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INTERESTING APRIL 2002 STORIES


Menstuff® reports here on interesting articles appearing in April periodicals. A click on the photo will often provide a larger photo or additional information reagrding the topic. See previous months above.

A variety of current information is also available: Mediawatch, 2002 provides reviews the media's portrayal of men in advertising and the media. See 2001, also. For an index of these and additional stories, see 2002 and 2001. What's New provides weekly updates of additions to the web site including the latest issues, which are also included in Newsbytes (see table above).

After reviewing some of these topics, we encourage you to write the corporations and the government and give them your viewpoint. Action of the Week selects a particular action to take for the week. Change doesn't usually take place when only one complaint is received. If you want to be part of the solution, let them hear from you! Here's how.

KIDNEY HEALTH


More than 50,000 Americans die each year because of kidney failure. Of the 35,000 waiting for kidney transplants, only 11,000 will receive one. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of chronic kidney failure followed by uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure. Vol VII No 1 Family Urology

THE MUSIC ISSUE


Just what it says. It's the April, 02 issue of Arena, a British pub on US newsstands. Subscribe Here

HUMAN GUINEA PIGS


The 4/22/02 issue of Time features a discussion on how medical testing has turned millions of us into human guinea pigs. For some men who have spent time in the military or prison, being a human guinea pig, some without even knowing it, isn't new.

NO ARTICLES OF MERIT


Several of the major women's magazines have followed Cosmo Girl to introduce "Teen" editions including Elle and Vogue. Most women's magazines have at least something beneficial to say besides fashion. This latest entry has nothing to say, really. Spr 02, Teen Vogue

ROOTING OUT HATE


Hate kills but local DA's fear charging killers. It appears that it's the killers they are trying to protect, not potential victims. Sounds like a bad case of homophobia to me.

MISSING PERSONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


The real horror (of intimate violence toward men) is the continued status of battered men as the "missing persons" of the domestic violence problem. Male victims do not count and are not counted." Richard Gelles in the 4-5/02 issue of Everyman.

HOW TO TURN HIM OFF & MORE


Vasectomy Blues. Many men are worried about the pain (not quite the same as giving birth) or if he'll want sex less. Are you kidding? Read the 4/02 issue of American Baby. Subscribe Here

GUERRILLA GIRLS


In Sri Lanka, girls make up the core of the Tamil Tigers, one of the most successful guerilla movements in the world. The Tamil rebels main weapon: female suicide bombers. Bust

HOW TO STOP A HIJACKING


Need an effective way to thwart terrorists? Here's the true story of El Al flight 219, whose pilot battled hijackers by pushing his Boeing 707 to its death-defying limits. Apr 02 Stuff.

HEARING THE VOICES OF BOYS & MEN


In knowing how and why women and men think, talk, relate and live their lives in different ways, we can change some of our cultural directions. 4/02 Many Voices

HOW TO TELL IF SOMEONE...


Find 100% guaranteed ways to find out all the important stuff-like penis size and threesome potential-about any guy or girl, anytime, anywhere, in just under five minutes. Jane, 4/02

EMPATHY FOR YOUNG MALES


Imagine a coworker coming up to you and saying "After work I am going to find you in the parking lot and kick your #%%!!!" Today, most of our boys have to live with this fear at some point in their school career and all we teach is "Take it like a man." Learn more in the 4-5/02 issue of Men Talk.

BEAR ESSENTIALS: BEAR SPIRIT IN COMMUNITY


In encounters with Bears from around the world, men who were attractive and desirable confessed to lack of self-esteem and have rarely, if ever, had their basic natures affirmed in a positive, holistic, unconditional manner. Excerpt from Bears on Bears in the Spr 02 issue of RFD.

MEN'S HEALTH WATCH


Harvard University produces a monthly 8 page newsletter. Each issue addresses a couple of topics condensed like Reader's Digest, and a half page devoted to a Q&A. 4/02

ORGASM!


How to help a woman orgasm! This article, in the 4/02 issue of Black Men goes on to share how to make the most of her orgasms.

FATHER NATURE


The 4/02 issue of Psychology Today reports new research shows that hormonal changes in both sexes help shape men into devoted dads. If testosterone is the defining hormone of masculinity, it's time to redefine manhood.

"SCREW MA BELL!"


Cool new Internet telephone gizmos let you kiss your long-distance carrier good-bye forever. Cuts calls to 2 cents a minute domestic and 5 cents to chat with people in Europe, Australia or Japan. Quality may be lacking at times. Subscribe Here

TEN FAMOUS POEMS NOBODY UNDERSTANDS


So, you're confused by poetry? Professor John Timpane concedes the enigma of poetry while helping the rest of us make some sense of it all. No Robert Bly poem made the list.

