We hear a lot from women about how they wish their partner was more in touch with his feelings. We hear a lot from mental health specialists how men find it hard to connect with their emotions.
What has been assumed by many of the origins of this ‘problem’ has now been confirmed by a new study. And it flies in the face of those who try to perpetuate the mythical stereotype of the man who tells his sons to toughen up, with the mother cuddling him.
Canada is known as one of the most feminist countries of the world and it is there that the University of Guelph undertook its study. They found that it is mothers who push gender stereotypes more than fathers.