And go back farther. Your chart is nice in that it doesn't demonstrate how much lower is was decades before that at the height of the tanned hides eras... nor does it show that in the last few years, suicides among teen girls in some countries had risen by 76%...
It's fine, you don't think consequences are beneficial, that's your right to think that. I think you couldn't be more wrong, and it's my right to think that. Maybe when someone close to you dies because of the actions of people who just never learned to care about anyone but themselves, or that tormenting others is wrong, you'll look at things differently.
If the busdriver had run someone over because of the chick hitting him, people would be saying "why didn't someone punch that bitch..."
Something like that really needs to be looked at in conjunction with attempt rate in order to really gain something meaningful. While men have a much higher suicide rate (I think it's something like 4x greater than women) women actually have a higher suicide attempt rate (3-4x greater than men). Without the corresponding attempt rate it's pretty well impossible to suss out what that increase is really reflecting. It could just as easily be that these girls are now using more lethal means as it is some broader problem driving them to suicide. It's concerning no matter what just in different ways.
Edited by ManUtd, 15 October 2012 - 06:36 PM.