Media Watch


Menstuff® reports on what the press and/or some corporations are saying for February. Also, see comments for January 02, December, November, October, and September and Archive for our response to the media's portrayal of men. Often a click on the photo will present a larger picture.

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.


This ad for General Foods International Coffees, appeared in the 2/02 issue of Good Housekeeping. It shows a broken cup on the floor and a big coffee stain on the door.


Mireni is a remarkably effective and safe method of birth control for moms. Let you wife know and suggest a talk with her health care provider.


This ad appeared in a men's magazine, Men's Health. What's the point? That a lot of women read the ads in Men's Health? That I'm going to "Respect myself in the morning" by looking at an attractive woman with two cinamin roles glued to her butt? That it's actually going to encourage me to eat Nutri-Grain?  I don't think so. Mainly because Kellogg's has become tasteless.

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Newsflash: Change that number to "...every 20 minutes..." An extra 2,044 civilians died last year because of the land mines. That represents only 26,000 deaths last year. They've got another 99,974,000 to find and trigger. Planning your vacation abroad? Use our handy travel guide. After all, even Denmark has over 9,900 left to find and trigger or clear.

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Wal Mart refused to carry RU-486 which allows our daughter's control over their own bodies but in their 1/30-2/5/02 "Valentine's Day" direct mail supplement they encourage "No Boundaries" through the sale of these "panties". They also sell "Secret Treasures" bikini thongs and "Lovable Satin" bras.



Dads and Daughters awards AT&T its "Friend of Fathers and Daughters Award."


Out of Texas comes the line of Wife Beater T-shirts. There's even one for the wife of the Wife Beater and for the Future Wife Beater. At least they are identifying themselves in public.


Stunning photographs of Canadian breasts plus breast lore and health tips.


To benefit the United Way's September 11th Fund and Artists Against AIDS Worldwide. An all star tribute featuring. In stores now. or


This web site, out of Antioch, CA, uses the name of Old Crow Bourbon, and glamorizes serial killers, promotes sexism, racism, and homophobia, and suggest getting a girl drunk and then raping her. And that's just for starters.


"Levi's ads are usually wryly witty instead of creepy.


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


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

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