Menstuff® has gathered many printed resources available for purchase.
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For all other items, send a check or money order for the complete amount to: The National Men’s Resource Center, PO Box 1080-W, Brookings, OR 97415-0024. Ask about quantity discounts for 50 or more.
I made my life’s mission statement into a three color bumper sticker with writing that looks like it was done with a crayon. It’s to remind everyone of the tenderness and daintiness of a child and their right to live in a totally safe world – safe from any kind of perpetration by anyone, moms, dads, siblings, teachers, clergy, other children or adults, anyone. $3 each. Quantity discounts available.
This one was designed primarily to encourage men to lightened up a little, especially if they have children. It was great to see one installed up-side-down on a bumper. Right on! $3 each. Quantity discounts available.
We live in a culture of Human Doings – doing lunch, protests, fishing, golfing, working, doing, doing, doing. I created this bumper sticker to remind myself that I was originally created as a Human Being and I need to step back from doing and accommodate more “being” in my life, so that maybe I can reverse the trend and once again become a Human Being. $3 each. Quantity discounts available.
Don’t make dumb mistakes! Help combat the effort to teach our children not to feel fear. It’s more than just a marketing campaign for a clothing line. It’s an effort, knowingly or unknowingly, to desensitize children so that they can be manipulated into doing things against their inherent nature. Children who are encouraged not to feel all feelings become dysfunctional adults and creative dysfunctional relationships. When the opportunity presents itself, talk about fear – how ignoring it or pushing it out of the way can create unnecessary dangers. How the great Samurai know fear and don’t hide from it but bring it out in front, put it on the end of their sword, and cut with it. Feel your own feelings. And encourage others to feel theirs. All feelings are good – fear, pain, sadness, joy and anger. It’s the behaviors that we need to work with.
We cannot accept Internet orders. You must contribute a self-addressed envelope (ideally a # 9 or #10), with enough postage for 2 ounces to reach you. Our contribution is the production of a quality, long-lasting 6 3/4 x 3″ “Know Fear” bumper sticker, while supplies last. (Temporarily out-of-stock. Waiting for $1,000 funding gift (tax deductible) to product additional quantities.) The National Men’s Resource Center, PO Box 1080, Brookings, OR 97415-0024.
The Matrix Complex. While much of the world celebrated what they thought was the start of the new millennium on December 31, 1999, when the calendar made the switch to the year 2000, we still, actually, had until midnight of 12/31/00. The actual date the new millennium and new century started was Millennium Monday, January 1, 2001 or 01.01.01. This has been confirmed by the U.S. Naval Observatory, the nation’s official time keeper and the White House has a page on their site about this. You see, this is based on the fact that we are using a calendar created in Rome, in 526 A.D. (Anno Domini) – a calendar that is now recognized globally. Instead of starting at year zero, that calendar began with the date January 1, 1 A.D. Consequently, the new millennium is not officially reached until 01.01.01 (mil-len-ni-um (n) A span of one thousand years). Isn’t it interesting how willing most people are to live in The Matrix and go along with whatever they read in the newspapers or hear on radio or television? You might be interested on this from The Times, December 26, 1799. “We have uniformly rejected all letters and declined all discussion upon the question of when the present century ends, as it is one of the most absurd that can engage the public attention, and we are astonished to find it has been the subject of so much dispute, since it appears plain. The present century will not terminate till January 1, 1801, unless it can be made out that 99 are 100…It is a silly, childish discussion, an only exposes the want of brains of those who maintain a contrary opinion to that we have stated.” You see, many of us don’t learn from history. That was written over 100 years ago. For confirmation of Millennium Monday from the White House, go to www.whitehouse.gov/Initiatives/Millennium/when.html The US Naval Observatory has put together a series of pages as part of the White House Millennium program to answer many of the millennium questions such as: When Is the New Millennium? Millennial Events at the USNO. First Sunrise of the New Millennium. Countdown to the Millennium. History of the USNO Time Ball. Facts About the Millennium. For additional links for confirmation visit the Greenwich, England site at millennium.greenwich2000.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Millennium start in Greenwich? In 1884 at an International conference in Washington, DC, USA it was agreed to have a Universal Day. The day begins at the Prime Meridian of the World (Zero Longitude) – The Greenwich Meridian – an imaginary line from North Pole to South Pole through the primary transit instrument (telescope) at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Hence each and every day begins in Greenwich including of course 1 January 2000 (although the Millennium officially starts on 1 January 2001). Side bar: There is a thousand years of history in Greenwich, England. This millennium started with the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Greenwich in 1012 and has seen many famous events and characters in history visit here. King Henry VIII was born in Greenwich as were his children including Queen Elizabeth I.
Which place had the first sunrise in the Millennium? Prepare for a shock! There has been a lot of speculation about which country, city, town was to be the one to see the first sun-rise of the new millennium. Countries have even been jumping the international date line in order to achieve this status. If you really wanted to see the first sunrise you had to put your thermals on and head for Antarctica.
