Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boys Get the Short End of the Stick

Toxins just keep coming up as a topic! But it's understandable since we're steeped in them! A New York Post article recently discussed how males get the short end of the stick in a world filled up with toxic shit that messes with our body chemistry:

New research shows that the chemicals used in some food wrapping, cosmetics, baby powders and flame retardants have been identified as "endocrine disrupters" because they interfere with hormones.

These "gender-benders," as a new report calls them, can affect the male species in vertebrate animals, including baby human boys, who, when their mothers are exposed to widespread chemicals in pregnancy, are born with smaller penises and feminized genitals.

"This research shows that the basic male tool kit is under threat," says Gwynne Lyons, a former government adviser on the health effects of chemicals who wrote the report published by the charity CHEMTrust, which drew on more than 250 scientific studies from around the world.

Wildlife and people have been exposed to more than 100,000 new chemicals in recent years, and the European Commission has admitted that 99 percent of them are not adequately regulated.

So boys, if you care about nothing else, for fucks sake, SAVE THE PENIS! And stop dumping chemicals down your drain.

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Stacey K said...

Hey it helps two ways at once. Save the penis, save the environment. How many men drive over sized trucks and SUVs to make up for certain shortcomings? Save the penis, save the world.

Joe Pontillo said...

In a world where male lawmakers ensure that Viagra is covered by health insurance, I'll bet it won't take much time to get penis shrinking toxins out of our products.

(Word verification: Pedgerte - measurement of the width of one's foot)

FletcherDodge said...

Okay look... this is the LAST time I'm going to explain this...

It was really cold the day I participated in that study. I had just gotten done with my daily swim and the water was freaking freezing, okay?



Sounds like men's rights activists might have to stop protesting ladies nights at bars and start working on Save the Penis! campaigns instead.

JOCOeveryman said...

Well, you've hit a little close to home now May. Consider this conservative on the bandwagon. I like the new picture of you by the way.....way to keep it fresh.