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Old 05-13-2019, 09:29 AM
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Lets take a simple example, and then if people agree with that we can discuss whether it's a rare exception or part of a larger pattern. (Or we can skip the rest of the debate because we can't even agree on the simplest of principles.)

Boys and men are told all the time that "boys don't cry", even if it is less pronounced now. This a cultural phenomenon, we don't have an instinct to say "Boys don't cry" to each other. It's one contributing factor to boys and men having issues with sharing emotions.

This is a real thing, and it's a problem to at least some degree.