How do you explain that the leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide? An internationally recognized expert on global mental health and suicide said in an interview with the Telegraph: “The most probable reason is gender discrimination.”
In other words, misogyny kills.Really, Jessica? The ONS begs to differ:
The highest UK suicide rate in 2013 by broad age group was among men aged 45 to 59, at 25.1 deaths per 100,000, the highest for that age group since 1981.So, where does this come from?
It was Dr Suzanne Petroni, the senior director for gender, population and development at the International Center for Research on Women, who first realized the chilling statistic as she was going through a WHO special report on adolescents.A doctor, eh? That explains why she’s a tiny bit less quick to jump to conclusions than our Jessica:
“We need more research and evidence to tell us if it is actually happening for the reason we hypothesize it is – which is that gender norms and inequality have a significant link for suicide vulnerability”, Petroni said.Or maybe she just wants the gig? It’ll be sweet moolah, and no getting your hands dirty with all that unpleasant ‘treating people’ stuff…
Frett told me that, to move forward, “we must put girls at the center of development and public policies, recognizing them as subjects of rights.”
Petroni also offered some tangible solutions: “We need more data, we need to make sure that national health surveys monitor suicide attempts and that hospital systems improve their data”, she says.
Perhaps what we need most of all is the hardest thing to come by: equality.Yup, ignore the high death rate for men, it’s all about the wimminz! It always is, for Jessica and her coven.