Boys hurt too
i am absolutely terrified and horrified by this
This is a stat that many MRAs will use in support of Men’s Rights but I can say with full confidence that the male suicide rates are a product of the patriarchy. Our society portrays emotional weakness and brokenness as a strongly feminine trait, so depressed or suicidal men are far less likely to seek out help for their problems and those that do are less likely to be given the support they need. “Man up” is something I have been told time after time in my times of my own depression and thoughts of suicide, it’s disheartening and there are those who will not get better without support. So these thousands of young boys who will never again walk this earth, taken from their friends and family by their own hands are largely victims of the patriarchy. Fight the patriarchy, for men, women and everyone outside and in between.
also this statistic is somewhat misleading since the real reason for the suicide rates in boys being much higher is because it’s the number of people that were SUCCESSFUL in committing suicide, not the number of people who ATTEMPTED suicide. This is extremely important since girls tend to attempt suicide in ways such as cutting, poison, taking pills, hanging, etc. All ways that take a bit of time to kill you, so they are often saved. On the other hand, guys tend to go for faster ways of suicide, such as, jumping off of a building, gun to the head, slitting the throat, etc. So the number of attempted suicides is actually higher among females by quite a margin
Yeah, but this was made about boys, not girls. If when confronted with statistics about boys (or anyone for that matter) killing themselves at staggering rates is to start saying 'oh but it's the patriarchy!' , or some variation of 'but women'—-then I don’t know what to say. Your empathy is fixated on a pissing contest of the genders and social justice.
It’s just as bad as derailing some message about women committing suicide by saying that boys are more successful. How do you think women going through suicidal tendencies would feel?
Suicide in boys and men is something that needs to be prevented and fixed, not be all ‘yes the patriarchy did it because it forced you to be masculine’
Except that’s your gender role. It’s the same reason why feminine boys get looked at funny and the same reason girls sometimes get remarks for cutting their hairs shorter or when they do masculine things.
You don’t speak for everyone—-even if you’re a boy who thinks the patriarchy is at fault for your misery.
I don’t care who you are or what you believe in religion wise. You need to watch this video. It shows from the side of the bully and the person being bullied. I feel as if this should be on everyone’s blog to show you care.
This is the most powerful video I have ever seen. It needs to be displayed at every school shown to every student they need to see this!
going to try and get this to be shown at my school
Amazing message, I’m an atheist and I believe these things should be taught and shown everywhere. They showed the two sides very well and didn’t make it super cheesy
I want every one of my followers to watch this please. You need to.
To enter: Reblog, and I’ll pick someone at random after a while. :) The entry fee is to go put something cool in Wonder Trade.
Please, I do ask that everyone who enters goes and puts something great in Wonder Trade. Something that will make some random person smile! Whether it’s a hard to get pokemon, or a great item, or something, please try. The whole point of this is to brighten up the community, so go make someone’s day! (Not sure what a good pokemon is? See the FAQ on the page.)
(As always, if you’re worried about missing out and would rather trade, I will clone the Drifblim, but I’m only taking offers of legitimate shinies that I can use in future giveaways)
Good luck everyone, and happy Wonder Trading!