Media Watch



MEDIAWATCH FOR DECEMBER


Menstuff® reports on what the press and/or some corporations are saying for December. Also, see comments for November, October, and September and 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 12/9/01.

INCREASE YOUR AWARENESS


*World AIDS Day/Day without Art. 12/1 US observance of UN day to focus world attention on the fight against HIV/AIDS. Events to increase public awareness through the visual arts, direct services to artists living with HIV/AIDS. MORE

HE'S YOUR LITTLE BROTHER


Great ad in MH-18 (Men's Health for Teens) saying "Don't do anything you wouldn't want him doing. In essence, don't smoke weed.

REFLECTIONS ON MEN


This ad from Bloomingdale's for Chrome colongue shows three generations of men. Not sure if the colongue put them to sleep or if it says a son will wear his father's colongue (I don't even know what my father used to wear, if he did), or exactly what the "reflection" is but I sure like to see positive images of men. 12/01 GQ

PLEASURES FOR MEN


In the same 12/01 issue of GQ appears this ad for Lauder's colognue, Pleasures for Men with the subtitle, For the best times in life. Lots of blue, two generations of men, and this time a dog. Is this a trend we are seeing. Grow up to smell like dad.

TAKE TIME TO ENJOY LIFE


From the Serendipity Book series, Zippity Zoom demonstrates the importance to take the time to enjoy life. Just one of over 50 in the series, each with a special moral. Kids will love them and you might know an adult that could also use one in their Christmas stocking!

BLAZE SEEMS TO SET FIRES


Parenting, which is really a women's magazine, ran this ad 11/01 for Harlequin books titled "Has be been reading your Harlequin books?" and touting a "scorching" new series of books called Blaze. Just another fantasy.

GOT QUESTIONS? GET ANSWERS?


This is an ad for Planned Parenthood's teenwire.com web site. that is safe, private and real. It reads "He wants to have sex, but I'm not ready. What should I do?" Great site for girls and boys and it wouldn't hurt parents to get on-line and find out what your kids are really thinking about!

BE VOCAL. SAY NO WAY


Here is another in a series of ads from Candie's (www.candiesfoundation.org). It features Macy Gray and comments that "Four in ten girls will experience at least one pregnancy before reaching age 20." It's time to wake up now.

KIDS GROW SO FAST THESE DAYS.


A lot faster than you might think: almost one million teens get pregnany everey year. So the best time to talk to your kids about teenage pregnancy is before they're teenagers. After all, they won't be babies forever. But they'll always need you. Find out more about preventing teen pregnancy at www.teenpregnancy.org. 12/01 YM magazine

RRE YOU MAN ENOUGH?


Again, from MH-18, "Barry Bonds Wears the Bracelet. Until there's a cure, there's the bracelet." Available at The Body Shop, Kenneth Cole, Tower Records, Virgin Megastore, Ben Dridge Jewelers, etc or www.until.org or 800.88-UNTIL. Bringing awareness about HIV/AIDS care services, education and vaccine development. Are you man enough?

HEROIN: DYING'S THE EASY PART


This ad reads "Happy Heroin Hints: Share needles and risk HIV rather than miss a single opportunity to get high." We applaud Jane magazine for donating a full page color ad to support the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

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.) MORE Updates on Chicken Soul for the Prisoner's Soul

MEN, IT'S TIME TO ACT


It's happening. Chicken Soup for the Soul® has an edition about men and they are looking for stories. MORE



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