(a mother daughter question is along the same viens and would be great as well, to get some feedabck on))
That's a really good point and worth looking into. A 'good' man could probably help his mate with that.
Orange Tom mentions men's ability or lack of it to really navigate their own emotions..I feel men, some men, many men?..who have daughters can sometimes get in touch more with that side of themselllves throught their daughter/s
I think I have witnessed tha tbefore.
You made a really good point/observation about men and their emotional landscape and the pressure they are under, perceive themselves to be under.
Pressure they put on themselves, pressure society outs on them, pressure their mate and offspring put on them.
The women's movement has helped with that a bit, i think. At least in the material, brining goods to the table, kind of way.
But it seems to have really put more pressure on them on the emtional/connecting kind of front.
I really believe that people who feel that modern society (at least in the US) is innadvertently trying to feminize men way too much. Boys will be boys, after all.
I think all the young boys dx'd with ADD are an example of this (yes..many of them have it..but alos..how mnay of them are simply "gulty" of being rambunctious boys?)
I guess the direction this thread might be taking is one that asks us to question people's roles in society, in general? Especially along male, female lines?
One thing is for certain our roles are in major transition right now (yet, maybe they always were)
I have to give credit to Native Alien (another poster) for this thread. He had actually brought the subject up in another thread and I felt it deserved it's own thread..so I started one here.
And, to be honest, I started it at a time while I was still, very much, wounded and hurting over my own mates deception and infidelity.
I was lashing out all over (hey Lash.."lashing"..ah..a light goes on)
You are a youngish single gal and might have the healthiest attitude about it of all of us here. (though it might come from innocence/naivete..not yet 'burned/smellted' by life enough, as yet..but that's my inner bitter cynic speaking, there)
That's your generation though, thefemales. I see much in your generation of ladies that I admire. (and perhaps covet?)