Men in Lithuania Post Pictures of Themselves Crying to Protest Draft

Pathetic. Getting political power from weakness only works in the west. The closer you get to Russia the more foolish it is.

On May 11th, over 37,000 Lithuanian men aged between 19 and 26 woke up to find their names on Lithuania’s compulsory military service list. A conscription law was passed quickly and with little public debate, inciting outrage in the Lithuanian community. Many took to social media to express their outrage, but others attacked these men, calling them ‘cowards,’ ‘unmanly’ or ‘disgraceful.’
This negativity caught the attention of Beata Tiskevic-Hasanova, a TV host, and Neringa Rekasiute, a photographer and political science student. They gathered 14 men affected by this draft and photographed them crying in military uniform. This attacks gender expectations: men are supposed to be rational, emotionless and aggressive. Beata and Neringa believe that we, as a society, must not force an archaic stereotype onto men, and allow them to express their emotions.