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Crying, a feminine trait?

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After the game Saturday, Tebow was bashed by several people for crying during the last minutes of the SEC championship game. Some statements I heard were “football is not a sport for the weak” or “little girls like Tebow shouldn’t be playing football” as well as many other nasty remarks. I was just wondering about your opinion on crying. Is it supposed to be restricted for woman and girls only? Is it seen as unmanly to cry? I personally understand why Tebow cried, I would have done the same in his position.


Written by derekjwood

December 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

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  1. people are just jealous and want to break him down. People wanted to see him and want to make him worthless for losing.


    December 7, 2009 at 4:20 am

  2. I do know that all the females watching the game with me reacted almost uniformly to Tebow’s crying. The guys were mixed. Coincidence? Probably not.


    December 7, 2009 at 4:31 am

  3. He definitely had good reason to cry. It’s ridiculous how jealous and petty people can get. I don’t think crying is a female only action, and it shouldn’t be. Bottling a lot of emotion just so a guy appears “manly” is not healthy.


    December 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    • This just goes to show how those individuals that stated those remarks feel about women. They feel that we are weak and just plain emotional. On the other hand, men are strong individuals that can handle situations better than women can. Yeah right! We are all human. If someone close to us passes away, we all cry, male or female! Pain and hurt doesn’t just happen to a select few, everyone feels these emotions. It will be nice when more people realize this.

      Antoinette Lester

      December 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

      • I feel like society has conditioned men from a young age that crying is not a masculine characteristic. It is rarely ever portrayed in the media or society, with the exception of movies. Despite what society labels as masculine and feminine, I feel that if a person wants to cry, then cry. People are going to judge regardless.


        December 8, 2009 at 12:20 am

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