Menstuff® has long advocated various
actions to get advertisers to desist from advertising that
melanges or shames men, writing congress or local state
legislatures on bills that are good or bad for men, and
challenging the news media to present more positive stories
about men, fathers (at least on Father's Day), etc. The
Action of the Week features a major action that we feel is
important for men to take towards making this a country that
also cares about men. We will give you the situation, the
call to action, and the people to contact to hopefully make
something happen. Many actions are
picked from the many presented in Mediawatch.
See Action of the Week from 2003.
Some of these actions may appear in any
of the following areas. Mediawatch reviews the media's
portrayal of men in advertising directed to or about men
Often a click on the photo will present a larger picture.
There is also basically a script format that includes
comments that may not have images attached for
Newsbytes are made up of stories and articles regarding 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!
of the Week Responses.
Action of the
and Where to Write the Officials
ACTION OF THE WEEK
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Wal-mart has expanded their use of seductive names to, once
again, promote Junior Intimates (underwear). It includes
"Juniors' No Boundaries Bra and Panty Set", "Juniors' No
Boundaries Panties" in new designs, "Juniors' No Boundaries
Woven Boxers" and "Ladies' Secret Treasures Boyleg
CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE NO BOUNDARIES
We're told that there's a scene in the 3rd Harry Potter
movie that is expected to find the viewers cheering. It's
where one of the Slytherin girls makes a sneeringly vicious
insult towards Ron, and he hauls off and slugs her.
NEW POTTER MOVIE CONDONES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Commercial list brokers sell lists of the names and
personal information of children as young as two. Student
Marketing Group's web site www.studentlist.com/products/list_preschool.shtml
boasts that it sells a list of preschool children between
the ages of 2 and 5. Each record includes the child's full
name, address, age, and sometimes includes other
information, such as gender and telephone number. U.S.
Senate Bill S.2160 would prohibit the sale of
childrens personally identifiable information for
marketing purposes. Urge your congressional leaders to
support this bill. Our childrens' privacy is not for sale!
To send a message, please click this link: dads.e-actionmax.com/r.asp?aacwc=363314838259063157178
COMMERCIAL LIST BROKERS TARGET CHILDREN
off the Press
Staff write Jane Ganahl seems to feel that merchandise that
is directed to teen age girls that jokes about boys being
stupid so throw rocks at them is angry chest-beating by
women and men who think otherwise. She supports the
manufactures view that these are harless cartoon T-shirts.
We wonder if Ms Ganahl would hold the same view if the word
"girl" replaced that of "boy?"
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE RESORTS TO CHEAP SHOTS
While Claire's was reported as having removed the offensive
David & Golaith products from their stores (see
they haven't and, according to a couple of managers,
they haven't informed their stores either. In
addition, Claire's also carries some "It's Happy Bunny" key
chains and stickers that read "I love boys, they're
while Borders carries the David and Golaith journals that
read "Boys are Smelly" and "Chics Rule! Boys Drool."
BORDERS SELLS "BOYS ARE SMELLY" JOURNALS
Glenn Sacks was on the air Sunday, February 1 discussing
what is happening on many college campus's to Poison
Valentine's Day by making it about hate and violence rather
than about romance.
POISONING VALENTINE'S DAY
You won't see the winning
ad in MoveOn.org Voter Fund's Bush in 30 Seconds ad
contest on the Super Bowl. CBS refuses to air it. Meanwhile,
the White House is on the verge of signing into law a deal
which Senator John McCain (R-AZ) says is custom-tailored for
CBS and Fox allowing the two networks to grow much bigger.
CBS lobbied hard for this rule change; MoveOn.org members
across the country lobbied against it; and now their ad has
been rejected while the White House ad will be played. It
looks an awful lot like CBS is playing politics with the
right to free speech. If you want to do something, go to
Author and LA radio show host Glenn Sacks exposes an
international retail chain of 3,000 outlets called Claire's
which sells hats, wallets, wristbands, socks and other
products which say "Boy are Stupid - Throw Rocks at Them"
and "Stupid Factory - Where Boys are Made". Help encourage
the management at Claire's to remove the availability of
these products from their stores.
AOL's mirroring of society and the lack of interest in men
and their issues.
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