As a gay Latino man, I have come to be passionate about this subject. Masculinity, and machismo, have too many rigid rules. There is too much to expect from men, too much "shoulding." As a consequence, many men learn to become emotionally blunt. Suppressing emotions can be disastrous which can only make matters worse when a man suddenly explodes after holding them in too long. This could lead to shame, relational issues, rage, and violence.
— Martin Miranda, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Orange, CA