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    I’m interested in your views on this. It seems that in history - male mental health was never anywhere near the issue it is today. Why is this?

    Is it the rise in technology and social media?

    Is it the rise in ‘feminist’ movements, where some women are degrading men by empowering women as the superior gender?

    Or do you believe male mental health has always been an issue in society - it’s just that the media are blowing up the issue out of proportion (perhaps with a hidden agenda)?
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    I'd say it's more likely that people are actually talking about it now, so there is more evidence of it.
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    Seems to me that mental health problems in both genders are becoming more common/talked about.
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    it’s just that the media are blowing up the issue out of proportion (perhaps with a hidden agenda)?
    Like what?
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    all of the traditional male activities like fighting, drinking and shagging are no longer acceptable.
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    Mental health has been affecting both gender for a long time. Lately, people are actually seeking help for it and opening up about it, which is why it is a more openly discussed subject.
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    Because of technology/social media, porn and video game addiction. Furthermore, many young boys are growing up without a father figure/male role model, so some never learn discipline/work ethic and perform poorly in life - resulting in depression, anxiety and a hoard of other mental health conditions.
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    cos ppl watch hundreds of hours of hardcore pornography brain isn't evolved to handle but no one would say its bad just 'normal, natural, healthy' and is encouraged
    constant smart phone use with use continuous hits of dopamine. every text, like, rep, high scores, retweet. a hit again and again which is highly addictive
    no one has the social skills to talk to each other. next time in a class or lecture at break everyone is on phones. but imagine if someone said hi my name is x, nice to meet you x, do you wanna hang out sometime, of course. here friendships build right. but does it happen no ppl don't bother to acknowledge each other cos so engaged on their phones. doing what???
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    (Original post by Dominoes)
    cos ppl watch hundreds of hours of hardcore pornography brain isn't evolved to handle but no one would say its bad just 'normal, natural, healthy' and is encouraged
    constant smart phone use with use continuous hits of dopamine. every text, like, rep, high scores, retweet. a hit again and again which is highly addictive
    no one has the social skills to talk to each other. next time in a class or lecture at break everyone is on phones. but imagine if someone said hi my name is x, nice to meet you x, do you wanna hang out sometime, of course. here friendships build right. but does it happen no ppl don't bother to acknowledge each other cos so engaged on their phones. doing what???
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    Many good reasons have been said.

    I have litle doubt that male depression now is a consequence, intended or not, of many choices made by governments, organisations, businesses, and individuals.

    The introduction of tuition fees won't have helped some young men.

    The internet, where anything is possible, has meant that, by comparison, people are looked upon for their supposed limitations rather than what they can- or could - do. The problem is that when replication seems the norm, people start replicating how they think about people as well. They imagine
    that someone who looks a certain way is a certain way, for instance. As a result, wants, needs, desires are ignored.

    The fast food society, where having a hearty home cooked meal every night , prepared by the one you love, is looked upon by many now as an affectation rather than a cultural norm.

    Blairism adopting Thatcherism.

    Some people will say the 1960s but the rot started in the 1930s/40s. Despite this, the UK was still broadly itself until Thatcherism took hold.

    Because women are no longer servient to men, and because neither men or women feel servient to God, then a master/slave
    relationship seems to dominate every single meeting / transaction between people who don't know each other well.
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    (Original post by iBMRjS)
    I’m interested in your views on this. It seems that in history - male mental health was never anywhere near the issue it is today. Why is this?

    Is it the rise in technology and social media?

    Is it the rise in ‘feminist’ movements, where some women are degrading men by empowering women as the superior gender?

    Or do you believe male mental health has always been an issue in society - it’s just that the media are blowing up the issue out of proportion (perhaps with a hidden agenda)?
    Men are encouraged (almost forced) to bottle up their problems. They are told that "real men don't cry" and you must "man up and get on with it". Men must be seen as dominant alphas who show no weakness. This is re-enforced by parents, teachers and in popular culture.

    Equally, male groups of friends do not talk about their problems in the same way girls do. Girls will overshare all their issues and support each other through tough times. Guys will just laugh at you and call you a "pussy".

    I remember on a night out, I had a rather candid discussion with a woman in a bar, who let on that she was an escort. She told me that so many men come to her with marriage issues and personal problems. They pay the £100/hour (or whatever ridiculous price) just to talk through their problems with someone, because men do not have an outlet to discuss their issues in the same way women do.

    Male suicide rates are higher and men are reported to be less happy than women in society. Male mental health is a huge issue which gets swept under the carpet. Instead, the discussion gets over-run by militant feminists who only care about women's issues at the expense of men.
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    The compare and despair rituals brought about by being permanently plugged into social media don't help.
    People would be happier if they were less connected.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    all of the traditional male activities like fighting, drinking and shagging are no longer acceptable.
    And yet no narrative has been offered as a replacement for that.

    What we have seen further to that in the last decade is the rise of an anfi-feminist agenda which fed in to the alt-right that essentially boils down to the idea that by removing the identity gained by women and ethnic minorities that it will be automatically granted back to (predominantly) white man.
 
 
 
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