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‘Traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful’ says the APA now

07 Jan

The American Psychological Association thinks that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful“:

Well, now they’ve gone and done it: the American Psychological Association has declared that manhood is a mental disorder. Excerpts:

For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.

At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men. According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.

But something is amiss for men as well. Men commit 90 percent of homicides in the United States and represent 77 percent of homicide victims. They’re the demographic group most at risk of being victimized by violent crime. They are 3.5 times more likely than women to die by suicide, and their life expectancy is 4.9 years shorter than women’s. Boys are far more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, and they face harsher punishments in school—especially boys of color.

APA’s new Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men strive to recognize and address these problems in boys and men while remaining sensitive to the field’s androcentric past. Thirteen years in the making, they draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage that echoes both inwardly and outwardly.

Dreher goes on to show how they bash men for violent crime, ignoring racial breakdowns, etc.

Typical…

The APA used to recognize homosexual attraction and gender dysphoria as mental illnesses, but have long reversed their stances.

Now they attack traditional, regular cishet masculinity.

Deviancy must be normalized; normality must be deviantized…

Standard operating procedure for the APA…

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9 responses to “‘Traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful’ says the APA now

  1. greenmantlehoyos

    January 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    National Review in two weeks: “The Conservative Case against Traditional Masculinity”

     
    • Will S.

      January 7, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      Yeah, no doubt…

       
    • Sean

      January 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      Give it five years and sermons will be given on the deviancy of traditional, Biblical manhood.

       
      • Will S.

        January 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

        If it even takes that long for churchians to follow suit…

         
      • info

        January 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

        They already define biblical manhood as in actual fact femininity.

         
  2. feeriker

    January 8, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Someone with far more followers and influence than I have in these parts has already summed it up more succinctly than I would, so I’ll just let him say it:

    http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-psychology-industry-is-bullshit.html?m=1

     
    • Will S.

      January 8, 2019 at 1:38 am

      Agreed.

      Counsellors in general, many to most, charlatans.

      Years ago, I dated a girl whose work paid for her to go see a counsellor, and she suggested we go together for relationship counselling. I realized right away what a bullshit artist this guy was, New Age quasi-hippy bullshit, and that he had no interest in solving any of her ‘problems’, because he wanted to keep the gravy train flowing. He was a total con, and I told him so to his face. He was just amused, not offended by my accusation. Because he surely knew it was true. 🙂

       

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