Is the Year 2000 a Leap Year? This has been the subject of a lot a debate. When the year is a century (I.E. ends in 00). The century rule applies. The century has to divide by 4. So 1900 was NOT a leap year. The year 2000 WILL be a leap year. Nobody has worked out if there will need to be a correction for the year 4000. But I guess we won’t be around to worry about that!
If you have a question about the Millennium why not email: email@example.com
ETD stands for “Elapsed Time of Departure into the new millennium.”
This idea came from a bumper sticker that was around several years ago which read “I Believe You Anita.” And, while Anita was black, that was about sexism, not racism. This is clearly about racism. And, if you are white and believe that people of color have the same rights, privileges and safety as you do, I challenge you to get one of these FREE bumper stickers, put it on the nicest car you own and drive around and park in it your community, both during the day and at night. If you have the nerve to do this, I think the experience will give you a different perspective on the insidiousness of racism that we have become numb to. How far are we from the populace of Germany during the 1930’s who totally accepted what the government was doing? My experience is that we have become quit numb to racism and all diversity issues as individuals in our rush to survive. Remember the Holocaust. Remember Bosnia. Remember Kosovo. Remember Los Angeles. Remember Rodney King. As Rumi said, “Don’t go back to sleep.” Warning: I know of at least one person who put this on their car and had all four tires slashed in San Francisco. Cars in Colorado were torched and store fronts vandalized, that simply had a Diversity sticker on them. It identified them for an act of hate and violence. And, of course we all know what has happened to Synagogues and black churches across this country. So, be aware of the level of hatred that is alive and well in these United States of America.
We cannot accept Internet orders. You must contribute a self-addressed envelope (ideally a # 9 or #10), with enough postage for 2 ounces to reach you.
Our contribution is the production of a quality, long-lasting FREE 10″ x 3″ Rodney King bumper sticker, while supplies last. Send your SASE to The National Men’s Resource Center, PO Box 1080, Brookings, OR 97415-0024.
- Men’s Good Health Journal – A 36 page “passport” to good health. This handy reference focuses on many of the key health concerns of today’s men. It is intended to make you a partner with your doctors and other health care providers in your quest for good health. $3 each.
- Every Man Should Know About His Prostate: Booklet provided by Merck. (See also under Slide Guide “Facts about Prostate Health“.) Free with SASE.
Q&A Slide Guides
You slide the inside card to your question and the answer appears in the box.
- Men’s Guide to Health Tests & Screenings: Discusses the 10 primary health tests, their purpose, what age the tests should be performed and how often to be tested. It also describes the 10 major health problems, describing what they are and how to treat them. $3 each.
- Testicular Cancer Self Exam. Invaluable information for any man, particularly anyone 15 to 35. It is among the easiest cancers to cure when detected early. A once-a-month simple self-examination can help catch this cancer at its early stage. The best time to examine yourself is while taking a shower or bath. The warm water causes the skin to relax, making the examination of the underlying tissue easier. This guide can be downloaded in its entirety or you can send for a waterproof guide that can hang on your shower head at home or school. $3 each.
- Facts about Prostate Health: All men over the age of 50 should have an annual digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men with a family history of prostate cancer should check with their doctors about beginning annual exams at age 40. This guide provides facts about prostate cancer and symptoms. $3 each. See “Booklets” above – Every Man Should Know About His Prostate.
- Safe Dating Guide: The body is special. In order to safeguard yourself, you must avoid high-risk situations. This is a guide to reduce dating risks, provides comebacks to common lines you may hear or say, and provides facts you should know about date rape. $3 each.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Education Guide: This guide provides myths and facts about STDs, the cause and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention information for the 10 major diseases. For anyone who is sexually active or thinking about becoming sexual. $3 each.
- AIDS Education Guide: Includes the answers to the top 15 questions about AIDS plus Condom Do’s and Don’ts. $3 each.
- Facts on Gangs: What every citizen should know. Provides information on signs of possible gang involvement, how to protect your children, what you can do plus answers to the 7 most frequently asked questions. $3 each.
NOTE: Because of lack of interest since 1998, all of these materials have been discontinued except the Slide Guide and Booklet on Prostate Cancer. They can be ordered in bulk from Positive Promotions 800.635.2666 with your organizations logo or if you just want a few, order from us: booklet or slide guide.
HISTORY: While we seldom promote commercial ventures, we do want to encourage companies that give-away items like calendars and coffee cups to coincide connecting it to Prostate Cancer Awareness. Positive Promotions went out on a limb in 1998 to develop materials (some that can take company imprints and some that can’t – golf tees, NFL football schedules) on prostate awareness. (See the items under the “Lenny” icons above.) They had done a great deal for breast cancer awareness and there is a market for that. But, men don’t want to talk to men about prostate cancer and companies are afraid to promote it. I hope your company will step into the void and do everything possible, in every way possible to let every man know about prostate cancer and ever boy and young man know about testicular cancer. To this end, we have included a small photo of the promotional materials offered by Positive Promotions back in 1998 for your information.