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crying- when did it become acceptable

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After watching McGwire's testimony before Congress, I was just wondering what was the tipping point where it is now acceptable for men to cry? I really haven't heard anybody make fun of McGwire. Whatever happened to that stoic image of men refusing to cry?
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it isn't acceptable.
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it isn't acceptable.
to cry, or have the image that it's unmanly to cry?
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I think a man can cry. and at the right times, it can be benefitial....why is it so unacceptable, is a man not allowed to express emotion, I think a man who cries and shows in public the side of himself that cares and is compasionate, no matter what the subject, is a true man.
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I don't have a problem with a man crying - I find it unasthetic for a man to cry in such a public situation, and over something like that.
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I don't have a problem with a man crying -  I find it unasthetic for a man to cry in such a  public situation, and over something like that.
It was probably all the 'roids messing w/his emotions. Now thats irony.
post #7 of 12
How can a man get a woman if he can´t cry?
post #8 of 12
On the death of Lazarus, John 11:35 Jesus wept.
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On the death of Lazarus, John 11:35 Jesus wept.
...and you can see what a great mass of text they wrote about it, eh.
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After watching McGwire's testimony before Congress, I was just wondering what was the tipping point where it is now acceptable for men to cry? I really haven't heard anybody make fun of McGwire. Whatever happened to that stoic image of men refusing to cry?
When he makes a spot on his tie or a scratch on his shoes.
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When he makes a spot on his tie or a scratch on his shoes.
Ernest: This is why we cannot bring ourselves to ban you no matter how ornery and francophilic you get...
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Allegations that he had lapsed into tears when defending his wife to the press doomed Sen. Edmund Muskie's presidential ambitions in the 1972 N.H. (Democratic) primary. Twenty-four years later, the Republican Bob Dole occasionally cried on the campaign trail (when recounting his World War II experiences), with no discernible detriment to his viability as a presidential candidate, eventually securing the 1996 G.O.P. nomination. And yet they say there's still no crying in baseball.
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