Crying uncles Does the social stigma that grown men shouldn't cry really still exist? Men have feelings too, you know. America's latest larger-than-life badass, Tony Soprano, has proven once and for all that even the toughest mob bosses need to shed a few tears from time to time.
The site oldmencrying.com is doing its part to buck the archaic idea that big boys don't cry, and is "dedicated to the lachrymal performances of the elderly." Here you'll find a variety of interactive media that lend support to the claim that "manly sobbing" is, as one source on the Web site puts it, "a modern phenomenon."
Those who are interested in learning more about this cultural phenomenon will discover plenty of essays and research on the subject. There are also all sorts of fun facts: A British study revealed that men do show their emotions and are five times more likely than women to cry with happiness. What's the catch, you say? The tears are more likely to be shed during a soccer game than anywhere else.
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