Editorials
2 minute read
3 Aug 2021
6:40 am

SA men four times more likely to commit suicide

Editorials

Many are angry, or feel a sense of failure, because they have lost a job or a business as a result of the Covid restrictions.

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There is one thing men of all races in this country have in common: they think they’re tough. Whether in the pub, on the sports field, on the road and even in the office, they don’t like to be seen with “feelings” of any kind. Cowboys, we have been taught from an early age, don’t cry. Whatever life deals them, men must simply “suck it up” and carry on regardless. And the results of that are all too plain to see in our society. Men drink too much. Men abuse women. Men fly into rages at the smallest of things....