But is the whole "females are more likely to cry than males" really a gender segregation issue. I'm not so sure, I thought it had more to do with the subtle differences between the sexes... be they inherent or learned, I'm not learned in the field.
The reason this is segregation is because you don't have this perception from any statistics or fields of science, which makes it an assertion. Not a baseless one, though, because the norms we have in society tells us women are soft-hearted, emotional, compassionate and all that, just like the very same society teaches women to behave and feel in this way. I've met many that differ from these norms, many very strong, indipendant and resourceful women. In much the same way I've met some very emotional and depressed guys. There are plenty of deviations, so it isn't just some kind of freak case.
What all this really boils down to is that it's really just a matter of the individual in question because people at the bottom line just are individuals, and you can't assign certain qualities to a specific person based on the persons gender, yet society keeps telling us to see people as their stereotyped genders rather than individuals. That's why it's segregation.
Wouldn't that depend on why she was crying? And to be honest, a lot of the time people might feel like they were intruding or something, like it wasn't any of their business... that their intervention wouldn't be welcome or appreciated.
Of course there are a lot of circumstances to be considered. I'm talking about it in a pretty general way, and as a main principle, many would like to be supportive and comforting. I'm more focused on the bigger picture here.
I'm not sure it's pleasant to be in the presence of a crying person. In fact, if it was more common for women to cry then it would probably be more horrible to be in the presence of a crying man.
Well, I don't think I can agree to that. Even if statistics could tell us women in general cry more than men, I don't see why that affect anything. It's a weird and irrational norm, that men are supposed not to cry, and yet they get blamed for being 'emotionally crippled', and unable to deal with feelings. I personally think we should all be allowed to be human, regardless of who society tells us is more human.