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Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. In fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

Toxic masculinity is real and is really a problem and all that, but the suicide statistics are pretty misleading. Women attempt suicide more often, but tend to use methods like overdose rather than firearms. Men attempt suicide less often but succeed more often. And instead of taking women’s attempts seriously, they’re often written off as cries for help.

Which is something I’ve never really understood, to be honest. If something is a cry for help, why would you go, “Oh, don’t worry about them, it’s just a cry for help,” rather than helping them? If I’m crying out for help, it’s because I need help!

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