Does Displaying Of Emotion Require Gender?

By      12-Sep 2019       Reading Time: 4 Mins

Does Displaying Of Emotion Require Gender?

If anything can make a man cry, it’s lunar mission!

When India was all set to cheer and gala about Chandrayan 2, ISRO Chief K Shivan wept on an unexpected partial failure of Chandrayan 2 due to its connectivity loss, where PM Modi stood to offer non-judgmental shoulder!

This lunar mission has roused the debate, “if it requires the gender specification to display emotions?” Well, answer to this got cleared, the moment male scientist broke down on the national television while changing perception of “men don’t cry”! And that is exactly what we wanted to start a revolution to be emotionally free and not caged.

Partial loss of a lifetime mission being compared with overflowing emotion depicts the picture of toxic masculinity in our country and that’s what this instance is getting erupted out of.

But the question is, has any man ever cried in past or it’s the first time a man is talked about for his compulsive sobber? Breaking the chattering of India, it’s not the first time a man has cried. The famous Greek author Homer made his heroes cried that reflected the further strengthening of a fiercely human side.

In fact, our King Khan from Kal Ho Na Ho, Dev Das, DDLJ and Khabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham has broken the toxic masculinity figure in past.

And, do you remember the year 2017 when US President Barack Obama sobbed while wiping his tears openly at Sandy Hook School Farewell speech? Perhaps, Indian male space scientist Dr. K Sivan should be given his own room to flourish out his emotions. Hence, emotions do not belong to any gender.

So, here’s what you need to know if you believe in suppressing tears. Though it might be the sign of weakness but science has a range of benefits of crying. Have a look!

  • A research found that shedding out emotions via tears can release endorphins and oxytocin that may ease physical and emotional pain and promote the sigh of well-being.
  • Number of stress hormones and other chemicals may shed out while crying. However, more research is needed to be done in this area.
  • A study done in 2011 suggests that, crying may induce the emission of bacteria and keeps the eyes clean.
  • Crying is depicted to uplift an individual’s mood and spirit by assisting in relieving pain (physical and emotional).

If not for the sake of human nature then let the male cry for the sake of emotional health and stable well-being!

Bottom Line
Crying doesn’t ask your gender. It’s the part of human nature in response of rage, betray, heart break and happiness. Hence, understanding the fact, crying does not ask the gender nature, it should be left as an individual’s choice and not the feminine or masculinity issue! #lettheemotionsbreathe


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