Why wasn’t it a science piece? It was full of citations to scientific studies.

“This study suggests that men feel emotion just as much as women, sometimes more strongly, but are less willing to express these emotions openly due to expectations put on them by society.”

“However, some studies have actually shown men to be more responsive to emotional stimuli than women,”

“A sad new study released last week”

And on top of these research studies, both psychology and sociology are social sciences. Also, as I pointed out to Hermes, “You began your initial comment with a kind of vague disparaging remark meant to undermine my thesis without actually speaking to the specifics of it. This is the hallmark of an emotional statement, rather than a rational one.”

Edit: I have professional training in social psychology as well as in life coaching. What’s your relevant professional training on this topic?

I like you Joe, but all of your comments on this thread have been nothing but knee-jerk reactions, and the last two have been some of the most condescending and mansplaining comments I’ve ever received from anyone ever — just saying…

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