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Michael Baisden Commentary: Men Cry In The Dark

Michael Baisden Commentary: Men Cry In The Dark

 

When I wrote my first novel, Men Cry In The Dark, I wanted women to know that men have feelings, and despite how the media depicts us, we are emotional – sometimes more so than women.

 

But why is that a bad thing? Why does being emotional make a man weak? Or is it the reverse? Maybe the man who is secure enough to show emotions is the strong one?

 

It’s 2018 and men are still not allowed to cry unless we win a championship in sports or at a funeral when a loved one dies. But what about the man who cries when he feels overwhelmed by society when he can’t find a job to support himself of his family? And what about the man who cries at his child’s graduation? Or the man who cries when he finds out the woman he loves has cheated on him. Is he not a man?