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Menstuff® reports here on interesting articles appearing in May periodicals. A click on the photo will often provide a larger photo or additional information regarding 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.


It's ironic. Over the years, every man accumulates a large number of things he'd like to forget but can't, yet over the years, particularly in his advancing years, every man forgets things he'd like to remember. Harvard Men's Health Watch, 5/02


Three to 4 million Americans may be carrying a postcard from their past and not even know it. Tracking the quiet rise of hepatitis C, a stealth virus that can incubate for decades - sometimes the result of IV drug use or an unlucky transfusion (or from a simple tattoo from the cleanest parlor in the world), and then strike without warning. Newsweek, 4/22/02.


Do you like to watch game shows and cuss out the TV because the people are do damn stupid? Well, why don't you get on and tell them just how stupid you think they are? Here's how to get on and what to do once you get in front of the bright lights. 5/02 Stance


As Arts Programs end up on the cutting room floor of many school budget sessions, the fine art of youth programs are award-winners that take neophytes to new heights. Youth Today 5/02.


5/02 Town & Country ran a special "men's" issue including 12 articles about/for men. From "Young Sports - Getting Kids on the Olympic Track Too Soon", to "Snoring", to "The Return of Gallantry", "What Women Don't Get about Men, "Why Can't Men Be Friends?""What Women Need to Know About the Male Animal's Obsession with the Driving Machine" to "America's Ten Best Steak Houses." There's even an article suggesting that "Every woman should be ready to take care of herself."  What a concept.


The 5/02 issue of GQ is all about The Male Species. Even venturing into the transgendered world with a piece called "From a Man to a Woman."


Some girls just want to have fun: no questions asked, no strings attached. Julie Stein tells you how to find them in the 5/02 issue of Maxim.


If your daughter is like most girls, she'll worry about breast development during some phase of her adolescence. Learn positive ways to support her through this important time of her life. Daughters, 5-6/02.


In the 5/02 issue of Front there is a report on the author's spiritual quest which took him to Columbia and a psychedelic shaman.


The 5/02 issue of SMART lists over 140 articles, court cases and legal articles, conferences and transcripts, mind control and experimentation, and journal and related articles on ritual and sexual abuse. Many web sites given as sources.


The 5/02 issue of Esquire is a survival guide: Your Heart, Your Brain, Your Muscles, Your Hair...plus How to Add 5 Years to Your Life. Subscribe Here


Parenting's 5/02 issue reports the results of their exclusive survey: what hundreds of moms and dads say has really shaped the way we raise our kids and offers ways on how to be the parent you want to be then describes how your kids are affected by their friends, their school, where they live, and more.


The 5/02 issue of Gear reports on medicine hunter Chris Kilham who travels to the ends of the earth so you can maintain an erection. Subscribe Here


It might be baking cupcakes for rescue workers, playing football on an all-boys' team, bringing magic into a friend's life, or daring to ski backwards down a black diamond slope. Inside, meet 25 girls and find out what makes them tick. New Moon, 5-6/02.


Back in 1948 (only 15 years after Prohibition), the liquor industry volunteered to discontinue advertising on television. Thanks to Joseph Seagram & Sons, that ban was broken in 1996 when they started running advertising on a Texas (guess who was governor) cable TV station. Now, Stun, in their 5/02 issue, shows what they would pitch as the new hard liquor ads.


YM (Your Magazine) staff spent a day in classes at Rosewood High School, the all-girls school at Rikers Island, the largest jail in the country. Of the 10 jails on Rikers, only one, the Rose M Singer Center is for women which houses 1,200 female inmates (versus 13,600 males in the city system.) 5/02


In the 5/02 issue of FHM, these lovelies make it clear, the key to any relationships is still a wallet stuffed with cash and plastic. Subscribe Here


It is Bali, the world's most fabled tropical island. It is the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. I knot my sarong and wait for a summons. Why do I feel like a guy on his way to a mugging? Razor, 5/02


In 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensured that everyone may vote at 18, the age that made men fodder for the draft at the time. Still, adulthood varies by state: 21 in Mississippi, and 19 in Alabama. In most states you may legally have sex before you can legally have a drink. Stuff, 5/02.


The April 22, 2002 issue of Time magazine states that thrillers with female stars are hot. It's great for actresses and fans. But is playing victim-heroes a victory for women?


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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".


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.


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


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.


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


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