Consider the ideas explicated in Amy Cunningham’s article, “why woman smile”, and/or Paul Theroux’s article , “being a man,” and write a clear and cogent response to their perspectives. Do you also believe in the negative/detrimental influence of the American media/popular-culture on the way men and woman perceived themselves (and the other sex) and are expected to behave- e.g., the familiar notation: “men don’t cry” & ” woman must be pleasant, kind, gentle”? Why do you think there is such emphasis , for all genders, in our culture for “being accepted”, “well-liked”, and “popular”? Do you think our modern society is moving in the right direction in this respect? If yes, how? If no, why?
Write a response only to Amy Cunningham’s article “Why Woman Smile”. Do not include Paul Theroux’s article, “Being a Man”.