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Old Man on the Mountain

According to Sociology Professor Augustine Kposow of the University of California at Riverside, "The link between men and their children is often severed because the woman is usually awarded custody. A man may not get to see his children, even with visitation rights. As far as the man is concerned, he has lost his marriage and lost his children and that can lead to depression and suicide."

Miller is one of 300,000 Americans who have taken their own lives over the past decade--as many Americans as were killed in combat in World War II. America is in the throes of a largely unrecognized suicide epidemic,cheap montblanc pens as suicide has become the eighth leading cause of death in the United States today, and the third leading cause of death among adolescents. All Americans recognize that our country is rife with violent crime, but few know that 50% more Americans kill themselves than are murdered.

Who is committing suicide?

¡°The question of "life" is The Question of the 20th century. Race and poverty are dimensions of the life question, but discussions about abortion have brought the issue into focus in a much sharper way. How we will respect and understand the nature of life itself is the over-riding moral issue, not of the Black race, but of the human race.¡±

On the home front, we have, no doubt fortunately, forgotten the old stereotype of the angry wife waiting with her rolling pin. But our new stereotype, of male batterer and female victim, is no nobler. And probably no closer to the truth. Several studies suggest that, when the definition of abuse is the same for both sexes,discount montblanc pens women give as good as they get, perhaps a bit better.

Then there's pop trio, "Destiny's Child." They've got three songs attacking men as failures and unnecessary. "Bills, Bills, Bills" excoriates men as "You trifling, good for nothing type of brother, Oh silly me, why haven't I found another ¡­ a scrub like you who don't know what a man's about." "Hey Ladies" (why do all of these pop stars think anyone who listens to them could possibly be a lady?) asks "why is it that men can go do us wrong; Why is it that we just decide to keep holdin' on ¡­ But he's got to go, he's got to go ¡­ My man's been cheatin' on me ¡­ Yeah he did me wrong." Then there's "Survivor." "Now that you are out of my life, I'm so much better ¡­ stronger ¡­ richer ¡­ wiser ¡­ smarter. I'm a survivor."

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