I remember watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood as a child and learning some pretty serious life lessons. One of the most important of those life lessons was that we should never tell anyone not to be sad or to cheer up — instead, we should just offer to sit with someone through the sadness, or whatever they're feeling.
I think we need to do a better job of this. Everyone should be allowed to feel things, because at the end of the day, no matter what, we're all human. How different do we really think things are between genders?
Anyone who shames a man for expressing his feelings in a healthy way is a legitimate monster. It's absolutely insane that anyone would think that it's good and manly not to be emotional or vulnerable. Think of the men in your life and how wonderful they are — do you really believe they should feel like they have to experience things alone?
We are all better than that. Be there for one another, no matter what.