I received the following in my e-mail today from a long time friend. I can't believe it have been going around on the internet since 1999:
"A woman at a nightclub called 'Crow-Bar' on Saturday night was taken by 5 men, who according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her. Unable to remember the events of the evening, tests later confirmed the repeat rapes along with traces of Rohypnol in her blood and Progesterex, essentially a small sterilization pill. The drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape AND sterilize their victims. Progesterex is available to vets to sterilize large animals. Progesterex is being used together with Rohypnol, the date rape drug. As with Rohypnol, all they have to do is drop it into the girl's drink. The girl can't remember a thing the next morning, of all that had taken place the night before. Progesterex, which dissolves in drinks just as easily, is such that the victim doesn't conceive from the rape and the rapist needn't worry about having a paternity test identifying him months later. The drug's effects ARE NOT TEMPORARY - Progesterex was designed to sterilize horses. Any female who takes it WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE.. The weasels can get this drug from anyone who is in the vet school or any university. It's that easy, and Progesterex is about to break out big on campuses everywhere. Believe it or not, there are even sites on the Internet telling people how to use it. Please forward this to everyone you know, especially girls. Be careful when you're out and don't leave your drink unattended. Please make the effort to forward this on to all you know... Guys, please inform all your female friends and relatives."
Well, I replied to all of the people on his list that he sent this to (over a dozen people):
Please do not send these myths around as they are misandric and only help to cause the perpetuation of feminist 'rape myths'. For actual DV & rape stats, you can research them here: http://www.dvstats.com
. Please see the following links or search Google.com for 'progesterex' for information about this hoax:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progesterexhttp://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/progesterex.asphttp://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blprogesterex.htm
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And I have know this guy for over 20 years....It makes me sad really.