Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Boys Don’t Cry, And Other Dangerous Myths

Inside every insecure bullying “alpha male” there’s a little boy who was told to man up

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I cried in the shower this morning, and it felt good. I understand why movie heroes cry there; it’s the most liminal of domestic spaces, a place where the steam and falling water could hide angels.



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Patrick Metzger

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***