There is also a very British distaste when it comes to public displays of emotion. Black Lingerie When Diana, Princess of Wales died, the public outpouring was mocked as hysterical. Such criticism at times felt gendered, not to mention homophobic. Many women, especially those in unhappy marriages, empathised with her pain; gay men appreciated her dedication to patients with HIV and AIDS at a time when most of the world turned the other way.
I still remember the sexist scorn that was heaped on Gwyneth Paltrow in the tabloids when she tearfully accepted her Oscar in 1999. The Duchess of Sussex’s tears when being interviewed about her mental health weren’t trusted either. Both actresses, perhaps they are doomed to being always seen as performative and theatrical in the eyes of the public. Blue Lingerie Judy Garland, the biggest and best crier of them all, “could wring tears out of hearts of rock”, and was beautiful doing it. On the other side of the coin, Meg Ryan is a brilliantly comedic “ugly crier”.
I’m an ugly crier myself, and feel genuine horror at the idea of doing it publicly, in front of television cameras. This is probably as far as my sympathy for Stratton stretches. I’ll be interested to see how the outburst comes to be seen through the lens of history. Perhaps it will be acknowledged that the public needed some form of display of contrition from someone, anyone in power. Brown Lingerie And it has to be said that, naturally, that role has been allocated to a woman. We are unlikely to see tears from any of the men whose negligence has cost many lives. Tears suit a woman so well, after all.