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    "As a man, my job is to deliver, perform, meet the requirements; not to complain about my suffering, to talk about my emotions," he says, "so it's essentially viewing yourself as a kind of technology, and not as a full human being. And that is a kind of violence, a cultural violence, that has been done to men."

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/why-m...dest-1.3944914

    If you have the time, listen to the podcast. He goes into more depth: suicide rates: men account for 72%-80% of suicides over the past 9 years.
    Last edited by Magus; 01-29-2017, 12:21 AM. Reason: Not conveying the information correctly

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    Originally posted by Magus View Post
    ... essentially viewing yourself as a kind of technology
    nice. Liking the concept
    "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one" - Charles Mackay

    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. - Donne

    "What we are seeing in this headless misandry is a grand display of the Tyranny of the Underdog: 'I am a wretchedly longstanding victim; therefore I own no burden of adult accountability, nor need to honor any restraint against my words and actions. In fact, all efforts to restrain me are only further proof of my oppressed condition.'
    "It is the most perfect trump-card against accountable living ever devised." - Gladden Schrock

    "What remains for most men in modern life is a world of expectation without reward, burden without honor and service without self" - Paul Elam

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Magus View Post
      "As a man, my job is to deliver, perform, meet the requirements; not to complain about my suffering, to talk about my emotions," he says, "so it's essentially viewing yourself as a kind of technology, and not as a full human being. And that is a kind of violence, a cultural violence, that has been done to men."

      http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/why-m...dest-1.3944914

      If you have the time, listen to the podcast. He goes into more depth: suicide rates of men in Canada has been 72%-80% over the past 9 years.
      I've always thought that "Robocop" is the ultimate Hollywood gender parable.
      That, in a field where "save the women" is the basis of 95 % of all plots.

      M

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Magus View Post
        suicide rates of men in Canada has been 72%-80% over the past 9 years.
        I assume you mean that 72-80% of suicides are men, not that 72% of men commit suicide!

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          hold on....
          let me check my math...
          ... carry the four...

          Yes indeed! My bad, but think the gist was still there. Thanks!

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