“So many women were taught as young girls to just internalize or suppress anger, so they never learn how to properly express it. I think this likely drives the high levels of anxiety and depression we’re seeing now in both teens and adults of all ages.
Men are taught as young boys that anger can and should absolutely be expressed, but that it’s the only acceptable emotion to express; anything more and they’re called “little girls,” which as we now know is highly damaging.
As such, men tend to filter most of their emotions through anger, while women are extremely susceptible to total breakdowns.
We must be the change, not only by teaching our children differently than our parents taught us, but by reminding our friends in their time of need that it’s okay to open up, it’s okay to cry, and it’s okay to be furious.”