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The male hormonal horror show, as told on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” is almost 2 decades old. It unfolded to very little fanfare in 2006. As this writer first divulged in her WND column “Manly No More,” the data came courtesy of Dr. Thomas Travison and colleagues at the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts.

American men are indeed losing the stuff that makes them macho.

Wrote Reuters in 2007:

“A new study has found a ‘substantial’ drop in U.S. men’s testosterone levels since the 1980s.” The average levels of the male hormone have been dropping by an astounding 1 percent a year. A 65-year-old in 1987 would have had testosterone levels 15 percent higher than those of a 65-year-old in 2002.

Although the New York Times’ science and medicine reporter now mocks these findings—she likely does so because masculinity has, in the intervening years, been declared toxic and because Tucker refuses to let men be defanged.

The reasons for the reduction in testosterone levels remain unclear. A rise in obesity and a decline in smoking have been suggested, since “testosterone levels are lower among overweight people and smoking increases testosterone levels.”

More reliably, other researchers have implicated estrogen-mimicking chemicals, which leach into the environment from plastics (BPA). I had covered the pioneering work of Dr. Devra Davis on these xenoestrogens in my Canadian column, in 1999. On this front—the pox of plastics—men and women can expect nothing from Republican representatives, who still consider it a conservative creed to fill-the-oceans-with-plastics, kill-everything-that-moves-for-profit, and call on the Third World to be fruitful and multiply, so as to perpetuate this cycle of pillage and pollution.

Conspicuously absent from these reports are the effects on serum testosterone of changes in life experiences over time. These trends are, however, routinely tracked when discussing incidence of this or the other disease or deficiency in distaff America.

Thus, breast cancer is said to be associated with the modern woman’s propensity to delay or forfeit childbearing. Osteoporosis is exacerbated by women’s sedentary routines—they do less weight-bearing work than they used to. And so on.

FEMINIZATION

It is very possible, even likely, that the feminization of society over the past 20 to 30 years is changing males, body and mind. It is very possible that the subliminal stress involved in sublimating one’s essential nature is producing less manly men.

Consider: When they are not twerking tush with transexuals, today’s tykes are required to hack their way through page-turners like One Dad Two Dads Brown Dad Blue Dads. Boyhood today also means BB guns and “bang-bang you’re dead” are banned.

Boys are hardwired for competition; the contemporary school enforces cooperation. Boys like to stand out. But team-work obsessed, mediocre, mostly female school teachers teach them to fade into the background. Boys thrive in more disciplined, structured learning environments; the American school system is synonymous with letting it all hang out.

Sons are more likely to be raised without male mentors, since moms, in the last few decades, are more inclined to divorce (and get custody), never marry, or bear children out of wedlock. The schools have been emptied of manly men and staffed by feminists, mostly lacking in the Y chromosome. Although boys (and girls) require discipline, the rare disciplinarian risks parent-driven litigation.

DEMONIZATION

Boys leave secondary school suffused with a sense of their gender as a repository for society’s ills. As if that’s not bad enough, they soon discover that society privileges girls in tertiary schools and in the workplace. Why, even girls favor girls. Most young women swoon over washed-out, asexual celebrities—cherubic-looking, soft-spoken, “girlie-men,” are replacing deep-voiced, macho men as hot favorites.

Women say they look for partners who are “sweet and sensitive.” If they’re having children with androgynous men who grow bum-fluff for stubble, then perhaps they’re breeding out testosterone.

The smashing success of politically incorrect books such as The Dangerous Book for Boys proves how desperate little boys are to be boys again—the book reintroduced a new generation of youngsters to the joys of catapult-making, knot-tying, stone skimming, astronomy, and such “toxic masculinity”. (Concocting rocket fuel from saltpeter and sugar is not in the book, but is a lot of fun—or so my husband tells me.)

The thought I had offered in 2006 was this:

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a delicate homeostatic feedback system, intricately involved in regulating hormones and stress in men and women. Has it become the axis of evil in the war on men?

