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5'7" Black Male @absurdistwords
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Ok dudes. Can we get real for a moment?

Men are:

15x more likely to be violent as kids

Responsible for 80%+ of all violent crimes

Culpable in 99% of mass shootings.

It looks like the problem might be us. Is it us?

If it's us. Any thoughts on why?
Like sure, we can go back and forth over socioeconomic status and race, etc... but the common denominator in violence is always men.
The data is there.

It's not a question of IF it's true. It just is.

My question is how the hell are we not discussing this amongst ourselves all the time?
Not only are we the perpetrators of the most violence (a disturbing amount of it against domestic partners) but also the most common victims of that violence.

How are we not having this discussion everywhere?
Not that it is a feasible solution, but the fact is that if you took weapons out of the hands of every man in this country, the injury and murder rate would drop to almost negligible levels.
I mean we can #notallmen this as much as we like, but when the dust settles, the facts are still there.

We are violence vectors.
Forget the feminists. Forget SJWs and liberals.

Just look at the facts.

We do damn near all the stabbing, beating, stealing, raping and killing.

Is this a problem worth addressing or no?

Like it has to be, right?
As men, do we have any responsibility to question why we account for the vast majority of pain and strife, or do we just get offended at the notion and move on?

Cause the silence is fucking deafening.
What as a man do you feel is your duty in addressing the clear and present danger our kind imposes on the world at large?
Does "Boys will be boys" really suffice anymore?

We are literally the most deadly non-microbial epidemic

Can we do something about this?

What is it going to take? When is it a real enough issue to bring to the table?
What is worth our introspection?

Our children?
Our partners?
Our futures?
Our finances?
Our security?
Our leisure?

Cause refusing to discuss the violence endemic to men puts all of them in constant peril.
We really have the nerve to get all testy and offended when a woman says "men are trash while literally being responsible for the vast majority of bloodshed and trauma.

Like by a country mile
Perhaps we might set down our perpetual shock and dismay at being called out and ask ourselves how we can change.
"But it's biology. It's in our nature! Animals do it"

K. But animals also frequently eat their own poop and children.

So like, maybe we can do better than our biology programs us to by default?
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