TEARS WITH­OUT FEARS

Reader's Digest - - Letters -

In “Men Don’t Cry. Why?” San­dra Newman writes that boys learn early on not to show emo­tions. It is ob­vi­ous to me that she has never at­tended a mil­i­tary fu­neral. She has never seen a fire­man car­ry­ing the burned body of a child. She has never en­coun­tered a po­lice­man car­ry­ing a bat­tered child into the emer­gency room. She has never seen a man look­ing at his home be­ing de­stroyed by a wild­fire. Men—real men— do cry.

WILLIAM METZLER, Grove City, Ohio

Newman’s mes­sage was that it’s all right for men to cry. I then read “The Dog Who Saved Our Fam­ily.” It turned out to have been very ap­pro­pri­ate to have read the ar­ti­cle about cry­ing first. MICHAEL FOSTER, Rockville, Vir­ginia

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.