Media Watch



MEDIAWATCH FOR SEPTEMBER


Menstuff® reports on what the press and/or some corporations are saying. Cick here for September comments. Archive for our response to the media's portrayal of men.)

After reviewing some of these topics, we encourage you to write the corporations and the government and give them your viewpoint. 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. Updated 9/9/01.

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH


September has been proclaimed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by the U.S. Congress. And, as of September 30, 2001, the U.S. Postal Service will withdraw the Prostate Cancer Awareness stamp from sale through the USA Philatelic mail order catalog and will no longer be available. Some of the larger post offices that have Philatelic Centers for collectors may still have a very limited inventory. Of course, non-postal stamp dealers and collectors may have some for sale.

WE'VE BEEN SPAMMED


PNONLINE.com, a group of "300 licensed psychologists" out of N Miami Beach is the worst spammer we have ever experienced. We received 174 of them yesterday (9/26).

FASHION AND AIDS


This ad for a clothing manufacturer has an interesting back-ground which reads "2001 ADIS CASES. 57 Million Infected, 0 Cured. 9/01 InStyle magazine. BLOWUP

RSKING SAVES KIDS


Ad shows young girl in body armor with the headline: Ask your neighbor if they have a gun in their home. Or dress your kids appropriately." Subhead reads: "Over 40% of homes with children have a gun." To find out how to get involved www.askingsaveskids.com LARGER AD

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IT DOESN"T MEAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE SEX


The Candies Foundation is running a two page spread in the 9/01 issue of InStyle magazine using the pop singing group Destiny's Child with the subhead "One million teenage girls will become pregnant this year." For more information go to www.candiesfoundation.org

MEN IN SKIRTS


Don't kid yourself. Scottish, Greek, Turkish, Hawaiian men, to name just a few, have been wearing skirts for centuries. The current "fad" in Hollywood has many people asking, "Just what are you wearing underneath?" Alan Cumming, at left, shows he's not a real Scotsman.

TRYING


Thinking about having kids? Trying to have kids? Having a little trouble? You are not alone. The 9/01 Esquire presents an 8 page discussion on male infertility, the causes and cures. Remember, November is Infertility Awareness Month.

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BE PRODUCTIVE, NOT REPRODUCTIVE


This two page ad ran in the 9/01 issue of FHM magazine. It reads "If you have unprotected sex, you have an 85% chance of getting someone pregnant within one year. Willa Ford for The Candie's Foundation. For more information go to www.candiesfoundation.org" We concure.

PSYCHIATRY COMMITTING FRAUD


Subtitled "Extortion in the Name of Mental Healing" this document comes from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, 800.869.2247.

GET CAUGHT READING


This three-handed Robin William's gets caugh - reading. A fun approach to get the point across which appeared in an ad in the 9/01 issue of MH-18.

JIM BEAM'S ONE TRACK MIND


Jim Beam whiskey continues its ads demeaning men. Both ran this month. The first ad in the 9/01 issue of Maxim shows four men, three of them looking at each other and the fourth guy looking at what looks like a stripper on a pole with the line "Who says men don't like dancing? Real friends. Real bourbon." The second ad ran in the Australian publication Ralph using the same photo with the headline reading "If the chicks ask, we're watching the footy." The third ad shows a birthday party with a woman coming out of a giant cake. The headline reads "A picture is worth a thousand words, and these guys will deny every single one. Real friends. Real bourbon." So, the Jim Beam good old boys like drinking', strippers, and being deceitful. Come to think of it, they may be right.

SHOULD EXECUTIONS BE TELEVISED?


The recent execution of Timothy McVeigh stirred a controversy over whether or not there should be public executions. What do you think?

THE ULTIMATE GUY & CHICKS CARS OF ALL TIME


An online survey reported the top 5 "chick" cars as the: VW Beetle, VW Cabriolet, Mazda Miata, VW Jetta & Dodge Neon. The top 5 "guy" cars were the: Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Camaro, Ford F-150 pickup, & Dodge Viper.

WHAT IF CIGARETTE ADS TOLD THE TRUTH?


It takes a great imagination to create cigarette advertising. Philip Morris are experts at it. Like using their charity work to get their cigarette image back on television and pretending cigarettes have nothing to do with over 1,200 deaths a day. This mimic of Marlboro ads appeared in the 2/01 issue of Stance magazine for young men. There's a body bag over the trailing horse and the Surgeon General's box noting "Yee Haw! You too can be an independent. rugged, macho-looking dead guy."  16 mg of cancer-causin' tar, 200 mg of false self-confidence, 2500 mg of "Giddy-up, nobody gonna tell me what to do!"  www.thetruth.com/main.cfm?flash=no

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