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Women Tend to Cry More than Men
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Women Tend to Cry More than Men

 

From ancient time, the majority of people will think that women are more lachrymose. And there is a saying ,"women are made from water." For example, two lovers go to movies, which are romantic or touching, the one party who often has a two-pack minimum for tissues, generally must be the female. When a boy proposes marriage to a girl and gives her a big surprise, the girl usually can't help crying for the unforgettable moment. Additionally, women also cry at smaller, stupider things. They cry no reason other than they need a good cry. And these cases are common in daily life.

 

 According to Vingerhoets, a clinical psychologist at Tilburg University, "the stereotype about women crying more is true. Women cry 30 to 64 times a year, whereas men cry just 6 to 17 times per year."

 

Vingerhoets has also studied the average length of time a crying about lasts, he found that women usually cry for six minutes at a time, on average; men, on the other hand, cry about two to three minutes on average.

 

Why? Why do women cry more than men? There are several reasons.

 

Firstly, in physiology, tear ducks and hormones may provide two explanations. On the one hand, according to Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow, an associate professor at lllinois College of Optometry in Chicago, "there are several studies over the years that have shown that men have large tear ducks in their eyes, so that it is less likely for the tears to well up to the point of spilling over the eyelid onto the cheek. There's also this paper in which a physician from the university of Michigan reports how he used male and female skulls to measure the length and depth of tear ducks, finding that women's were shorter and shallow. On the other hand, hormones, including testosterone, which, Vingerheots believes, inhibits crying. And he said, "women have serum prolactin levels almost sixty percent above the average male. This difference may help to explain why women as a whole cry more frequently. "

 

Secondly, traditionally, men's roles can be characterized as being independent in control, and solving problems rationally. Crying doesn't really fit in with the image of stereotypical manhood. While women's roles are being dependent on others, emotional, and relational. When men do shed their manly tears, they likely express pride, bravery, allegiance, triumph and defeat. Whereas women may cry more over smaller events, like a fight or computer crash. They are easier to show their true emotions.

 

Thirdly, women tend to seek leisure activities that make them feel sad. Soap operas command a relatively large female viewership, and have a "high tear eliciting capacity." Consider the differences in the kinds of movies and the kinds of books and literature that men and women consume. If a woman watches a tear jerker once a week, while her male partner is working on his car or playing billiards, the difference is already explained.

 

Finally, people's professions may play a role in crying differences between the sexes. Women dominate nursing positions, which could present more emotional situations. Whereas men tend to go into more technical fields, which likely present fewer opportunities to express emotion.

 

In conclusion, the stereotype about women crying more is true, and the reasons depend on different factors. Let me end by saying the proverb "Women are made of water." And it is science-based.

Written by Livia(刘惠泳);

2015 English Class 4;

                                                              Edited by Grace (杜明惠).

 

 

 

 
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