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I got this one response from my Congressman, Ed Perlmutter.  Unfortunately, the letter refers to the "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act" rather than the topic of my email, which is "Obama's FY 2016 budget eliminating all funding for CDC prostate cancer program". 

February 27, 2015

Dear Steven,

Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 1070, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act.  I appreciate hearing from you on such an important issue because it enables me to better represent the beliefs and values of our district. 

Colon cancer is a serious health concern.  In 2015, there will be an estimated 39,610 new patients diagnosed with colon cancer in the United States.  To deal with this health problem, all Americans need to have access to early preventive care such as colorectal cancer screening.  As you may know, Medicare currently covers colonoscopy screening without cost sharing.  But if an additional therapeutic treatment is conducted, cost sharing is required.  The cost sharing for therapeutic treatment to remove polyps could discourage the use of the colonoscopy.  This legislation would eliminate cost sharing for these additional therapeutic treatments for Medicare beneficiaries. This bill never made it to the House floor for a vote.  Please rest assured I will keep your views in mind should this bill be reintroduced to the U.S. House.   

I encourage you to continue to contact me about the issues important to you.  Please visit our website where you can also sign up for my electronic newsletter, and receive periodic updates on my activities as your Representative in Washington.

          Ed Perlmutter
          Member of Congress
Fuck sake. 
Short but sweet and reflects my sentiments as well.
Via Please tell Congress to Save the CDC Prostate Cancer Program

President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget eliminates all funding for the Centers for Disease Control prostate cancer program. Congress has the power to protect the CDC Prostate Cancer program. We ask for your advocacy to protect this life saving program.

Letters, e-mails are effective ways to tell your representative that funding for Prostate Cancer programs matters to you.

Please go to Malecare Cancer Support

Malecare Cancer Support

SAVE THE CDC PROSTATE CANCER PROGRAM President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget eliminates all funding for the CDC prostate cancer program. Congre

There you will find a sample letter, which you are welcome to copy. Representatives hear from very few prostate cancer survivors and family members so your letter will be surprisingly powerful.

The national men's cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization, Malecare, protests against the proposed elimination of funding for prostate cancer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in America. Almost 30,000 American men die from prostate cancer every year.  And, twice as many African American men die from prostate cancer as do white men. Incredibly, the 2016 President's Budget request would eliminate prostate cancer funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The FY 2016 budget request eliminates the entire $13,200,000 budget for prostate cancer activities. While the evidence on prostate cancer screening remains unclear, CDC has conducted extensive research on and developed materials to help doctors and other health providers better communicate with their patients about informed decision making related to prostate cancer screening and treatment. The proposed elimination will not impact CDC's ability to collect data on national prostate cancer incidence through the National Program of Cancer Registries, nor hinder the ability to share resources and lessons learned.

Please go to Malecare CDC Advocacy now.

Email any questions to:

Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW
 Executive Director
 Men fighting cancer, together.
 [email protected]
... how is young women making false accusations "mature" behavior?
Main / Open Post to Certain Men from Linkedin
Jan 19, 2015, 12:22 PM
I found this hostile anti-male post on LinkedIn recently from a woman who is horribly indignant that three men were interested in her.  OK, so maybe LinkedIn isn't the best place for men to contact women in this way, but this woman ignores the fact that men are in the position where they're supposed to take the initiative.  And there's no evidence they stalked or harassed her after the initial message:
Open Post to Certain Men from Linkedin

Jan 10, 2015


What you are about to read is for real. No names or countries will be mentioned to protect the many innocent men and countries from all over the world. If you are a good man with respect, integrity, good manners, good values, good morals and are sincerely wanting to network with like minded people and professionals, this post is not for you and I recommend you stop reading now.

If you choose to continue reading, you must click "like." By clicking "like," you agree not to feel insulted, think this post is about you, and finally, that I am targeting you.

Read at your own discretion.

Dear Men from Linkedin,

What's up guys! I am truly worried about you. I did not know that your dating situation was at a critical stage. I am so sorry. I understand that the economy is bad all over the world, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would come to this: THE END OF MILLIONS OF DATING SITES THAT ONCE THRIVED ALL OVER THE NATIONS!!

I thought dating sites were solid and that the demand was there. Again, I am so sorry. I did not know that the women from all of the dating sites were taken. It would make sense why you transitioned to Linkedin to find companionship and casual women to date or perhaps scam.

Last week, I received three messages from men telling me I was very beautiful and if I skyped. It made me feel so sad.Now, I do get messages from honest men properly thanking me for accepting me into my network, but I am not talking about them. Those men are content and busy with their professional lives, but your messages made me sad and I am sorry I never responded to you. But, I would like to respond to you now in this open post and I hope you like it:


I wish you all the luck in the world and may all your dreams come true!

Best Regards, and with peace and love in my heart,

Mimi McClelland
MSN has posted an article about the 5 worst states for women, comparing different "wage gaps".  Article here:

See my earlier post "Debunking the so-called gender wage-gap by example"
Main / I imagine a cartoon along this line
Oct 26, 2014, 12:51 PM
I imagine a cartoon regarding the dilemma men face regarding dating. It would show a young man and woman in the middle. The young man is trying to figure out if he should ask the young woman out. On the "conservative right" side would be a bunch of voices saying "be a man", "take the initiative", "be mature" and so on. On the "liberal left" side would be a bunch of voices saying "don't harass or stalk her" and "she doesn't owe you her attention" and so on. And hanging over the young man's head would be "The Sword of Damocles".

