Whatever happened to the noble art of the manly weep? – Sandra Newman

In the category of sexuality, its nature and its markers, this article on the history of men crying makes a fascinating claim about why it used to be common and isn’t anymore.

I won’t ruin the surprise. :slight_smile:


Great summary of life in the Middle Ages: “In the Middle Ages, most people spent their lives among those they had known since birth. A typical village had only 50-300 inhabitants, most of them related by blood or marriage; a situation like an extended family stuck in an eternal reunion in the middle of nowhere.”

Interesting that she didn’t actually quote any text of Scripture, until the very end. Scripture would have made her point in spades.

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