Monday, June 23, 2008

Cry Like A Man, Man

Lou Gehrig, Jon Stewart, Abraham Lincoln, Cal Ripken, Walter Cronkite - some famous men who were not afraid to cry in public. (link to

Also click on Page 2 at the bottom of the article for some "dishonorable mentions".


Lekhni said...

I wonder which category Kapil Dev's tears on TV would fall under..

km said...

Lekhni: Great question. I am aware that Kapil's situation (crying on TV) had a different context.

What is of interest is whether the image of a man crying means different things to different cultures.

When Kapil cried, was that seen as a sign of strength and confidence or as a sign of weakness (or even admission of guilt)?

Lekhni said...

Blogger ate my comment yesterday - twice :(