|Benson Saulo (hat) and friend Hunter Johnson. He started a new educational session that reframed what it means to be masculine. Teaching agains violence and macho/ego identities. Pic Simon Schluter 22 May 2015.|
An interesting article about teaching teenagers to be better men. What really disturbed me was the terrifying data about how many young men die via suicide.
- Men are three and a half times more likely to kill themselves than women.
- Suicide accounts for one fifth of all male deaths between 15 and 34. And that excludes many single-driver car accidents which experts suspect are hidden suicides
- Some other top five causes of deaths among 15-24 year olds: land transport accidents (i.e., macho driving, hidden suicides) and assault (too macho to back off).
Our hyper-masculine maleness is extraordinarily dangerous and damaging. But we homos always knew that, right?