17 July 2009

Big Boys Do Cry: The Emotional Double Standard

Ne-Yo has been on tour with Keri Hilson (and others) in the UK. At his show in Manchester last night, he attempted to sing, but being that he has been under the weather lately, his voice was not up to par, and he was forced to cut his show short. During his announcement to his fans, he got very emotional and cried. Later, on his blog, he wrote about it:

To anyone out there that would like to question my manhood because of this I'll say this to you:If the one thing you cared about more than anything else in the world was threatened or even taken from you, if you knew that the people you cared for the most you had to disappoint and it was your fault... and this didn't spark some kind of emotional outbreak within you...then with no shame I'll say you are truly a stronger man than I.

I ♥ Ne-Yo & hope he gets better...

Anywhoo, this leads me to the actual topic at hand: Sensitivity and Manhood

I don't know about y'all, but I don't question a man's manhood if he cries. If he is boo-hoo crying over a juvenille matter, then of course, he'll get the side-eye. However, if he is man enough to let his woman see him cry when he is in the worse pain of his life (okay, maybe not the worse), then he is showing you that he trusts you.

All women claim that they want a man who is caring and passionate about a certain subject in his life, but, as soon as he shows just how passionate he is about it, a lot of women want to jet and call him less of a man.
Why are women quick to hit the road when their man actually shows emotion??

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