A MAN AND A WOMAN

In 2022, I venture these afterthoughts:

There is a documented “sex recession” among American younger men. The biggest reason for young men shunning intimacy is that they “dread a #MeToo-style harassment charge.”

In other words, in an atmosphere of sexual moral panic intimacy is becoming less achievable.

Alas, the imagery Mr. Carlson presents in his highly stylized documentary on testosterone is replete with “oiled, shirtless men performing vaguely masculine tasks, like turning over giant tires and throwing a javelin.”

I worry that Tucker Carlson might be encouraging the male equivalent of the solipsistic, me-me narcissism typifying the MeToo movement.

I worry that our host has been hanging out with too many meatheads.

Not so long ago, Tucker anointed one Andrew Tate as a go-too “manly” philosopher king, by bestowing him with the honor of a “Tucker Carlson Today” interview.

The vision of manhood Andrew Tate offers disenfranchised young men he himself encapsulated thus: get rich, workout, have fast cars and fabulous females.

This skin-deep take on the Optimal Man is something every hip-hopster and rapper beat Mr. Tate to.

Men, young and old, could learn more about being admirable men from strong, principled women than from a rubbishy, social-media type “male,” whose goals are fast cars and fast women. I like and drive the poor-man’s fast car (six-speed manual transmission, turbocharged engine, 18-inch alloy wheels); but no quality woman wants a fast and fickle man.

At its most elevated, manliness, as I see it, is about the values of kindness, protectiveness—not gratuitous cruelty—honor, trust, and …, I’ll say it: sexual, monogamous love.

Love is the ultimate man maker.

True—physical and mental endurance certainly go to the core of manliness.

Indubitably, disciplined men and women can keep their bodies toned and faces fine well into old age. But testosterone in all its multifaceted manifestations is best preserved through passionate, monogamous love between a man and a woman.

Nothing completes a man and makes a man as a woman.

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, Gettr YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new video-podcast.

 
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  1. meamjojo says:

    Agreed! There are too many girlie-men posting here, shivering in their boots about whether Putin will push the button or not over Ukraine.

    • Replies: @George 1
  2. Stones says:

    Never thought I could completely agree with any woman ever in this day and age, but this piece did it. A bullseye on all scores.

    I am convinced that the harpy femininist scolding environment that young men are now incessantly subjected to will effect physical and mental development of boys particularly during pubescence.

    Women who framed their world with male hatred and projected it used to be called Ball-Busters before T could even be measured. No surprise, then, that once measurement was possible, this anti-male social climate infected upon boys would produce what it has, lower T men.

    And while I am a fan of Carlson, I don’t think he has the blueprint for the ideal male down pat. There is a pic of him hanging with a gang of queers – lots of bare skin and leather. What’s that about?

    And, finally, I think your description of what maleness should be and is, is spot on.

    Thanks

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  3. Yeah. Duh. Pollution is evil. It turns boys into girls. Duh.

    But you dumbasses love pollution. You think only hippies and tree-huggers are against pollution. It’s “left-wing” to be against pollution. And anything you deem “left-wing,” no matter what, anything at all, anything “left-wing” is wrong.

    You stupid fucks.

    • Thanks: meamjojo
    • LOL: MarkU
    • Replies: @Anon
  4. Partly due to Carlson’s bio, I suspect him as a modified limited hangout. The problem always being separating the wheat from chaff.
    I am quickly approaching my 7th decade, live a moderate lifestyle, have a healthy diet, love my wife, and still pursue her perhaps a little more than what would be her interest.
    As to cars, I have driven manual transmissions since the age of 8, both on the farm and in the woods. I prefer naturally aspirated engines over turbo’s, but, as with girls, some like ’em fat, and some like ’em skinny.
    I’ve worked as an underground hard rock miner, worked on the railroad, worked in oil refineries, and a few other jobs, mostly with men, which is how I always preferred it. I have always loved and respected women, but not at work. Here, I liked the separation of the sexes, and the camaraderie of Men. I always felt that the sexual energy between men and women interfered with work as I have known it.
    The turning of Men into pusillanimous cucks is not surprising. A civilized society breeds them that way. The rule of law as opposed to the rule of honor has no place for Macho Men. Intentionally reducing testosterone in men sounds like it would benefit the ruling class and make it less dangerous for them. At least they would perceive it as so.
    Boys can learn how to be strong admirable men from strong admirable fathers, fathers who love their wives and children and in seeing how women can temper the negative tendencies of men by observing the mother/father relationship. Whole families are crucial to this, which is why governments are trying to dissolve the family unit.