THE SECRET LIVES OF WOMEN


Or: What Chicks Do When You're Not Looking. As soon as you're out of sight, your girl gets up to no good...or does she? Stun, 4/02.

PREGNANCY A HORMONAL THING FOR MEN


Study shows that more than 20% of men with pregnant wives sought care for symptoms related to pregnancy that could not otherwise be objectively explained, so says an article in the Annals of International Medicine and the 4/02 issue of Psychology Today.

WHY GO TO THE DOCTOR?


The 4/02 issue of Esquire gives five reasons you should consider canceling your annual physical exam. And they're fairly certain that your doctor will agree. Also, "All About Women" and "What Women Don't Understand About Men". Subscribe Here

CHILD ABUSE & THE BRAIN


Maltreatment can have enduring effects on a child's developing brain, diminishing growth and reducing activity in key areas. "Scars That Won't Heal: The neurobiology of Child Abuse" is well worth the read! 3/03 Scientific American

SO WHO GETS THE KIDS? 1999


"The Best of 30 Years of Ms", this topic looks at divorce in the age of equal parenting. Ms, Spr/02

HEAT WAVE


As summer approaches, the 4-5/02 issue of American Health Fitness for Men looks at what you should know to beat the dangers of getting too hot while training.

LOVE ADVICE FROM BITTER WOMEN


The 4-5/02 issue of Surfing Girl takes a look and some of the bigger relationship problems reader's have asked about over the years.

FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES


In the '70s, sex stewardesses - not flight attendants - where every man's fantasy. And short skirts and Mile High Club trysts were a way of life. Ah, for the good old days. Gear 4/02 Also, "911 has become one big excuse for a national trauma. "Get over it", says Elizabeth Wurtzel. Subscribe Here

WHAT IS GENDER?


From assigned gender, a legal concept that places you in a certain category to social gender; the assignment made by the people you interact with; and self-gender that you feel internally is correct. Looking at the reality of repression. Tapestry Spr/02.

SAVE THE PLANE


Take out any terrorist with these fighting techniques designed for the not-so-friendly skies. The 4/02 issue of Maxim gives us all something to think about. Never be in that situation? Why take the chance. Read this! Subscribe Here

BIGGEST SEX NEWS SINCE THE PILL


A revolutionary birth-control method that will kill off HIV and be undetectable by a woman's sex partner. Also, "The Rise of the (somewhat) Natural Woman." And 18 articles in Vogue's Sex Special for 4/02.

GIRL ATHLETES AND EATING DISORDERS


The 3-4/02 issue of Daughters is filled with valuable information for men raising daughters. Included is "Does Marketing to Kids Matter?", "Soda Pop Junkies", "Is Cheer leading a Waste of Time?", "The Dangers of Dating Violence" though they don't address violence issues of girls to boys - hitting, slapping, kicking, etc. or when they are emotionally abusive. Oh well.

PLAYING THE CHILD SUPPORT LOTTERY


Talks about a lottery game in California bigger than Super Lotto - the California Child Support Lottery. Under the California formula, one man could owe in excess of $1.2 million per month. Razor, 4/02. More at www.lawpsided.com.

NO RISK, NO REWARD


Nine amazing and instructive lessons on the power of breaking the mold, the genius of the unexpected move, and the thrill of standing out from the crowd. 4/02 Fast Company.

MIND & BODY


Higher Power - a modern man's guide to yoga, the world's oldest fitness program. Also, Buy the Land about that special place. Men's Journal, 4/02 Subscribe Here

PLEASURE


The Spr/02 issue of White Crane: A journal exploring gay men's spirituality, is filled with articles as spring approaches. From "Pleasure: A Philosophical Perspective" to "Of Pleasure and Gay Holiness" to "Orgasm".

ALL THE RAGE


The man who identified (and once typified) type-A behavior is dead at 90. But not of a heart attack. Follow his lead and you may live as long and as well. 4/02 Men's Health. Subscribe Here

REACHING UP FOR MANHOOD


Mentoring is a critical activity that can help support children and can make the difference between a child succeeding or failing. Great article. Not addressed is the importance of keeping the father involved after a divorce. Voice Male, Spr/02

HOW TO SKIP SCHOOL & GET AWAY WITH IT


New Moon Girl, 3-4/02, there's a sure fire way daughters can skip school. For April 25, 2002 is Take Our Daughters to Work Day to show them what adults do all day and start thinking about their future. Subscribe here

SPECIAL OFFER


For each copy of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul you purchase from us at the regular price, we will send a copy to two prison libraries. (Our goal is to get at least one copy in every prison in the U.S., which total over 8,000 facilities.) Updates on Chicken Soul for the Prisoner's Soul

MEN, IT'S TIME TO ACT


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