I think in acknowledging that the societal pressure not to cry is 100x stronger for men, you are also acknowledging that there are gender roles at play here. So I think you’re quick to dismiss something that needs discussion — people (regardless of gender) deserve the right to express a range of emotions at work. If you disagree with feminism, you can still agree with that. Let’s focus on that message rather than detracting from it over more minor points.

Side note: interesting point on the Japanese business expectations, thought you would appreciate this link: http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/japanese-companies-hiring-handsome-weeping-boys.html

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