My article responds to Louise Perry’s “Time to Stop Using Suicide for Political Point-Scoring.” Ms. Perry writes about men committing suicide. Her conclusion is that men, and men’s Rights Activists (MRAs), are using the gender suicide gap as a means of scoring political points against feminists and feminism (as opposed to being a genuine effort solve the problem of the gender suicide gap). Ms. Perry implies that men are at fault for the gender suicide gap and men committing suicide. Her article is premised on fiction and myth about male suicide currently in fashion among intersectional feminists. My article addresses some of those misconceptions, providing information about the realities of the gender suicide gap and realities about men committing suicide.
Keywords: gender suicide gap, intersectional feminism, men’s health, misandry, suicide
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