Because whatever he does, it's "wrong" from either the traditional conservative or liberal point of view. Indeed, the young man risks the disapproval of both sides if he misjudges the situation.

I'd make up such a cartoon, but I'm lousy at drawing.
One thing about the endless discussion of "sexual harassment" as portrayed in the mainstream media is that it's almost always portraying men as undesirable lechers making unwanted sexual advances/comments to women who don't want them.

There is another side to this issue though. That is, men are also given a "societal expectation" to form relationships with women (it's part of "manning up and being mature etc.") AND that they are expected to take the initiative. The fact that it's often difficult to gauge women's level of interest as to whether a man's attention is wanted or unwanted adds to the difficulty for men

Can you see the conflict here?

Young men - indeed men in general - are caught between a rock and a hard place in that if they don't show an interest in women and take any initiative with them (beyond the business at hand), then they're unable to form relationships with such women, and are ridiculed as "lacking maturity", "being gay", and so on.

But if they do decide to pursue women and misinterpret their level of interest (which is quite easy to do), then they're committing "sexual harassment" or "stalking" and so on. Then they can lose their job, be sued or arrested, and generally alienate themselves from their peers.

Yet I've seen little to no discussion of the "reasonable man's" perspective in the mainstream media regarding this. But I think it's quite relevant to men.

Note: I'm not talking about more serious forms of sexual harassment, or denying/condoning it's occurrence between men and women. For example, the boss who says to his secretary "Sleep with me if you want to keep your job" or the employee that continues to show a romantic/sexual interest in a woman long after she made it clear she isn't interested. Such examples would indeed be sexual harassment (without quotes), which I'm not condoning. And yes, as we've discussed on SYG numerous times, in can be done by women to men in a workplace/educational setting (though the mainstream media tends to overlook of excuse that, as we've also discussed).
but its there husbends who r sposed to support there marrage or they should get devorce if there husbends not generus
In Yahoo Answers, I found the topic "Why do men mature later than women?"  Some of the answers were decent but the last one was so absurd and misandric that I laughed for a few minutes:


Gold Digger  answered 6 years ago 

i think 2 yrs is being generus... most guys i see never mature.... y r grown men so into things like video games an football an cars???

there was a woman in the marrage & devorce secton saying her husbends turning 38 an wants a star trek party for his bday.... with evry 1 dressed in costumes from the tv show... can u beleve it??? men stay children there hole lifes... they never grow up...

So this woman says "men stay children there hole lifes..."  And she writes like a 3rd. grader.  No, actually I've seen kids that young write better.  :laughing6:
There is a commercial in which a man meets his date at a table and says his passion is puppetry.  He proceeds to pull out a puppet that looks just like the woman and starts kissing it.  The woman is weirded out and abruptly leaves.  Somehow this portrayal of a man on a date as a creepy stalker is supposed to be funny and sell cars as well.

Here is the commercial:

First Date - Funny TV Commercial

Supposedly some people think this is funny and represents how men approach women (in an extreme way, perhaps).  I think it's a demeaning representation of men.  What do you think?
The Men's Wearhouse has a National Suit Drive underway intended to help low income men find employment. More information can be found here:

You can help the National Suit Drive by donating a gently used suit to the Men's Wearhouse, or by following @menswearhouse on Twitter or tweeting #giveasuit (they will donate $1 each time). You can also follow @MensWearhouse on Instagram and they will also make a donation.
In 2006, a woman named Jennifer Sanmarco killed 7 people in Goleta, CA, which is adjacent to Isla Vista.  It was the largest mass murder by a woman in the U.S.  Interestingly, all but one of her victims were women, and she was known for hostility toward minorities.  She was obviously insane:


The Goleta postal facility shootings were a spree killing by Jennifer San Marco (December 6, 1961 - January 30, 2006), a former US Postal Service employee who shot and killed seven people in Goleta, California on January 30, 2006, before taking her own life.

The media at the time made an effort to point out how unusual it is for a woman to do such a thing.  Oddly, the MSM hasn't brought up Jennifer Sanmarco's killing spree, nor the fact that she targeted minorities.

A more balanced look at female killers:
There is a petition to the White House to classify the Men's Rights Movement as a terrorist group.  The petition is slanderous and horribly wrong regarding the Men's Rights Movement and MRA's.  It goes on to state that the mass murders committed by Marc Lepine and Elliot Rodger were inspired by MRA's and puts the suicide of Tom Ball in the same category as well (yet again, horribly wrong).

This petition is so appalling that it's almost beyond words, and does a terrible disservice to the Men's Rights Movement which has sought fair treatment of men and boys.

Here is a link to the petition:

Here is the text of the petition:

"We petition the Obama administration to:

Classify the Men's Rights Movement as a terrorist group

The Men's Rights Movement (MRM) is a misogynistic movement that advocates violence against women and girls.

Multiple members of the MRM--self identified Men's Rights Activists (MRAs)--have committed atrocities and mass murders. Marc Lepine killed 17 women on a university campus in the "Montreal Massacre". Tom Ball firebombed a courthouse and wrote a manifesto encouraging others to bomb government buildings that is posted on major MRM websites like Elliot Rodger, an active MRA, shot and killed at least 7 young women and injured many other people at random. Rodger is being celebrated as a martyr and hero by the movement, which will likely cause other MRAs to emulate his crimes.

This is what the MRM does and action must be taken against them to protect women and girls."