Fifteen-year-old Christian Adamek, an American schoolboy in the educational care of Sparkman High School Principal Mike Campbell, recently committed suicide by hanging himself, a week after streaking through a high school football game. A powerful and moving piece from Paul Elam:
As always with AVfM, the comments following the piece are well worth reading.
May Christian rest in peace. How many more tragic deaths of men and boys are required before institutions and citizens in general (and politicians in particular) stop marching to the drums of feminist ideologues?
Earl Silverman was a Canadian who ran the first (and only) men’s domestic abuse shelter in Canada. The shelter never received any state support. After three years Earl had to close the shelter because of a lack of funding. Several days later he was found hanging from the rafters in his garage. A three-minute-long video tribute of Earl is a ‘must see’ piece, in my view:
In our public consultation document we call for measures to be taken with the objective of halving the suicide rate among British men. Even if this target were achieved, the rate would still be 50% above that of British women. What interest does the British government currently have in developing and funding initiatives to reduce the male suicide rate? None. Absolutely none.
Through many of its policy directions (e.g. increasing female employment at the expense of male employment, denying fathers access to their children following relationship breakdowns, providing no support for male victims of DV…) the government is actively contributing to the high male suicide rate.