Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Male Suicide in Virginia

This week the US Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which provides $4 billion to gender feminist organizations bent on destroying the institution of marriage and incarcerating as many men and fathers as possible. Also, this week the National Violent Death Reporting System released a report on violent deaths in the State of Virginia.

Turns out, 60% of the violent deaths in Virginia in 2003 were suicides, and 3 out 4 of those suicides were men. As the Washington Post states:
Suicides accounted for more than half of all violent deaths in Virginia in 2003, with the majority committed by white men with marital troubles and a history of depression, according to a state study to be published today.
Yes, men with marital problems commit suicide at extremely high rates. In fact, they are more than 20 times more likely to commit suicide than kill their spouse. Many of these men are hopeless after loosing access to their children, their home, and their dignity after being falsely accused of abuse and then raped by family courts.

This is one of the results of VAWA. Is it any wonder that a group of men maintain a blog called "Hate Male Post"?


Blogger Tom Swanson said...

fascinating post. . .

10/12/2005 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger The Geezer said...

No, Iggy, it is no wonder.

We could have called it, "You won't believe this sheyt is happening", but the result is the same.


10/13/2005 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger TestSubjectXP said...

When I was a child I would have never thought humanity could reach a lower level than thousands of men so depressed they're comitting suicide.

But it has. Thousands of men so depressed they're comitting suicide, and hardly anybody cares.

10/14/2005 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to all those who abused and beat their wives, their children (like I was), drank what little income they generated (like my father) and led my little sister to try committing suicide three times before she was 18. I luckily got out and as far away from him as I could. When he finally died (oh, no. Not by his own hand. He was too self-absorbed to do that.) it was lung cancer and and chirrosis of the liver. No surprise there.

Men: Take a look at your own lives. Look at your own fathers. Or relatives. Or neighbors. Don't tell me there isn't a pathetic little weasel calling himself Pa, Dad, Pop, Daddy - whatever - beating up his wife, renegging on child support and whining to anyone who will listen: Oh, poor me. I think I'll go out and do a "violent crime", this time against myself.

10/14/2005 07:25:00 PM  
Blogger One man said...

I think you worded that much better than your last post. I actually sympathize. Really.

10/14/2005 10:33:00 PM  

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