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Boys Should Cry

Would society be better if men cried more? Could a tear-tracking app for men help close the gender wage gap? Patricia Becus, the Brooklyn-based writer and creator of Man Tears, certainly thinks so. Or at the very least she thinks that “crying seems like a good first step.” According to Becus, Man Tears is not a joke, even if it is pretty funny (though the service’s “Power Cry” option, which just plays a clip of Jessica Alba hearing the results of her DNA test on George Lopez’s talk show, is more confusing than anything). MEL staff writer Sam Dean spoke to Becus to find out why Man Tears exists, how it could change the world, and how she came up with the idea in the first place.

Read the full interview here.

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