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Shintsu

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#1 11 years ago

I was flipping through channels and saw a sitcom where some guy was crying about something and another guy was like "Oh, what are you gay?" and it made me wonder what people's real opinion on guys crying is. I'm not talking about big events like a death or something because that is normal. I'm talking about crying because of a movie, video game, song, book, etc. I know for eons it's been thought you're a sissy/gay if you cry, but since things have changed a lot in recent times I didn't know if people still think the same thing. Additionally to any women in these forums, what is your opinion on guys who cry? I've heard women say they don't like it because they want the guy to be manly and I've heard them say they like it because they are sensitive/have feelings. I'll be honest, there have been some movies where I've been choked up and I knew they were going to do something that would make me cry (I hate that feeling). Some particular songs sounds and words make me think of really sad things, like songs I could imagine someone playing and then remembering someones life who they were close to who had passed away tragically or something. Anyway, what do you all think?




General Rommel

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#2 11 years ago
Shintsu;4018502I was flipping through channels and saw a sitcom where some guy was crying about something and another guy was like "Oh, what are you gay?" and it made me wonder what people's real opinion on guys crying is. I'm not talking about big events like a death or something because that is normal. I'm talking about crying because of a movie, video game, song, book, etc. I know for eons it's been thought you're a sissy/gay if you cry, but since things have changed a lot in recent times I didn't know if people still think the same thing. Additionally to any women in these forums, what is your opinion on guys who cry? I've heard women say they don't like it because they want the guy to be manly and I've heard them say they like it because they are sensitive/have feelings. I'll be honest, there have been some movies where I've been choked up and I knew they were going to do something that would make me cry (I hate that feeling). Some particular songs sounds and words make me think of really sad things, like songs I could imagine someone playing and then remembering someones life who they were close to who had passed away tragically or something. Anyway, what do you all think?

Only guys I've seen cry over those kind of things are either homosexuals or young kids. I know because I cried during Star Wars 2.

I was a kid.

:uhoh:




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#3 11 years ago

Yes, this is going to sound really nerdy.

When I first watched The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, I shed a few tears at the end, when Frodo leaves on the ship at the Grey Havens, never to see his friends from the Shire again.

:'(




Scientist Dr. Professor

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#4 11 years ago

Shedding a tear or two because of a heroic act of courage is fine, but full out sobbing is definitely a no no.




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#5 11 years ago

Last time I cried was because a relative of mine died. Crying over movies is sissy, though having strong feelings isn't all that bad as long as it is kept secret.




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#6 11 years ago

crying if someone died or a disaster struck you, thats okay but over a movie, what is wrong with you?




Shintsu

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#7 11 years ago

"what is wrong with you?" Yes, damn all your useless emotions! Why even have them, eh? All that humanity and nonsense - Who needs it? Seriously, I don't see where the machoness is in sitting there when something sad happens and not doing a thing. I'm not talking about sobbing and making a lot of noise, but enough you need to wipe your eyes a couple of times. While it may be fun to stereotype and act like men and women's minds are different they have the same basic functions, however it's accepted that women can cry but forbidden that men ever shed a tear for that will make them weak? The problem with even discussing this is that you always have people who'll put on that they would never be seen crying about anything frivolous. Women cry easier than men about things like that, but I always have a hard time understanding how one can just sit there and watch something that has everyone choked up or crying and just act like it's nothing, as if they had just walked in and sat down and heard none of the story before it. Do you all not let yourselves get immersed into the movie at all? Seems a waste of money if you don't.




Captain Fist

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#8 11 years ago

I cried when my dog was hit by a car and when I saw her, she looked very pitiful in her bed in the vets office, a big drain sticking out of her head, one of those plastic spaceman collars around her neck . . besides the wounds and all the plastic objects sticking out of her was her expression - one of sadness, confusion, and loneliness.




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#9 11 years ago

Crying is fine. People who say stuff like "Men should never cry over anything" are total retards who have this excessively stupid perception of "macho".

Crying over something like a fictional movie (notice how I said fictional, don't tell me Schindler's List didn't move you at all) or a video game is perfectly alright, but just...strange.




Captain Fist

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#10 11 years ago

I can see crying over a dead relative or pet - not so much over a movie.