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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. I wish media would use language a little more carefully.


Is there really any evidence that men are committing suicide because women have "improved rights"?

The problem is due to many things, but improved rights for women isn't one of them.

Being denied an education, having their incomes slashed with unchanged social pressure to be the breadwinner, being culturally portrayed as idiots or pigs... These all have an effect, but none of them are related to women's rights. In fact, I'd argue that most of those are convenient artifacts of patriarchy that haven't caught up to the on the ground reality of (at least) equal rights.

It is overdue to accept the idea that education, justice, health care and a healthy economy are just as important for men, and that the impact they have on men are reason enough, in themselves, to make changes.

cue the: "butbutbut women attempt or think about suicide real often!". That may be true, but we only know that because; a) someone feels that it's important to ask women and girls about it, and b) someone cared enough to intervene to stop them.

And boys are 5x as likely to kill themselves as girls.

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