Join Gangs

    06/05/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 93 replies · 1,760+ views
    Boys who have a so-called "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and also more likely to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, a new study finds. "While gangs typically have been regarded as a sociological phenomenon, our investigation shows that variants of a specific MAOA gene, known as a 'low-activity 3-repeat allele,' play a significant role," said biosocial criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of Florida State University. In 2006, the controversial warrior gene was implicated in the violence of the indigenous Maori people in New Zealand, a claim that Maori leaders dismissed. But it's no...
  • Men 'live longer' if they marry a younger woman

    06/02/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 219 replies · 5,913+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 2, 2009 | Murray Wardrop
    A man's chances of dying early are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior. The risk of premature death is reduced by 11 per cent if they marry a woman seven to nine years younger. The study at Germany's Max Planck Institute also found that men marrying older women are more likely to die early. The results suggest that women do not experience the same benefits of marrying a toy boy or a sugar daddy. Wives with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increase their chances of dying...
  • 'Power' move by male students ruffles U. of C.

    05/29/2009 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 571+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 27, 2009 | Sara Olkon
    A group of University of Chicago students think it's time the campus focused more on its men. A third-year student from Lake Bluff has formed Men in Power, a student organization that promises to help men get ahead professionally. But the group's emergence has been controversial, with some critics charging that its premise is misogynistic. Others say it's about time men are championed, noting that recent job losses hit men harder and that women earn far more bachelor's and master's degrees than do men. "It's an enormous disparity now," said Warren Farrell, author of "The Myth of Male Power" and...
  • Men bear the brunt of US jobs lost

    04/19/2009 3:02:37 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies · 811+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4-19-09 | Sarah O'Connor
    The US recession has opened up the biggest gap between male and female unemployment rates since records began in 1948, as men bear the brunt of the economy’s contraction. Men have lost almost 80 per cent of the 5.1m jobs that have gone in the US since the recession started, pushing the male unemployment rate to 8.8 per cent. The female jobless rate has hit 7 per cent. This a dramatic reversal of the trend over the past few years, where the rates of male and female unemployment barely differed, at about 5 per cent. It also means that women...
  • Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Reduce Deaths - Studies Cast Doubt on Usefulness of Common Test...

    03/22/2009 2:14:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,259+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2009 | Rob Stein
    Studies Cast Doubt on Usefulness of Common Test for Disease Men are being urged to carefully consider risks before undergoing prostate cancer screening in the wake of two large, long-awaited studies that did not produce convincing evidence that routine testing significantly reduces the chance of dying from the disease. The PSA blood test, which millions of men undergo each year, did not lower the death toll from the disease in the first decade of a U.S. government-funded study involving more than 76,000 men, researchers reported yesterday. The second study, released simultaneously, was a European trial involving more than 162,000 men......
  • Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry?

    03/04/2009 10:19:17 AM PST · by AreaMan · 97 replies · 2,400+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4 March 2009 | ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN
    Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry? Controversial 'Bachelor' Sparks Debate on Men Tearing Up By ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN March 4, 2009 — The final tear-soaked episode of "The Bachelor" was remarkable for the star's dumping the winning bachelorette for the runner-up, but what really has people talking is the endless waterworks -- and the tears didn't come from the women. Jason Mesnick is likely the weepiest bachelor ever. He sloshed through the final episode, tearing up at least a dozen times, raising the question: When is it OK for men to cry? Mesnick's crying has endeared...
  • It's a gene thing: Bad boys hardwired to be bad

    12/23/2008 12:02:35 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 53 replies · 1,646+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/23/08 | Jennifer Harper
    "Bad boys" have a bad boy gene. What's more, that same gene makes them more popular than the proverbial Mr. Nice Guy. Hello James Dean, so long Alan Alda
  • Are men becoming the weaker sex?

