“Pressure to be the main breadwinner within a household is particularly pronounced amongst males. Just over two-fifths (42 per cent) feel this pressure compared to only 13 per cent of females with 81 per cent of males saying this pressure comes from `themselves`.”
“Males are significantly more likely to have lost their job previously (54 per cent compared to 35 per cent of females) and to have lost their job more than once (25 per cent compared to ten per cent of females).”
“Single men, those separated and divorced, are more likely to think they lack essential qualities and abilities suggesting their view may have been affected by their lone status or past experiences. Men aged 25-34 years are significantly more likely to feel they lack some of these qualities. Unsurprisingly there is an evident connection between a feeling of lacking qualities/abilities and depression, risk taking behaviour and frustration with life.”
Now the above article isn’t particularly great but it suggests something that I’ve suspected. A suicidal man likely feels like a failure in his career or sexual relationships and doesn’t see things getting better…
Just imagine a man in immense pain. He types a few words into google and then has the misfortune of clicking on AVfM. Hopefully, something in his gut stirs him to look away and to go onto something else. Hell, even a porn site is likely better for his psychological health, what’s left of it… But imagine if he logs in, gets a membership and tries telling his story. He winds up disagreeing with one of the schoolmarm female moderators. He gets shouted down and his masculinity ripped to shreds by none other than that bully Paul Elam. Do you think that could convince him to pull the trigger? Do you?
Now imagine a guy a few years younger. A similar pain to the man above but a slightly different combination of words and it leads him to somewhere like shedding of the ego. He may have just lost his job. He’s getting unemployment, enough to cover rent but not much else. Savings, what’s that? So he’s thinking of applying for food stamps just to have enough to eat. Do you think the “libertarian tough guys” would have any compassion for this man? Do you think they might go onto some right wing rant that this guy is going to raise their taxes because of his “entitlement” to a free meal? Do you think this man could get any worthwile support form “MGTOW”? Do you think their rants about how great they are with their six, no seven figure jobs and anyone who isn’t is a scum leech might make him want to pull the trigger? Do you?