This is a comment by on the post “Why Are Men Four Times More Likely to Kill Themselves Than Women?“
“Being a woman, says neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, is like having giant, invisible antennae that reaches out into the world, constantly aware of the emotions and needs of those around you.”
John D responded:
“Well if Brizendine’s views on antennae are so well founded and researched—er?—why are they so poorly tuned in to men and suicide? Or is it that men’s ’emotions and needs’ are tuned out and off the radar? You can’t have it both ways! ‘Constantly aware?’
“Great poin,t MH. If men have a responsibility to stop rape, do women have a responsibility to stop suicide? If Louann’s suspiciously supremacist point is valid, then women are letting men down in a huge way. If women caretake others emotional needs better, then shouldn’t women be committing more suicide?
“Or is it possible that women simply take care of their own emotional needs better?
“I would say it is the latter. Additionally, I would say that (as Ozy mentions even though I seem to be banned from commenting on his articles) men are trapped in the man-box. When men show victimhood or vulnerability they usually get mocking and derision from both sexes from what I have seen.
“When women express suffering they get attention (personally and in a societal way). When men express suffering they get revulsion.”
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