Posts tagged "crying"

“He Named Me Malala” Looks Just As Wonderful As Expected

Malala Yousafzai is one of the few strangers with the ability to consistently make me cry. It could be an interview where she calls Obama out about drones, or a quote from her about equal-opportunity education for girls, or even just the passing reflection of her face from a bus or billboard or ghost i…

Bronwyn Isaac / August 31, 2015

50 Songs That Never Fail To Make Us Cry

If I’m in the mood to cry, I know exactly how to make it happen: I have a Spotify playlist called “Saddies” that’s the perfect soundtrack for a good, old fashioned waterworks sesh. Obviously, I have some typical tearjerkers on there like “Unchained Melody” and “I Will Always Love You,” but the majority of…

Katie Oldenburg / May 9, 2014

“Dear Abby” Straightens Out Florida Bigots Whining Over Social Exclusion

Is there anything funnier (sad-funny, I mean) than bigots who are completely incredulous about the fact that they are bigots? They are so unwilling to admit it. They usually have some other excuse — which only makes sense to them —  about “disagreeing with lifestyle choices,” “some of my best friends are ___,” “sexism/racism/homophobia doesn’t…

Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2014

A Step-By-Step Guide To Comforting Your Crying Girlfriend

Let’s talk about crying. Specifically, about the awkward dynamic that occurs when you’re crying hysterically and your boyfriend is sitting there looking trapped, but not in a “bitches be cray,” kind of way. He’s looking at you like he’s scared because he loves you and he wants to help you feel better but he’s not…

What To Think About When You’re Trying Not To Cry In Public

I am a crier. I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I’m sad, I am the kind of person who cries at sloths. I cry when other people look lonely — really, it happened just last week at a restaurant — and I cry when I am excited to see people. I cry whenever that…

The Gloss / February 19, 2013

How To Express Emotions According To “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison

A lot of attention has been given to actress Claire Danes and her epic cry face. When that chin starts to wobble, you know crumple face is not far behind. But in order to play bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” Claire has mastered the art of conveying a whole range of emotions with just her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2012

The Crying Game: 4 Men Have A Cry-Off

Dudes seem to find a way to compete about everything: money, cars, who has the biggest beer belly. So it’s no surprise that Brett Hoff of magazine Wholphin dreamed up a Crying Competition where the rules state that the first tear to hit the table wins. “This might be the least fun I’ve ever had…

Julie Gerstein / October 5, 2012

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog died. This is you after a break up. This is you after failing to assemble an Ikea chair.

This image comes frighteningly close…

Kate Hakala / May 14, 2012

The Year In Tears: The Best Criers On TV

No wonder Laura Dern was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in “Enlightened.” Her crying scenes are absolutely epic. Laura’s cry face even earned its own Facebook fan page. I mean, she’s also a great actress, but she should be especially lauded for her crying abilities. Click through to see some more of…

Ami Angelowicz / December 22, 2011

“SNL” Knows That Sometimes, You Just Need A Good Cry

My favorite sketch from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was definitely the one in which, one by one, a team of coworkers admits that when they need a good cry, they put on Adele’s “Someone Like You.” It’s true — I don’t think I can think of another song that makes my eyes moisten so…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 14, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Reenacts Love Life Onstage, Breaks Down In Tears

The wound may still be too fresh for Jennifer Lopez to “take a trip down memory lane” as she called it. This weekend, during a show at a Connecticut Mohegan Sun, J. Lo broke down onstage. “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love … A lot has changed since then,&#8221…

Ami Angelowicz / October 24, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Tells Dick Cheney To STFU About Crying

“It certainly doesn’t sound like me, now, does it? I would never — I don’t remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him.” — Ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice politely suggested that ex-VP Dick Cheney STFU after writing in his memoir that she once “tearfully”…

Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2011

Sex Fail: He Cried In Bed

When I met Eric* at a friend’s birthday party, my first thought was that he was a man’s man. He was a six-foot-tall, broad shouldered carpenter from the Bronx with bulging arms covered in a myriad of swirling tattoos that strained the sleeves of his polo shirt. He caught me staring more than once. At…

Tamara Lynch / August 10, 2011

Penelope Trunk Says Startups Shouldn’t Hire Women Because We’re Too Emotional

Technology startups should not hire women because their crying jags and fit-throwing at the office is too much of a distraction, according to Brazen Careerist and business writer Penelope Trunk, writing for business site Oh, you know us ladies and our hormones. It’s a wonder we get anything done when we’re weeping all the…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2011

Girl Talk: Everyone Saw Me Cry

“The important thing is that nobody saw you cry,” my mom kindly consoled me over the phone, after I told her how I had behaved like a drunk toddler at my friend’s wedding the night before.

“But mom, that’s just it, everyone saw me cry,” I tried to explain to her quietly, not…

Maude Standish / August 8, 2011

Ladies, Stop Crying! Your Tears Turn Him Off!

Well, crap. Turning dudes on — I’ve been doing it wrong. Apparently, bawling my eyes out in front of a man isn’t the way to get his d**k hard. This revelatory information is brought to you by a new study which shows a female tears emit signals that actually turn men off. Male participants who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Says There’s A Double Standard For Crying

Sometimes there’s just so much lady news that I have to do a weekend post in addition to my regular daily post. So for your enjoyment, here is “Today’s Lady News: The Weekend Edition.” Damn, I feel all fancy, like NPR!

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin addressed soon-to-be Speaker of the House Joh…

Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2010

Girl Talk: I Cry After Sex

The first time it happened, I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on. My partner and I had just had some pretty wild sex, and after catching out breath, we were shifting around in bed to snuggle when a tear rolled down my cheek. My guy reached over to brush it away, but when I…

E.M. Todd / August 26, 2010

Mind Of Man: Why Men Cry

Men don’t cry. We squint. Boys might be made out of snips and snails and puppy dog tails, but men are made out of leather and steel and “Hungry Man” meals. Kick us in the baby wallet and we might keel over. Let forth a grizzly’s roar. But cry? Men have three basic emotions: The…

John DeVore / May 19, 2010

A Handy Guide To What Causes Guys To Reach For A Hanky

Even Superman is susceptible to wounded Wonder Twins, a true sign that a testicle injury is man’s ultimate emotional downfall. I figure it’s the female equivalent of watching the end of a Nicholas Sparks movie and then suddenly getting punched in the chest. Guys, we ladies have tender spots, too!

Kelli Bender / April 9, 2010