Oh, so this is that “male privilege” I hear so much about…..
I’m not going to outright deny male privilege, but this is definitely an important set of statistics.
It’s worth noting that more females attempt suicide, but most of those attempts are failed ODs. Males are more likely to resort to more gruesome tactics with a higher mortality rate, like gunshot wounds (because more males own and use guns). So that statistic might be a little biased.
That statistic is biased because more men have guns—source—and women apparently suck at killing themselves which is whose fault exactly? Their own? I mean fuck no, that’s not a biased statistic at all!
Actually, more women attempting suicide is an inflated statistic. People who attempt suicide and fail are likely to attempt it again. It’s not many women attempting suicide; it’s the same people repeatedly attempting it. “A history of suicide attempts […] was associated with a three fold increase in suicide attempts during young adulthood for women.”