Why is crying in public so condemned (“Collingwood: see the big men cry”. October 3)
Crying is an emotion that reflects our pains and our disappointments. Moreover, it is a human trait that should be applauded, not denounced as a reflection of weakness.
Andrew Bolt’s article suggests that Malthouse was weak because he cried and Buckley, Beazley and Bush etc were strong not to surrender to tears.
While crying can also be a celebration of joy, may I suggest that whatever feeling it embodies, it should not be shrouded in secrecy as a reflection of lack of self-control.