The discussion that we had last thursday really touched home for me. I was raised around men who were taught to be tough and to never cry unless its a really extreme situation. Now, my brothers are raising their boys to be the same way. It makes me wonder if this cycle will ever end. What about women who were raised around mostly men who were taught to be strong, such as myself. I was not taught to not show emotion, but being raised around mostly boys I picked up a few things. People rarely see me cry or show emotion. Growing up in a single-parent home, I rarely saw my mom cry. I agree to a certain extent that men should be able to show emotion for SOME things, but not all. It's kind of a catch 20/20. In relationships I get frustrated when a guy doesnt share how he is feeling, but it would turn me off if Im at the movies Im crying from a scene, and I lean over for comfort and he is crying too. I do believe that men should be able to show emotion, just not so much.