    • LOL: ILANA Mercer
  5. A very thoughtful column. There is plenty of good advice here to jot down & follow. You could certainly do a lot worse. As always, the answers are obvious. We had it right 50 or 60 years ago, and that includes the loving mothers who made us eat all of our vegetables, hold the door for women, get outside and play, and be honest. Among other things. Boys were naturally attracted to woods, trails, sports (playing, not watching), BB guns, cherry bombs, building forts, and anything else the girls hated. Well, later on they’d grow to like each other pretty well. That world is still available. As Ringo said, all you gotta do is act naturally.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Quick Joey Small
  6. A boy needs a man in his life. Manhood is modeled. Demostrated. A woman can raise a good boy or a bad boy. She cannot demonstrate manhood.

    What’s done is done Ilana. Welcome to the Matriarchy. Where a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle and where most men are not men at all. Just good boys and bad boys.

  7. George 1 says:
    @meamjojo

    From what I see the “Girly Men” and the ultra feminist women are the ones with the “We stand with Ukraine stickers.”

    The real men would rather not have war’s destruction when the war is 100% brought about by Obama/Biden, one being a Girly-Man and the other a pedo rapist.

    • Replies: @c matt
  8. ruralguy says:

    Good article. Sadly, a big factor in the U.S. and European decline is the nurturing instinct in women. Instead of deciding issues based on cost and benefit, women tend to use this empathy to decide issues. Emotions leave them in a fog, unable to distinguish reality from what they want to believe. The vast numbers of overly effeminate men, high on estrogen and low on testosterone, when added to women’s vote dominates politics, business, schools, and the media.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  9. Legba says:

    Don’t you have any shirts to iron?

    • LOL: meamjojo
  10. Realist says:

    Republican representatives, who still consider it a conservative creed to fill-the-oceans-with-plastics, kill-everything-that-moves-for-profit, and call on the Third World to be fruitful and multiply, so as to perpetuate this cycle of pillage and pollution.

    Thanks for a well-written column. If plastics in the ocean are part of the problem, you would find low testosterone more of a problem in those countries that depend on protein from the ocean which would be Asian countries. But of course, if plastics are causing lower testosterone leaching from landfills could be a problem for those countries that are not as dependent on ocean protein.

    Again the article addressed a very important situation in the continuation of humanity.

  11. c matt says:
    @George 1

    While I don’t dispute that, there are a lot of politicians with an “R” behind their name sporting that Uke sticker. When both sides of the political cesspool agree, you know something evil is afoot.

    • Replies: @George 1
    , @meamjojo
  12. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    Pollution has substantially declined since the 1970s ya stupid treehugger sunofabitch posing as a right winger online.

  13. Anon[380] • Disclaimer says:

    This article is a prime example of the matriarchichalism from the Left that has infested right-wing spaces.

    Feminist he-woman Ilana Mercer spends much of the article berating American men for declining masculinity, ignoring that the actual problem is American women’s declining femininity.

    An American man is still the global gold standard of manhood. Every woman in the world is lining up to marry an American man. American women, on the other hand, have never been anything but a global joke to femininity. This is why interracial marriages involving American men and and Asian women are the fastest growing in the country.

