Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death in men under the age of 45 in England, and the second leading cause of death in The United States for those under age 34?
Men also commit suicide at a rate of 4 to 1 in England, and as the chart on this page shows, of the 6500 U.S. suicides in the 35-44 age bracket, over 5000 of them were men.
And yet, where are the public information programs about male suicide? Where are the programs targeted at helping lower male suicide rates? Where are the support groups and other resources for men contemplating suicide? Where is the research into why men commit suicide? Where is the month football players wear red to help raise awareness of male suicide?
You’d almost think male lives don’t matter based on the lack of attention paid to this very real health threat. What does that say to the man pondering taking his own life?
Male lives do matter. And they matter just as much as female lives.
It’s time to rid ourselves of the thinking that any attention given to male issues somehow takes away from women’s issues. That men don’t need support because they have male privilege.
As the suicide rates clearly show, being male isn’t easy. And the fact that this very preventable leading cause of male death is getting zero attention is a disgrace.
Male lives matter just as much as female lives matter. If they don’t, the femanist rallying cry of equality is nothing but a cover for female supremacy, not equality.
So feminists, which is it?
Let those with ears hear.
p.s. Sadly, if this post was written by a man, he would very likely be accused of being a misogynistic woman hater. Men can’t even speak up for themselves without risk to their professional and personal lives. Ladies, this needs to end. We need to speak for men if they are not socially allowed to speak for themselves! Male lives matter! All lives matter, or none do.