A mere secretion. Same as sweat,
but still considered a taboo.
Boys don't cry, girls may;
stop, don't cry now, we are in the public, they say.
If boys aren't allowed to shed a tear, why do they have lacrimal glands in the first place?
If I'm not supposed to be vulnerable just because I'm in front of some crowd, why did you laugh in glee when I had my first cry in front of a team of doctors?
Tears have been a target of slander since many generations. Often seen as a sign of either a fake or a weak person.
Nothing but a secretion full of stress hormones and painkillers.
How wonderful is that our body is capable of consoling itself without any need of booze or a bunch of drugs.
Tears are the only stress relievers which are completely harmless and free.
And stress, my dear, doesn't see which community, age group or gender you belong to.
Tears. Just a biological secretion they are, my friend.
And they do not dissolve gender,
they do not define gender.