    Your average western woman is a lumbering she-pig who weighs over 170 pounds and speaks at over 170 decibels. Infertility is the cosmic essense of the American white female. Where are your children, Ilana Mercer?

    To top it off, this article insults masculinity with this conclusion: “nothing completes a man and makes a man as woman.”

    What an insult to traditional Western paternalistic values. Women are perfect and men are incomplete without them? Ron Unz, please stop allowing these sick cucks to destroy your website. You’re allowing so much menopausal junk through your website that it’s beginning to sound like Democratic Underground.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
    , @Liza
  14. @Anon

    “where are your children, Ilana….?” AFAIK,

    the libtard Mercer-Issacsohn produced a daughter. Which

    is one more kid than your average Judeo-femenoid.

    Which brings up the fundamental cause of

    a) rampant masculinization of women

    b) rampant feminization of men. And that is, for instance,

    http://seductivejewess7.com/type-ii-ss376-gloria-sarah-steinem

  15. George 1 says:
    @c matt

    You are of course correct Matt. In fact there aren’t very many politicians in DC who are not all in on the war although there are a few.

  16. Harry E says:

    If you guys want to brush up on your ‘manliness’, the following website is a good place to start.

    https://www.artofmanliness.com/

    • Thanks: meamjojo
  17. meamjojo says:
    @c matt

    “When both sides of the political cesspool agree, you know something evil is afoot.”

    That’s the problem without world – the concept that one side MUST disagree with the other side.

    Supporting Ukraine against the Russia invader is the right choice from both the moral and intellectual perspectives. It’s the correct and right thing to do.

    Anyone who disagrees is clearly retarded mentally, emotionally and sociologically.

    • LOL: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Kim
  18. meamjojo says:

    Here’s are a couple of companion articles:
    =======
    Human penises are shrinking because of pollution, warns scientist
    Dr Shanna Swan has found that chemicals called phthalates are causing human babies to be born with malformed genitals.

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 14:56, UK

    Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction.

    Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system.

    As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes.

    Her book, titled Count Down, examines “how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperilling the future of the human race”.
    ….
    https://news.sky.com/story/human-penises-are-shrinking-because-of-pollution-warns-scientist-12255106

    AND

    What Are Sperm Telling Us?
    Scientists are concerned by falling sperm counts and declining egg quality. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be the problem.

    By Nicholas Kristof
    Feb. 20, 2021

    Something alarming is happening between our legs.

    Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg quality and more miscarriages.

    It’s not just humans. Scientists report genital anomalies in a range of species, including unusually small penises in alligators, otters and minks. In some areas, significant numbers of fish, frogs and turtles have exhibited both male and female organs.

    Four years ago, a leading scholar of reproductive health, Shanna H. Swan, calculated that from 1973 to 2011, the sperm count of average men in Western countries had fallen by 59 percent. Inevitably, there were headlines about “Spermageddon” and the risk that humans would disappear, but then we moved on to chase other shiny objects.

    Now Swan, an epidemiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, has written a book, “Count Down,” that will be published on Tuesday and sounds a warning bell. Her subtitle is blunt: “How our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperiling the future of the human race.”
    ….
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion/sunday/endocrine-disruptors-sperm.html

  19. Kim says:

    There is a lot that you can do about your testeosterone levels if you want to.

    1. For a start, eat properly. Body fat is estrogenic. Constant inflammation is estrogenic. So exclude seeds oils and HFC from your diet, at a minimum. Eat grass fed meat with plenty of animal fats. Avoid grains and anything that has been exposed to glyphosate.

    2. Exercise to build muscle. Include some focus on exercise that involves explosive movement from a rested state, like short sprints with at least 45 secs between each sprint. You can lift weights, do bodyweight exercises, calisthenics, climb ropes, work out with rings, do pull ups, use a motorcycle innertube, and so on. It does not require that you go to a gym or pay monthly memberships.

