This isn’t a factual question… and it’s not really a debate. I’m just sort of kicking the idea around. You can help! Grab your idea-kickin’ boots and let’s get started.
The question is in the title, really. It’s one of many (many!) dominant memes that what women want is a man who can communicate his feelings, is easy to talk to and share things with, and so on. Okay, maybe not every woman wants this, but it seems to me to be a prevalent complaint.
So why aren’t little boys raised by parents, especially mothers, to be more sensitive and communicative? Are young boys pre-wired for other behavior — perhaps they can’t learn to do this. Is the “women want sensitive men” just a canard and doesn’t have enough widespread support to change society’s standards on mothering?
My personal guess is that the short-term “shut up and stop crying, Mommy and Daddy are tired” trumps the long-term thought of “If I raise this boy differently, society may be a better place.”
I dunno. This is probably nonsense anyway.