Dear Women: Men Don’t Need Your ‘Permission’ to Cry

Our emotions may not manifest like yours — and that’s okay

Matthew Bates
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readFeb 13, 2020

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Photo: Ian D. Keating/Flickr

“I“It’s okay to cry,” my wife told me as we drove home from my father’s funeral. My mother told me the same thing during the funeral. Both of them told me the same thing two years earlier at my sister’s funeral. They said it again three years later at my grandmother’s funeral.

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