Among those who followed or stood and watched the death-procession pass, were some, women particularly, who bewailed and lamented the fate to which Jesus was going. We read of no man who ventured to raise his voice in protest or pity; but on this dreadful occasion as at other times, women were not afraid to cry out in commiseration or praise. (p. 653)
I mean it's not church doctrine, but as close as Deseret Book can get. Talmage being commissioned by the brethren and given his own room in the SL Temple to write this amazing book, and all. I think how sometimes it is difficult for men to express their feelings because they are judged so harshly by the world. And this is not just today, but 2,000 years ago too. We, women, are pretty much given a free pass in the feelings department. We can lay it all out. I get near the "committed" fine line all of the time, with Andy as an innocent bystanding witness can attest, and I am pretty "normal" as far as female mood swings go. Not just emoting wildly like the typical "poor me", etc., but also speaking out emotionally too. Maybe that's why women tend to "fight" more than men, and have issues with each other. Good and bad, we aren't afraid to let someone know how we feel we've been offended, or generally what we think about things or each other. I love that we can harness this and accomplish awesome things (as President Hinckley, President Monson, Presidend Faust and the RG Presidency have been telling us) as we fight for our families, beliefs, etc. Whether or not we are accepted or even listened to, I still think it's important for us to emote our true beliefs and feelings, specifically when it comes to the work of the gospel. I am sure that is why we are given this "free pass to feelings", so that we can defend our families these days. What do you think? (And don't just say, "Sister, you need AD's" unless you really think so.
Re-visit this amazing song from 'Savior of the World' here.