“Upset Men and the Happy Women who Love them”

7 Mar

As it has been discussed before in the gender discourse, women are punished for showing emotion and men are rewarded.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/06/148049574/upset-men-and-the-happy-women-who-love-them?sc=fb&cc=fp

“Evidently we women see a man’s willingness to share negative feelings as a sign that he’s invested in the relationship. Cohen says: “That’s telling her something about his availability to engage in the conflict.”

Men feel exactly the opposite about those moments of conflict: They see it as a threat to the relationship. Instead, Cohen says, “They do derive satisfaction when their girlfriends or wives are happy.””

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