Why ?

by fortytwo6x7

we ask why

as if the answer was not

obvious

the fake concern of society

is obvious

 

Australia, 6 men a day

42 a week

United Kingdom, 19 a day

133 a week

India

1 married man every 9 minutes

my head hurts calculating that

into a weekly tally

my heart hurts

at the devastation that causes

 

These figures dwarf

the road traffic fatalities

society tirelessly campaigns

for safer roads

teaches men not to speed

if these campaigns

were truly driven

by desire to preserve life

would those same people

not put a concerted effort

into teaching these men

not to kill themselves ?

as opposed to just asking

why ?

 

When the answer is obvious

the fake concern of society

is obvious

 

We teach boys to respect women

because they are valued

we teach boys to respect authority

because it is valued

we teach boys to respect animals

because they are valued

 

Nobody teaches boys

to respect themselves

the conclusion being

they are not valued

 

Perhaps if that changes

we will not have to ask

why

are these men killing themselves ?

 

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