Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chemicals In Everyday Products Turning Boys Into Girls?

By Christopher Gavigan in today's Huffington Post:

A new report from the Danish Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlights the critical risks facing toddlers from gender bending chemicals in everyday products. Chemicals like phthalates (found in PVC and fragrances), parabens (found in lotions and sunscreens), and pesticides are increasingly being linked to hormone disruption - and two year olds have more in their blood than previous generations.

What does it mean?

• Today's boys have less sperm...

• More boys are playing like girls. The DEFRA report highlights research from Rotterdam's Erasmus University that found that boys whose mothers were exposed to certain hormone disruptors were more likely to dress up in girl's clothes and play with dolls and tea sets.

• Fewer boys are being born...

• Boys' unmentionables are getting smaller...

Read the whole story here.

This is a very serious matter. Whereas, I am happy with the way things turned out (whether chemicals were responsible or not), I would not wish trans issues on anybody.


  1. Staci-Lana - no laughing matter indeed, and we are really only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Over the last couple of decades the number of species showing profound drops in fertility and shocking incidences of inter-gendered anatomies is growing. Frogs and fishes and next us and a lot in between.

    Mother nature I am sure never minded the odd femulator raiding her closet, but does react strongly when any of her children really mess with her.

    I hope we are more clever and sensitive with our next set of technology based solutions to the "problems" of nature than we have been in the past.

  2. Staci,

    I heard recently that an aspiring actor is contemplating or has started litigation alleging that soy products (soy milk, tofu, etc.), which do have high concertations of estrogens, are responsible for his recent breast growth.

    As you may recall from some emails we exchanged several months ago, I know that my mother received heavy doses of estrogen (DES) during the early 1950s. DES was the treatment of choice to prevent miscarriage. While I do have male relatives that have heavy beards and receding hairlines, I have a full head of hair (now gray) but only have fuzz on my chin and under my nose. I do not have to shave daily. I have no back or chest hair and no visable arm hair. I shave my legs once or twice a year because I like the experience not because I have hair that would show under stockings. I have wondered if it is reasonable to attribute these traits and my crossdressing to in utero exposure to DES.

    Hormones and chemical mixtures will react differently in different people but the study you found would indicate that the momentum is clearly towards the feminine.

    Thanks for another insightful and intelligent post.


  3. Petra --- I fear it is going to get worse before (or if) it gets better.

  4. Pat --- I don't know about an "aspiring actor," but I read here last week that actor Jeremy Piven claimed that drinking excessive amounts of soy milk caused his man boobs.

    By the way, he was drinking 12 cups a day!

  5. For the rest of the iceberg, see and Google video for Alex Jone's "Endgame" video. It's free.

  6. "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." - Mark Twain

    More overblown hype that humanity is the scourge of the world. Even if remotely true, the benefits of modern society so outweigh the negatives as to be laughable. Would you really rather return to nature? There are still places you can give it a try.

    Now, for something really important. I just can't decide about today's "Femulate Her." Something just doesn't seem right. Why????

  7. JamieLin --- What doesn't seem right to you about today's "Femulate Her" model? I haven't a clue; she looks fine to me.

  8. No, no! Sorry. Not the model.

    The dress with the shoulder cutouts. . . . I liked it, but I didn't too. Certainly wasn't the fit, although the hem might have been too short. Couldn't be the color. There was something that made it feel not quite right. I was just curious if anyone else might have had a similar reaction.

    "It's not you. It's me."

  9. JamieLin --- Here is a link to more information about that dress. (I wish I was young enough to wear it!)

  10. Young enough. . . Pretty enough. . . Woman enough. . . .

    Thanks Staci, I enjoyed taking more looks. It's definitely the hem length. It'd be okay as an ordinary tank dress, but with the sleeves she just looks too unbalanced in my opinion. Incomplete or unfinished if you will. I wonder if it evokes horrible memories of the mid-80s "fashion" of wearing bulky long sweaters, usually having a cowl neck, without a skirt.

    Anyway the shot of her pulling one thigh over the other sorta started changing my mind!