Episode 91

Boys Don't Cry?

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October 21st, 2021

37 mins 53 secs

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What's behind the societal idea that Boys don't cry? Crying is a universal human experience that can be triggered by emotions and feelings, not just irritants. Various studies have found that crying because of strong emotions is more common among women than men. There has also been evidence that emotional tears chemical consistency differs from reflexive tears. Maybe women don’t cry more, but men cry less because of societal and hormonal influence.

References
https://nypost.com/2017/09/18/heres-why-women-cry-twice-as-much-as-men/
https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/why-do-women-cry
https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/men-and-crying-the-shamed-tears-of-boys-97ccf2e3841e
https://www.bustle.com/wellness/why-cant-i-cry-experts-explain-the-science-19381382
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/why-do-women-cry-more-than-men
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/02/cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CBqYocrM04&list=PLfHPmT3pP0htzwUFnnxGIVSTLuUkUCjFo&index=37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XOo1OJFAeQ&list=PLfHPmT3pP0htzwUFnnxGIVSTLuUkUCjFo&index=39
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc0GjfCG8u0
https://time.com/4254089/science-crying/