the Response to the submitter ”Life feels like a constant competition, to the point that one” (DN Opinion, 8 January).
To do away with the outdated gender roles is beneficial for men also as it gives access to the entire spectrum of human emotions. How would society look like if men were allowed to cry in each other's arms? If you dared to give you in conversation about feelings?
assigned characteristics such as strength and rationality, but missing out on basic human emotions like vulnerability and compassion. How does it affect the emotional life, what happens to the other dimensions of being human? What happens when you or someone close is feeling poorly?
How would it be if men right from childhood learned to talk about feelings and needs and to listen empathetic to other people? Perhaps many relationships could be deepened if both the parties dared to show themselves vulnerable and support each other?
Maybe the men would have easier to seek the help of friends and family, or care when they feel bad, before it goes so far that they feel that the only way out is to take their own life. Perhaps the child has a mother and a father have received two confident, listening, parents to go to when they are sad.
which are available in limited quantity, place and money, need men to move on for the benefit of women. But when it comes to what really matters - human relations - serves all the sex on the feminism as questioning traditional gender roles. The numbers speak a clear language.
To be, or pretend to be, uncaring is no strength. To be strong is to dare to show their vulnerability. Now guys, it is time to get a backbone and start talking feelings. For your own sake. And of all the others.