IMO When a woman loses her job she loses her income. When a man loses his job, he loses his identity. I think this is why there have been so many family murder/suicides in the USA in the last 2 years. When a woman goes 'off' and kills a man it is often in a jealous rage. Or one of those, "If I can't have you nobody can,' crazy killings. I DO NOT say that as a means of justification, just observation. Whether male or female there is usually an element of mental illness to be considered as well. Kinderhook Man kills wife, five kids, himself after being fired Mother's Murder/Suicide Letter McNair's Girlfriend Behind Murder-Suicide Is Copycat Behavior Driving Murder-Suicides? On March 30, a Santa Clara, Calif., man shot five people to death, including three children, before killing himself. On April 3, a gunman went on a shooting rampage in an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y., killing 13 people before taking his own life. And on April 20, employees of a Sheraton Hotel in Maryland found the bodies of a husband and wife and two daughters, victims of another apparent murder-suicide.