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A crying woman gets sympathy where as a man crying is ridiculed upon. Why is that?

Asked by S. Ramesh, 25 Jun '07 06:54 pm
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I agree with you.

Crying woman.... draws sympathy. Right from our chilhood we have always a very soft corner for a woman... a sister, a mother....we are always more protective for them, at times we even refer them as a weaker sex... in a woman we easily see the reflection of our mother, a sister... and our sympathy just flows when we see them in distress.

A man crying.... don't we say him to be a woman...we ridicule him, because a man is naturally stronger in all terms than a woman... we naturally expect him to behave like a man...

But, it is a poor form to ridicule anyone who is in distress or in tears.
Answered by anjali sharma, 27 Jun '07 01:21 pm

 
  
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I dont agree this statement. Men also like us they too have feeling & emotions..men crying is not rediculed
Answered by l s, 26 Jun '07 11:25 am

 
  
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Yes that is so. But only the men are more in number who sympathise with crying woman as they believe that women are weak but that is not the case in reality.
Answered by s k mutreja, 26 Jun '07 10:15 am

 
  
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Anyone's problems can be heard and sympathised irrespective of gender. But generally a woman who laughs aloud, and a man who cries are considered slightly unnatural.
Answered by puranam mahalaxmi, 25 Jun '07 06:59 pm

 
  
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Displaying tears is the monopolised branded product of women...
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Answered by Raj, 25 Jun '07 06:57 pm

 
  
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Its not true...
Answered by Bhutnath, 25 Jun '07 06:54 pm

 
  
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We r a patriarchal society, so men cannot break down in front of family or in public. But even the strongest of the strong men in all forms of history from warriors to conquerers to business man making it etc, has a single source to break down on. Or should get 1.

U r ridiculed for breaking down in public, because, in India, men r decision makers. If u r seen breaking down ppl question u r ability to make decisions! So breaking down in a public view is NOT an option.

Men DO break down though, because even the world's toughest metal melts if u apply enough pressure to it. But traditionally, and even today, men who face breakdown situation often would always take in a single, private source to break down on who r mutually comfortable w/ each other and trust.

Many times, salaried folk have a tendency to say "man can never break" - I DO AGREE- but in a self employment field- it is just not possible in India or in any country 4 that matter lol. It is a bit hard on ANY tough man, ...more
Answered by A Moin, 03 Mar '10 09:15 pm

 
  
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