After hearing the full presentation, a prominent Tulsa social justice warrior said something to the effect of "they built a facility for the men but not for the women... that will definitely result in a lawsuit.". Others standing by concurred. They seemed certain that women were being blatantly underserved.
But if they were really using the good senses that most of the mental health advocates around them exercised, they'd have been asking;
"Why are men being arrested for mental breakdowns at a rate of 10 times that of women?"
Men & women develop serious mental illness at relatively similar rates. Mania, and Psychotic Major Depression are certainly as relevant for women. But police seem to find a pretense for arrest more often when a man has a psychotic meltdown. this is dispite the fact that the mentally ill are no more violent than the population as a whole. Infact, they are more vulnerable to being a victim than the general public.
I think this says more about our societal fears than our realistic response to actual public dangers.
Many of the 'sociologists' on the left still believe that it is impossible for a member of a racial minority to be a racist, because they reason that a minority never attains the power to enact racist behavior. But we have to put away our preset presumptions when we seek to attack the social ills around us. Because sometime's we fall ill to the very sickness we label others with.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...