    3. Get proper sleep. Poor sleep patterns and not enough quality sleep smashes down testosterone levels.

    4. Play some competitive sport.

    5. Stop watching sports that you do not yourself play. This is very bad for your mentaL state and therefore for your testosterone. It is a mental state equivalent to that of being a cuckold.

    6. Fix your posture. This can be fixed in no time at all by doing pulls aparts using a 150 cc motorcycle inner tube. Hands pronated and 2.-3 inches apart. Sit on a stool. Shoulders back and down. Keep them firmly back and down at all times. Pull the chin back. Pull the inner tube apart with all of your strength in every plane – overhead, to the side, in front, downwards towards the thigh, and with your hands on the upper chest – for ten seconds at least. More if you like. You must apply 100% effort. Use a pulsing action if you like on much longer holds. You will see improvements in posture and musculature very quickly.

    7. Give up internet porn.

    8. Stop watching the talmudvison and anything else that denigrates and belittles you.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @HbutnotG
  20. Kim says:

    9. And get some sun. That is a pretty important one.

    • Replies: @Anon
  21. Kim says:
    @meamjojo

    Anyone who disagrees is clearly retarded mentally, emotionally and sociologically.

    And talmudvisionally!

  22. Biff says:

    Fat bodies from processed Franken food.

    • Replies: @Kim
  23. Kim says:
    @Biff

    Yes, don’t eat goyslop.

  24. saggy says: • Website

    As I read it the article is relying on conclusions from a 2007 Reuters article. That seems like a stretch.
    What does recent data show?

  25. Trinity says:
    @Kim

    Well if the poor souls are getting in touch with the unemployed while viewing porn it will increase their testosterone levels. Granted, the porn of today makes the porn of the 80s and 90s look like pre Jew Walt Disney movies. Ejaculation, whether from self love or sex with another human increases testosterone levels.

    Weight training on exercises like squats and dead
    lifts do indeed increase testosterone levels and when higher repetitions are employed they increase your metabolism. Problem here is that most people avoid these exercises like the plague and opt out for machines or easier exercises. Bodyweight stuff? Burpees for sure. But once again, people avoid the harder exercises.

    Red meat and yes oysters. Oysters increasing libido is not a myth.

    Posture? People sit too much, slouch, etc. I have no idea if bad posture effects testosterone levels though. Also rounded shoulders and poor posture is often a result of exercising the front of the body with pushing exercises and neglecting the posterior chain. For every pushing exercise like bench presses, overhead presses, pushups,etc., you need to do double the amount of pulling exercises for the back and hamstrings. Overdoing pushing exercises while neglecting less popular exercises like pullups, back exercises will lead to bad shoulders for sure.

    Long runs are therapeutic, but ditch them for hill sprints or walk the hills if you are incapable of jogging or sprinting. Climb stairs as well.

  26. Anon[447] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kim

    Sunlight decreases testosterone levels.

    https://www.auajournals.org/doi/10.1097/JU.0000000000001546

    After adjusting for confounders, testosterone still showed a monthly pattern with a nadir in May (4.5 ng/ml) and a peak in January (6.1 ng/ml). The trendlines of testosterone and the daylight duration in each month suggested a negative relationship, and the trendlines of testosterone and outdoor temperature suggested a negative relationship

    https://www.jwatch.org/na53692/2021/06/03/seasonal-variation-testosterone-levels

    The researchers found a substantial seasonal correlation: Mean total testosterone was lowest in spring and summer and significantly higher in fall and winter. The lowest mean level was in May (440 mg/dL), and the highest was in January (600 ng/dL). Testosterone levels were related inversely to mean outdoor temperature and duration of daylight.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12843149/

    Total testosterone showed a bimodal seasonal variation (P < 0.001) with a small peak in February, the nadir in June, and a more prominent peak in October and November. Free testosterone also showed a significant seasonal pattern (P < 0.001), with the peak in December and the nadir in August. These patterns persisted after adjusting for age and waist to hip ratio (P < 0.001). Lowest testosterone levels occurred in months with the highest temperatures and longest hours of daylight

    Sunlight destroys your body with very little gain, perhaps some endorphin release from the toxic dose of radiation you just subjected yourself to. Our ancestors tried to avoid it for a good reason.