    12/07/2008 12:46:05 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 53 replies · 2,843+ views
    PTI ^ | 7 Dec 2008, 1341 hrs IST | PTI
    LONDON: Are men becoming the weaker sex? Well, it seems so from a study which has found evidence that pollution is affecting evolution of males by damaging genitals and their ability to father offspring. And, according to the study, the male gender is in danger as a host of common chemicals is feminising the males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including human beings. Those identified as gender-benders as they interfere with hormones in males include phthalates, used widely in food wrapping, cosmetics and baby powders among other applications; flame retardants in household furniture and electrical...
  • 10 Random Politically Incorrect Thoughts

    11/23/2008 10:47:21 AM PST · by AJKauf · 50 replies · 2,177+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 23 | Victor Davis Hanson
    6. Something has happened to the generic American male accent. Maybe it is urbanization; perhaps it is now an affectation to sound precise and caring with a patina of intellectual authority; perhaps it is the fashion culture of the metrosexual; maybe it is the influence of the gay community in arts and popular culture. Maybe the ubiquitous new intonation comes from the scarcity of salty old jobs in construction, farming, or fishing. But increasingly to meet a young American male about 25 is to hear a particular nasal stress, a much higher tone than one heard 40 years ago, and,...
  • The Testosterone Crisis

    11/22/2008 4:07:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 201 replies · 3,638+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2008 | Ed Kaitz
    The sweeping Democratic electoral victory has left many conservative Americans concerned about their children's future.  With the federal government, educational establishment, entertainment industry and media thoroughly in the hands of the left, disturbing questions surface concerning the kinds of values our children will begin to accept as "mainstream."  Matters get worse when one considers what might become forced indoctrination in "community service" organizations as a prerequisite for college admission. These concerns were on my mind during a recent outing with my young children to a local playground.  While I watched my kids try to scale walls, climb ropes, and navigate...
  • The disappearing male - Studies show rise in birth defects, infertility among men

    11/07/2008 5:55:17 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 19 replies · 1,462+ views
    Windsor Star ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | Sonja Puzic
    Are males becoming an endangered species? That's the question scientists and researchers have been pondering since alarming trends in male fertility rates, birth defects and disorders began emerging around the world. More and more boys are being born with genital defects and are suffering from learning disabilities, autism and Tourette's syndrome, among other disorders. Male infertility rates are on the rise and the quality of an average man's sperm is declining, according to some studies. But perhaps the most disconcerting of all trends is the growing gender imbalance in many parts of heavily industrialized nations, where the births of baby...
  • Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much.

    10/06/2008 10:43:33 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies · 605+ views
    www.culture11.com ^ | September 17, 2008 | Josh Kahn
    Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much. By Josh Kahn, posted September 17, 2008 Category * Community Cheryl Miller does an effective job of taking down a pair of juvenile sounding “save the men” books, but I disagree with her basic premise. Men do have major cultural issues right now and ironically this is causing women as many problems as men. Boys need a lot of guidance to develop into something other than barbaric, lazy man-children. Ever spend time around little boys? They like destroying things, playing borderline sadistic games and making the sickest jokes they can think of. Later,...
  • More men suffering 'Manorexia', health experts warn as size zero pressure hits males

    09/23/2008 9:05:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 74 replies · 257+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/17/08
    More men suffering 'Manorexia', health experts warn as size zero pressure hits males By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:22 AM on 17th September 2008 There are signs that anorexia is increasing at a faster rate among men than women as the beauty and fashion industry puts a greater focus on males, an eating disorder expert has warned. In recent years designers have promoted sizezero chic for both sexes, with waif-like men in slim-fit clothes parading the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Professor Hubert Lacey, a psychiatric consultant at St George's Hospital in Tooting and the Capio Nightingale clinic...
  • Post-abortive men finally speak out

