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Abusive men love to use them. I'm sure that somewhere in the spiel about how badly abused he was by her, it's that she literally tried to kill him by continuing to do/refuse to do the thing that he told her he wanted her to do/stop doing or else he would kill himself.

I'm fucking sick of abusive male tactics forcing women into silence. I hate that manipulative suicide threats are working to make people believe that words and radical feminism represent actual, literal violence. It always comes down to suicides when someone really locks them down and asks what exactly they mean when trans lives are at stake. It's never about actual murders, committed overwhelmingly by men. It's always about how we can't even talk about this or they will kill themselves.

Title. Abusive men love to use them. I'm sure that somewhere in the spiel about how badly abused *he* was by *her*, it's that she literally tried to kill him by continuing to do/refuse to do the thing that he told her he wanted her to do/stop doing or else he would kill himself. I'm fucking sick of abusive male tactics forcing women into silence. I hate that manipulative suicide threats are working to make people believe that words and radical feminism represent actual, literal violence. It always comes down to suicides when someone really locks them down and asks what exactly they mean when trans lives are at stake. It's never about actual murders, committed overwhelmingly by men. It's always about how we can't even talk about this or they will kill themselves.

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No thats very right, people who really are suicidal just quietly get on with it, then you have stories in the newspapers of their families saying we had no idea.

often they will act really happy just before they do it as they have made their minds up and feeling relief. I used to know someone with a depressed relative, they had a child and this relative loved baby sitting them and playing with them, then they started acting strangely upbeat, the family was suspicious and didn't let him babysit that time, he wanted to take the kid on a day out. he killed himself on that day out, he left a note at home lamenting how he really wanted to take that child with him so they could both leave this horrible world.

Good lord that is terrifying.

Yep the kid wasn't even school age yet, good job the parents for not trusting why this guy who'd been depressed for years was suddenly so happy.