    • Replies: @Kim
  27. @Stones

    The past two nights Tucker devoted full shows to interviewing Kanye West, apparently because he is anti-abortion and wore a t-shirt stating, “White Lives Matter.” (What’s Tucker’s thing with Kanye, anyway?) Yet, with nuclear war on the horizon, frequent guest Douglas McGregor is lucky to get a minute of airtime. Tucker must have either run out of good writers or new ideas.

    I seldom watch any of Tucker’s hour-long Fox Nation interviews but did catch his special on the looming death of the male. Some of it was good, other parts cringeworthy, full of latent homoeroticism. I can’t wait to down a half dozen raw eggs for breakfast.

    One issue that Ilana’s excellent essay didn’t mention, and Tucker’s special didn’t address, was the role that the deadly Covid vaxx may have played in accelerating the loss of male testosterone, thus further lowering the birth rate. Additionally, though usually unrecognized, is the role that circumcision plays in diminishing a male’s sexual ability (thus, IMO, his entire life force). If you don’t believe it, read what Rabbi Moses Maimonides said about it in the 12th Century.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan
    , @Realist
  28. I think my decision to become a black woman is looking better and better.

  29. @follyofwar

    Some guys talk about the restoration of the 4skin. Zat possible?

  30. JimDandy says:

    Black guy are still allowed to be hyper-masculine. Is their T going down, too? Doesn’t seem like it.

  31. man says:

    The problem with men today is fear of women.Instead of leading they are following women.They say “yes darling” to anything .Men stand up to them, even this will cost you sex for the next few weeks.We know how they operate in order to achieve submission. Be true to yourself.

  32. You’ve nailed it Ilana Mercer!
    A thoughtful essay with a great ending. Thank you very much.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  33. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    The past two nights Tucker devoted full shows to interviewing Kanye West, apparently because he is anti-abortion and wore a t-shirt stating, “White Lives Matter.” (What’s Tucker’s thing with Kanye, anyway?)

    Carlson is enamored with blacks who show allegiance to the conservative cause. He like many other Consevative Inc Republicans thinks they can replace the lost white shitlib females with blacks… and return to glory. LOL

  34. Women invented agriculture.

    Men invented profit.
    Genesis Redux

  35. Mac_ says:

    The testorone subject is important, and another half related is mental focus energy, which beside health to raise t, best is stop secs and make other focus. That’s not to say not connect, in mutual energy, ideas, focus, including closeness here or there and reasons why should focus on making force self determination, but wouldn’t do that. not even once now. not if married. not any.

    There have been some effort to re-focus, to break from porno, but is not enough. Focus of secs has been distraction weapn, they push focus at all times, symbols, but people don’t recognize. Any focus on that, is not focus making force. When focus on secs, it lowers mental force energy. regardless testoterone. otherwise gym rats would have shut down the fed reserve by now.

    Long time ago woody harrelson mentioned ‘withholding chi’, meaning, put it this way, don’t finish. Which could be some closeness, though keeping energy. Testosterone and energy similar, but not the same. Energy should be in brains now. An outcrop of refocus energy would be to widen tribe. We’ve effed up living in narrow ‘family’ perspective. They are a big tribe. Other thing is sensing infiltrators, people have no sense of cons around us, everywhere, half are females. Everything is better when no focus on secs. Flirt a little ok for reasons to live, otherwise focus energy force, and on old warrior symbols, euro celt thor etc. Make note to remember. Also share what we know. Does nothing to sit on info. Sharing energy is part of energy force. Brother of testosterone.

    Not to be contrary and should focus all the time, but if want just one drink, not beer, hard cider instead, not hops, is estrogen. Though shouldn’t drink. Well or spring water better. Tough good subject Illana.

