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Dr. Jessica Taylor

Dr. Jessica Taylor
@DrJessTaylor

Nov 24
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Tiresome to hear people say ‘men need to be allowed to express their emotions more’ like they ain’t been expressing their rage, anger, pride, disgust, and contempt freely for millennia & inflicting it on the rest of the world to make themselves feel more powerful.

Men have been able to express and control the expression of emotion in society for thousands of years. Men wrote the DSM. Men decided what was a mental disorder and what wasn’t. Men ruled the justice system. Men decided what was acceptable & what wasn’t. Men controlled religions.
It’s ridiculous that we are now reframing men as never being able to express emotion. What we should be talking about is the misogyny - that men have been suppressing emotions considered to be ‘feminine’ - not the ones considered to be masculine. Men do that to each other too.
Men ridiculed each other for showing emotion that appeared ‘feminine’ and ‘weak’ because of misogyny: crying, fear, worry, anxiety, shame, self-blame, friendliness, hugging, kissing, support, empathy, kindness, patience, exhaustion, collaboration etc.
The message should be about this, rather than glossing over it. Let’s not pretend men can never express their ‘emotions’ and let’s talk about WHICH emotions they have been groomed into avoiding or feeling shame around due to misogyny and homophobia from patriarchal norms.
Dr. Jessica Taylor

Dr. Jessica Taylor

@DrJessTaylor
Sunday Times Bestselling Author | Chartered Psychologist | PhD Forensic Psychology | CEO of VictimFocus | Media | TV | Radio | Agent: @TBP_Agency
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