(2) Facts about Toxic Masculinity

Facts & Statistics: Toxic Masculinity

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Masculinity & Mental Health

Fact: As of 2014, males were four times more likely to commit suicide than their female counter-parts, representing 79% of all U.S. suicides.

Source: Influence Film Clus w/y: 4

Fact: In Europe, every year 5 women per 100.000 commit suicide – and 18 men. So, men are 3,5 times likely to commit suicide – nearly the same value as for the US.

Source: Eurostat 2016

Fact: For boys between 0 and 24 years suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death.

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2019

Fact: In Europe, suicide is the 4th leading cause of dead for boys for the age group 0 to 25 years. Suicide makes 11,1% of all male deaths, while it’s only 5,6% of female death causes in this age group.
For the age of 15 to 19, numbers are even higher: Here suicide is 2nd leading death cause with 20,1% for boys and 16,4% (girls). For every second youngster dying by an accident (39,8% of deaths), one commits suicide. For every female suicide, three male suicides are committed in both age groups.
Especially regarding youngsters, boys have a way higher risk to die.

Source: Eurostat 2021

Masculinity & Femicides

Fact: Between 2001 and 2012, 2.002 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Over the same period, 11.766 American women were killed by their boyfriends or husbands, a testament to the violence pervading the male U.S. psyche.

Calculated for one year this are about 980 women per year, so 0,65 women being killed by an intimate partner per 100.000 women living in the US.

Source: Influence Film Clus w/y: 4

Fact: Although only 70% of the European countries have a statistic on this, 643 femicides by inti-mate partners where registered. Those coun-tries have together a bigger population than the USA – for 100.000 women, 0,36 femicides happened.
This rate differs a lot between the European countries.

Source: European Data Journalism Network 2017

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