  36. Anon[116] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kim

    “creatorvilla.com” vs two peer-reviewed studies… Damn son, you’re up shit creek without a paddle.

  37. Ilana Mercer gets it all right. Again.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  38. HbutnotG says:
    @Kim

    You omitted something:

    Don’t drink milk, godammit!

    Milk is an estrogen cocktail which shouldn’t be consumed by anybody except a 1 yr old or a lactating woman; certainly never by a nulliparous or otherwise non-lactating adult woman, nor any adult male.

    Wise up on the cat & mouse game between the FDA and the ADA for over 50 years! The fiasco started in the early 60’s when hormones were being fed to milk cows to get them to produce more milk. The FDA stepped in, the ADA “reformulated” the hormonal additives, FDA said “not enough” the ADA “reformulated”, the FDA said “no, not enough”….rinse, repeat for 50 years.

    Hormones fed to cows get into milk big time, and once in milk they are stable things – that moment of pasturization alters them not one bit. Furthermore, those steroid hormones may not be estrogen, all right, but once they exit the liver (of the person who drinks it) those metabolites are sometimes very active, often very estrogenic hormonal effects on many end organs it turns out. Some you wouldn’t expect.

    It’s important to look at the end result: “normal” testicular size for white males has been downsized almost 20%; oligospermia is not defined as it was 50 years ago – new (lower) “normal” range. And, 2 phenotypic changes; slender underdeveloped 22 yr old men are now “doughy” instead of stringbean, and 20 years later they’re prediabetic. And secondly, pene size – increased – not decreased (pene growth is regulated by things besides testosterone [and it’s X chromosomally determined by & large – not Y… Y only turns it into the pene it was gonna be] and importantly, those estrogen metabolites have a significant impact. Result? Big pene, little nuts, oligospermia. Doughy body.

    I won’t get into the epidemic of breast cancer (milk consumption is an additional factor there besides the nulliparity fad) and prostate cancer – especially low grade forms of prostate cancer present 20 years earlier than it used to be – directly associated with adult male milk drinkers. There are other cancers which arise with prolonged repeated exposure to estrogen and its metabolic congeners (of which there are many).

    T levels are just a small part of the equation and in many mature individuals, over a broad range, they have no significant influence on behavior or phenotype.

    What you should be concentrating on is this, guys: Testosterone cream has recently become a REGULATED drug (you know…kinda like fentanyl). Did you know that? Your doc must have a DEA license to write that script. For stinkin’ 5% Testosterone cream which older guys may need for mild maintenance replacement (way better than injections which are stupid unless done once a day). You’d have to bathe in a tub of 30 gallons of that cream to – I don’t know…win something in the women’s olympics? I’ll bet you $1000 some woman came up with that! Totally and completely unimagined in my white male medical practice days!

  39. @Juvenal Early

    Buck Owens wrote “Act Naturally.” Beatles were fans. Later Buck and the Buckaroos covered “Twist and Shout.” Not so far, Bakersfield to Liverpool. At least, not back in them days.

  40. Liza says:
    @Anon

    To top it off, this article insults masculinity with this conclusion: “nothing completes a man and makes a man as woman.”

    That statement by Ilana somehow doesn’t fit in with the rest of her article. I am not sure that men need to be “completed” by a woman, or that women need to be “completed” by a man. There are other ways. There are individuals in this world (always have been) who are not suited to sexual-romantic-marriage-type relationships. They can make their contributions in other ways and still be real men or real women. (For the record, I am married with offspring.)

    When my son was at day camp one summer at the age of about 6, a boy just marched up to him and threw a bucket of water at him (they were at the beach). So my son, according to report, ran after the little perp and yelled at him, though according to reports didn’t do him much damage. WELL. The females in charge of the day camp contacted us about the horrible crime committed by our boy. I never scolded him; indeed, I was rather proud of him for sticking up for himself. Why can’t they let boys fight a little bit if they want instead of acting like pansies.

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