Should men cry more? | The Tylt

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While it's become more common for boys and men to shed tears, it's still far less socially acceptable for men to cry than it is for women. Many argue crying is natural and healthy, and forcing men to play the stoic, unemotional macho stereotype stifles and damages them. Men cry throughout Greek mythology, the Old Testament, and medieval Japanese epics—it's only recently that we decided men aren't allowed tears. But for many, crying still means you're not a "real man." What do you think? 😪

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The Art of Manliness points out that the stoic, dry-eyed male is actually a relatively new invention historically: even Jesus wept.

Up through the Romantic Era....Tears were seen as proof of a man’s sincerity, honesty, and integrity.

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During the Victorian Era, those virtues thought to be exclusively feminine in nature were celebrated. Women were seen as dainty and fragile, full or emotion and love. Tears have always had a vulnerable and submissive quality to them, and began to be seen as more befitting a woman than a man. As the 20th century emerged, the ideal of the tearless male emerged with it.
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And many argue stifling male emotion and sadness is at the root of a lot of toxic masculinity and societal violence.

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But for others, crying is literally the opposite of masculinity. It's seen as weak and childish.

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Mike Huckabee taunted Sen. Chuck Schumer for crying publicly. 

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At GQ, Lauren Bans says we need to lay down a few ground rules "before America drowns in an ocean of male blubbering."

Sorry, guys, but crying during an argument is kind of our thing. Maybe that’s horrible and patriarchal of me to say, but it’s true. It’s up to you to keep it together.
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Should men cry more?
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