Tuesday, November 22, 2016

International Men's Day

"There is no monopoly on suffering."


     November 19th marked International Men's Day, this year focusing on male suicide. Men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than women and this day attempted to bring awareness to depression and mental health concerns. When we study masculinity, we understand the dimensions, but hardly link them to the most serious consequences. I have heard women studying feminism discredit the struggles men endure as nothing. However, this lack of encouragement for them to express how they feel, to admit to losses of control, is dangerous. In all areas of sexism, are biggest battle is stopping the dehumanization of others, so for this holiday many feminists protested, I say, support all through their struggles and everyone becomes stronger.

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