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    Mental Health: Not a women’s right

    American actor Will Smith recently discussed his marital issues in an emotional video. In stead of receiving support, he mainly got criticised on the internet for showing his emotional vulnerability.  Why this stigmatisation? What would have been the reaction if he was a woman? We live in a society that unfortunately is still characterised by a clear divide between men and women. There are certain perceptions of what it means to be of either gender. To be a man is to be strong, masculine, independent, stoic. In one line, it is seen as unsuitable for a man to be emotional, or to seek help for any difficulties. Sometimes referred to as ‘silent epidemic’,…