….Macho men Die Young
That’s the logical corollary of this shock study
Obviously more urgent research is needed, but this is excellent news. In just a few generations we can expect a die off of fascist idiots, imbecile Republican climate deniers, rabid would-be rapists, anal retentive religious fanatics, and testerical macho morons. We must encourage these guys, gift them steroids testosterone tablets– Real Men don’t see sissy Doctors!! Muscles NOT Medicines!
Springer and Mouzen report data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Health Study, which has been compiling data on a group of about 1,000 men who graduated from high school in Wisconsin in 1957. Their study divides men into four groups (“quartiles”) based on their self-perceptions of the masculine ideal.
Men with the most “macho” opinions of the masculine ideal (“Women like men with big muscles,” “Men go to work; women look after the home”) were found to be 46 percent less likely than men with less “macho” perceptions to have done three things in the prior year: get a physical exam, get a flu shot, and get a PSA test.
However, the most interesting thing about this study is that the educational achievement level of the men in question had absolutely no impact on the results…
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.….But in the streets of London, during the Royal Wedding Day grand
Thousands of police are on patrol, and protests have been banned.
But the dissenters are there and their voice will be heard.
Enough of this class system and monarchy absurd!
While the wedding guests sit cosy in the Abbey on their butts
The poor people of Britain suffer from vicious Conservative cuts.
While the British Prime Minister bows low to the Queen
The public observe the class system obscene.
Take heed of the rumblings, William and Kate,
The time has come to abdicate!
Abolish the monarchy, and let there not be a sequel!
Instead, from now on let’s all be equal!
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Whaling Policy in Choppy Waters
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
TOKYO, Feb 27, 2011 (IPS) – After years of stiff resistance, the Japanese government has announced a temporary halt to its controversial research whaling programme in the Antarctic Ocean, a decision that will finally stir the debate to promote sustainable fishing, say conservationists here.
“We welcome the decision to halt whaling this season as a step towards preserving whales which are an endangered species. The message is that whales have to be protected which is all the more valuable since it comes from a nation that is a leader in the consumption of seafood stocks,” Junichi Sato, expert on whaling at Greenpeace Japan told IPS.
Since 1982, the world has followed global moratorium against commercial whaling by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) but only Japan was allocated an annual quota for scientific whaling that is aimed at determining available stocks.
Greenpeace International spearheads a global campaign against Japanese whaling that has led to bitter clashes and lawsuits against each other.
Several fisheries experts express support for the unprecedented move by the Japanese government, pointing out it is a vital landmark in dealing with the growing consumption of fish in the world that has lead to alarming depletion of stocks.