Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity

This is at the heart of Male Studies. Human Survival.

THE GUARDIAN, written by Erin Brockovich.

The end of humankind? It may be coming sooner than we think, thanks to hormone-disrupting chemicals that are decimating fertility at an alarming rate around the globe.

A new book called Countdown, by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, finds that sperm counts have dropped almost 60% since 1973. Following the trajectory we are on, Swan’s research suggests sperm counts could reach zero by 2045.

Zero. Let that sink in. That would mean no babies. No reproduction. No more humans. Forgive me for asking: why isn’t the UN calling an emergency meeting on this right now?

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Meet the CEO Who Put His Company on the Line To Stand Up to Gillette’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad - Wall Street Journal (Western Journal) - Written by Ilan Srulovicz, the CEO and founder of Egard Watch Company, he explains why his company produced an ad to counter Gillette’s recent commercial on masculinity.

By Ilan Srulovicz


Professor Dennis Gouws: A Case Study in Feminist Harassment - The Fiamengo File - Why do so few university professors dissent from the campus orthodoxy? Because even the mildest form of ideological non-compliance, like teaching a Men in Literature course with Warren Farrell on the reading list, can bring years of persecution.

Video by Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa


Higher Education Discriminates Against Men, But Title IX Complaints May Change That - USA Today - At today’s universities, masculinity is almost never discussed except in negative terms, usually with the word “toxic” attached. When girls and women are discussed, the question is always about how to help them do better. When boys and men are mentioned, it’s almost always as some sort of a problem.


The Boys Are Not All Right - New York Times - What do the shootings in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and too many other sites of American carnage have in common? It’s boys. It’s almost always boys.

By Michael Ian Black


America's new malady: Men's shrinking paychecks - CBS News - American household income is rising, but it may not be time to pop the champagne yet. Especially if you're a male. By Aimee Picchi


Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50% Since 1973, Paper Finds - The New York Times - The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research. By Maya Salam


The Increasing Significance of the Decline of Men - The New York Times - Men of all races and ethnicities are dropping out of the work force, abusing opioids and falling behind women in both college attendance and graduation rates. By Thomas B. Edsall


45 years after Title IX, America's boys need equal protection - The Washington Examiner - Title IX became law in 1972, and it ostensibly forbids discrimination against students on the basis of their gender. But try telling that to students like Kaiden and his parents, for whom Title IX offers no relief. By Eric Pearson


Early Behavior Problems Impact Long-Term Educational Attainment More for Boys than Girls - Boys with the same behavior problems as girls tend to complete fewer years of schooling. This article by Jayanti Owens, Sr. Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology at Brown University, highlights the recent study that proves and explains the substantial gender gap in our schools today.


The Future Battle on Campus: Men vs. Males - A Voice for Men

Education bewilderment begins in preschool, where boys are systematically

devalued by institutionalized gender inequality.


The Study of Man (or Males) - From The New York Times

If you are a college graduate of a certain age, you probably remember that there used to be an all-purpose discipline that studied men and their behavior. It was called history.


Monogamy provides evolutionary advantages for male mammals, but studies disagree on origin

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that monogamy evolved in primates to prevent infanticide, while a study in the journal Science said the behavior arose as a mating strategy.


Penn State Division of Undergraduate Studies to survey male undergraduate students

As part of a research initiative on gendered differences in higher education, Penn State’s Division of Undergraduate Studies, with grant support from the National Academic Advising Association, is surveying male students about their beliefs and behaviors as they may relate to academic success.


The Missing Fifth - New York Times

There are probably more idle men now than at any time since the Great Depression, and this time the problem is mostly structural, not cyclical.


Male Studies and Feminism - From Psychology Today

Why do Discussions of Male Issues Always Turn to Feminism?


When Men Experience Sexism

There are some practices and policies that are unfair to men. But this fact should unite men with feminists, not drive them apart.

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