The defence cites Mr. Ludwig Van Beethoven and Mr. Pablo Picasso. We could produce nearly every major artist from the last five hundred years, to keep it simple for the jury these two will do to prove that men are capable of deep emotion, delicate and powerful expression.
Men have been snowed, told we are too clumsy to handle the delicate china. Told enough times we believe, what we believe becomes true. We are afraid that we will break anything we touch, that touches us. It's simply not true. Men can be as tender as anyone else. By anyone else I mean women.
Us menfolk need to reclaim our right to deep emotion. There is nothing emotionally wrong with us. We are the sons of Beethoven and Picasso, there is nothing we can't feel or express. Our culture tells us that women are the emotional ones, that the way women feel and express feelings are the correct ways. The way men feel and express themselves are the right ways for men and perfectly good.
Rembrandt, Davis, Bach, Van Gogh, need I go on? Men are complex, thoughtful, intense, powerful, intelligent, resilient. When we doubt ourselves we just need to think of Beethoven and Picasso, that we have been fooled, that we are emotionally deep and as able to express it as anyone else.