Suicide as Male Privilege
On Manosphere blogs one of the things that is pointed out in order to refute claims of “male privilege” is the suicide rate of men versus women.
Here’s the data on that;
Of course there are many factors that have a part to play in suicides and without being able to ask the victims why they did it it’s hard to know for sure. Therefore it is next to impossible to know the cause on a case by case basis. However because the statistics lean so heavily towards males that probably tells us a lot anyway. Enough to understand the root cause.
Perhaps it’s simply that women are better at handling the issues that cause suicides, or that they simply don’t have the gumption to do that much harm to themselves. Though more than likely it is that men have more to live for and thus a failure of life for them is more inexcusable.
Men want to work, to provide. To be able to succeed in something in order to raise their family and pass on their name. There are thousands of years of civilization that prove this. We can debate the finer points of that issue, as to whether regular Joe could’ve gone his own way a thousand years ago or not, but the fact is he(all men) didn’t.
Men have a higher standard of what is an acceptable life’s performance than women. The average man, despite feminists best efforts, still wants to work and support his family. Failure to accomplish that, to provide for his family, leaves little else for him to do. If he fails at the biggest purpose he has been given it is of little consolation that he is a good farmer, carpenter, or IT tech.
Women on the other hand, haven’t got as much to live for. Oddly enough, womens traditional role was to care for the family that the male supported. It is because of that, they are less likely to feel like a failure. If the husband fails to provide for the family, it has little to do with her ability/role to care for the family. It may make it more difficult, but it doesn’t diminish her role in any way. She can not be a failure because of his failure.
If the husband/provider is a failure he has failed grandly. It is much harder(almost impossible) for a wife/caretaker to fail because the responsibility is on a secondary level to the providers.
This combined with men and women’s different capabilities in mental processing is what contributes to the high male suicide rate. When men fail they are more likely to simply take themselves out. In their mind, what else can they do, what use are they?
Therefore it is safe to assume that in a modern, feminist society that demeans men and belittles their work and often casts them adrift without any concern for mental well-being and desire to work and provide is likely to create an increasing rate of suicides. However, I would be willing to bet that among the Red Pill & MGTOW crowds, that their awareness of the issues and often willful removal from the system or at least its mentalities, have a far lower suicide rate than the average male of the system.
Posted on December 30, 2012, in Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged caretaker, civilization, culture, feminism, male privilege, man, men, mens rights, mgtow, provider, soceiety, society, stats, suicide, women. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.