It's Not Either/Or When It Comes To Feminism And Male Suicide

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'By now the rules of toxic masculinity are well-established: men must be strong above all else, they must be stoic, feelings are for the weak and violence, regardless of the question, is usually the answer.

Toxic masculinity has, in recent years, become something of a feminist punchline – mostly albeit in good faith. Exposing the stereotypes that belittle and diminish all genders is part of the dichotomy that has long formed the basis of any movement towards equality. Today, however, comments made by one prominent British figurehead about male suicide has opened up an important discussion about the role of feminism within male mental health – and how, for some, it remains dangerously misunderstood.

“Maybe other people’s feminisms are about making the world better for men,” Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower, tweeted yesterday. “As for me,” she continued, “I don’t have time to think about the reasons why the system you created at my expense to benefit you is now choking you.

“If men are committing s*icide [sic] because they can’t cry how is that my problem?”'

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This is an example of feminist compassion. Feminists supposedly represent women, so I suppose this is also an example of female compassion.

The Dalai Lama is still an admirable man but he was wrong about women having more compassion. Compassion is a virtue and, like all virtues, it must be nurtured. If you don't nurture compassion, it withers and dies on the vine.

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