Let’s look at this article: A quote:
When male artists express sadness or hint at depression, we as a culture often elevate them and their manpain. When women do it, we tend to cut them down or categorize them as weak.
Now let’s look at this article:
Women all over continually complain about how men do not show their emotions; however, when they finally do — these women are in for a rude awakening. A man’s emotions are often times confusing and sometimes contradictory. Do not fret if you cannot understand your man’s emotions, chances are he cannot either.
People have the preconceived notion that men simply do not have feelings. This is far from the case. The problem is in the fact that women believe men should feel things the way they do. The truth is that men have a much harder time processing these feelings. Men are taught from an early age that they need to be strong, confident and stoic. They begin to equate emotions with weakness.
So which is it? Is there a preconceived notion that men “simply do not have feelings”, or do we “elevate them and their manpain” when they “express sadness or hint at depression”.
The only reason I know that Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel suffered from deep depression is because I’ve looked them up. They certainly never showed it on stage (though if one paid attention to the lyrics in a lot of Billy’s songs perhaps they could tell). Kurt Cobain is the exception, not the rule – as is Lana Del Rey.
The fact that there’s a controversy over the daughter of Kurt Cobain pointing out to somebody that dying young is a waste of life shows just how low we’ve sunk as a culture. Just look at that revolting comments section.