When I first read the article I chuckled because I have heard the same things many times before as I am sure most women have. My reaction was not one of anger or frustration because to some extent I agree that women can be more emotional then men. I thought back to my very first boyfriend when I was in high school and when we broke up how distraught I was. I cried and I didn't eat very well. It was like something inside me shut down. I constantly questioned myself, wondering what I had done wrong to make him leave me. I cried and pleaded with him, but was unsuccessful in my attempts because he said I was "too emotional and whiny". I was only 15 at the time and I knew nothing about what love really was or what the emotions were that I was really feeling inside. It seems that for a few of the serious relationships after that it was like I had conditioned myself not to be too emotional around men regardless. If something was bothering me, I didn't cry or try to express how I was feeling because I didn't want to hear the negative feedback that I knew I would receive.
I read an article (although I don't recall the name) that on average, men feel the emotion six times stronger than women do, but if you compare it to our environmental surroundings, you wouldn't necessarily know it. I don't think that men are insensitive; it's just that they are raised to be tougher. When you see a young boy crying and he goes to his father, usually the dad says Suck it up! Take it like a man!' If a girl were to do that they'd be coddled, given a kiss where it hurts, and then tickled or something. The environment and the psychological shaping of the child when he/she is young play into how they express their emotions as an