Re: Emotional Plague

Edward Bornstein (
25 Apr 1995 14:34:37 -0700

[ crossposting trimmed ]

At the Behest of Cosmic Forces, wrote:

[ text assisted in hurling itself into the Abyss ]

: Would this tendancy for women to unsuccesfully attempt suicide imply a
: great social oppression of the female, or simply imply that men are, just
: as I had always suspected, simply better than women?

Without data, I'd speculate that it is that women are more likely
to attempt suicide as a stunt to get attention, i.e. they want
to be saved, and choose a method accordingly. Like swallowing
pills and then phoneing someone to talk about it.

While men are more likely to attempt suicide because they
want to die, and use a unrecoverable method like shooting themselves.

Anyone got any hard data on this?