    09/21/2008 11:44:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 343+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9/21/08 | Charlie Butts and Marty Cooper
    A second national conference on the negative effects of abortion on men has been held, and more may be scheduled.  The conference's purpose explores the revelation that men experience, according to LifeNews.com, profound regret and grief after an involvement in an abortion decision. Vicki Thorn of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing believes consideration and psychological care for post-abortive fathers is long overdue. "It's time we begin speaking about it, and that was my intent in being able to organize these two conferences -- that we begin to speak through the veil of science about the fact that there's more...
  • Why I Am Leaving Guyland

    09/03/2008 10:19:57 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 660+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 30, 2008 | Tony Dokoupil
    It's "booze o'clock" on a recent Thursday night on New York's Fire Island—a rolling, inexact hour when 10 vacationing guys decide to kick off their nightly binge. Between tequila shots and pulls of beer, the sun-baked twentysomethings roar on the deck of their rented beach house, sounding the depths of maledom: sexual conquests, mastery of fire ("I'll grill that potato salad") and escape from the monotony of girlfriends and work. "I like starting things," says one guy, as if to sum up his generation. "Then it gets boring." The banter may seem like an open dish-session between friends, but masculine...
  • A good man is hard to find at church

    08/15/2008 11:50:44 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 84 replies · 314+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | August 14, 2008 | Lee Ann Marcel
    DALLAS (ABP)—Men are disappearing from the church. According to the Barna Research Group, there are 11 million to 13 million more American women who are born again than there are born-again men. While nine out of 10 senior pastors are men, a majority of regular church attenders are women. Not only are women the majority of born-again American Christians, the Barna Group reports, “Women are the backbone of the Christian congregations in America.” Perhaps indicative of women’s sense of spirituality, 41 percent of women said they have set specific spiritual goals they hope to accomplish in the coming year or...
  • First Church For Men Opens Its Doors

    10/04/2005 2:26:36 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 11 replies · 316+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Rebekah Montgomery
    It may not be inclusive or politically correct, but the unabashed aim of The Grove Church in Peoria, IL, is to attract one hitherto unreached demographic: men. Inspired by David Murrow's Why Men Hate Going To Church, Murrow and Pastor Mark Doebler freely admit they are inventing a new style of worship. "We're not going after low-hanging fruit," said Murrow. "We're building a ladder to reach men, the fruit most churches ignore." The first couple of rungs were hammered together in Peoria, IL, on a September weekend when the Murrow conducted a Church for Men Summit in the city and...
  • Panel Urges End to Prostate Screening at Age 75

    08/05/2008 1:38:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 288+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    In a move that could lead to significant changes in medical care for older men, a national task force on Monday recommended that doctors stop screening men ages 75 and older for prostate cancer because the search for the disease in this group was causing more harm than good. The guidelines, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, represent an abrupt policy change by an influential panel that had withheld any advice regarding screening for prostate cancer, citing a lack of reliable evidence. Though the task force still has not taken a stand on the value of screening in...
  • Depressed, repressed, objectified: are men the new women?

    08/03/2008 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Soliton · 88 replies · 116+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 3 2008 | Elizabeth Day
    In June, men discovered that their libidos are in freefall, prompting a 40 per cent increase in males seeking counselling for impotence problems. Their existential angst worsened in July, when British men discovered that they have the most unequal paternity rights in Europe. According to Nicola Brewer, chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, fathers in the UK are seen as 'not essential for parenting'. The same month saw the publication of a medical study that proved the quality of men's sperm declines to such an extent after they hit 45 that the chances of a partner's miscarriage...
  • Male college students more likely than less-educated peers to commit property crimes

    08/02/2008 5:52:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 168+ views
    American Sociological Association ^ | Aug 2, 2008 | Unknown
    Sociological research reveals paradox of higher education, crimeBOSTON — Men who attend college are more likely to commit property crimes during their college years than their non-college-attending peers, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Sociologists at Bowling Green State University found that college-bound youth report lower levels of criminal activity and substance use during adolescence compared to non-college-bound youth. However, levels of drinking, property theft and unstructured socializing with friends increase among the college-bound after enrollment at a four-year university, and they surpass the rates of less-educated peers. "College attendance is...