Black Parenting : The Disappearing Male

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  1. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There was a show aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation called
    The Disappearing Male.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7530701744597358451

    Essentially the documentary talks about the environmental pollutions that are damaging the male gender. From cosmetics, to toys, to massive contaminants in the air and soil, sperm counts are falling drastically. "The sperm counts in college age men have fallen drastically in decades, a typical young man produces less than 1/2 the sperm his father did and 85% is abnormal."
    The video is worth watching although it didn't cite statistics based on race. It would be profitable for us to know the fertility rates amongst our males.

    Mercury is mentioned as a culprit and it is found heavy in Tuna & vaccines. I would say that New Reproductive technologies need to be lobbyied against. It seems that the artificial chemically dependant are wiping themselves out. so long as the Original tribes can maintain a reproductive edge, and that includes control over our fetuses, then this game board seems to have given us the advantage.

    Not that I want to see any little children with disfigurements, but I do mean to fight for this planet and my descendents.
     
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    It is time to revisit natural, organic, vegetarian lifestyles. Come on folks. You need a anvil to fall on your heads?
     
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    Sister Phynxofkmt - That is an excellent video documentary (I had posted it last year HERE - some of the replies were... interesting ;) )

    Thanks for the reminder - I plan to rip this to DVD.

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    i remember well Z

    i still say they were talking about "white" men

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    This is mostly amongst white males and has been a source of concern for them for over ten years. During the Clinton years, there was a big meeting in Europe over this. The have had declining growth for at least 20 years. Their sperm count has been declining that long.

    Personally, I think its because GOD dont like ugly

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    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sorry for the duplication


    I don't have cable or a tv for that matter, so I didn't venture to guess it was a rerun, uh yeah forgot about those!
    Anyways, sorry for the duplication, I need to improve my searches b4 I post, but great minds do think alike!

    I have to wean myself off of soy products just in case they affect my son, through the breast milk. Hard to believe but I actually like Soy, like that chocolate Silk soy milk, luv it! And I'm not great at vegetarian cooking, outside of stir fries, steamed veggies, etc... my ability is passable but dull. I like that ground soy for pastas, and tacos. Mon Dieu, what shall I feed myself and this baby??

    I do avoid most other chemicals though, except that vice of hair dye. Which I know is very very bad, since my brain is right underneath the scalp - but what do I do? Henna sucks, and my family greys early, I started greying at 16! I'm now in my mid thirties, and ought to look like Storm from X Men! :donttell:
     
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    No need for an apology, phynxofmkt ~ I brought the thread up for the commentary (including mine - hehe) which you may have found of interest.

    I agree you should steer clear of all soy products, if possible. I think once you remove the substitutions for the "real deal" (eg milks, meats) - you'll find vegetarianism easier to follow (well, this is what my vegetarian friend says ;) ) - amazing pasta's & salads & pizza's.. I used to love eating at her place :lol:

    I dont do make-up or the hair thing, but would like to know whats wrong with henna?

    Hope you and your son are well - time for another photo op? :star:
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    thank you

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    hmmmmm

    Are black males not at risk?

    As Africans in the diaspora, we live shoulder to shoulder with white folk - breathe the same air, eat the same food, take the same meds... so to say this is a white disease is somewhat shortsighted, no?

    Do we have an overabundance of Black males? Is Black homosexuality rising (thus becoming mainstream?) We also know 'they' discover medical illness in white people first, but they test their healing poisons on Black people first, a reason to be extra aware...

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    I'm sure we are. But thus far, we dont seem to have any problems reproducing

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