Why do we cry – and what can we learn from our tears?
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Weeping is informed by everything from culture and identity to social standing – and studying it could help us better understand ourselves

It is common for people to scoff at tears as a behaviour and a subject of investigation. Tears are, they say, feminine, self-indulgent and melodramatic. It is not hard to notice, in those beliefs, the patriarchal assumptions about what should be valued and what should be mocked. Writing teachers will instruct students not to show their characters’ sadness...

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