Emotional- n. 1) Involving or pertaining to emotion 2) Appealing to emotions (“an emotional request”) 3) Affected or determined by emotions rather than reason or logic
The reason I had to post the definition of “emotional” is that it’s one of the most misused and abused words I’ve ever seen. The word ”emotional” is often used to describe women only, as if women are the only people get happy, sad, angry, etc.
“Emotional” is not just about tears. A lot of people are mistakenly labeled as “emotionless” just because they don’t cry. If you’ve ever gotten sad, angry, happy, etc, you are an emotional creature. This “women are emotional creatures” shit is ridiculous.
If a woman cries every time someone does something to her, she’s called ”emotional” or “hormonal” (which is rude as fuck, by the way). If a man breaks a window or punches someone in the jaw every time they do something to HIM, he’s never called “emotional”; he just “has a bad temper”.
I’ve seen dudes on Twitter refer to other men as ”emotional”, and ”feminine” because they showed their feelings or showed vulnerability. But these same men will block and report a dude as spam for liking a different baseball team or for not liking their favorite rapper. Were they NOT acting on emotion?
I get that a lot of people associate emotions with crying, weakness, etc. But crying is NOT weak, unless you’re crying to manipulate someone in some way. Emoting is not weak. Being vulnerable is not the same as being weak. Holding your feelings in because you don’t want to seem “unmanly” is weak. Not allowing yourself to show happiness, sadness etc, just weakens you from the inside and you will PROBABLY explode.
I get that we use words in a certain context because we’re just used to it. But it’s okay to ask yourself WHY you’re saying it and WHY you’re using it in that context.
That is all.