APA: 'Traditional Masculinity' Is Harmful to Boys, Men

Macduff

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Apr 2010
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The American Psychological Association has zeroed in on the ideology of masculinity, suggesting that parents and psychologists should think twice before instilling elements of "traditional masculinity" in men and boys.
Traditional masculinity ideology – which the APA says includes elements of "anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence" – can be psychologically harmful to men and boys, the association noted in its 36-page " APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men" that's highlighted in the latest issue of its Monitor on Psychology magazine.
"Socialization for conforming to traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males' psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict, and negatively influence mental health and physical health," the association warned.
It's the first time in its 127-year history that the APA has issued guidelines to help psychologists specifically address issues with men and boys. The APA previously released a number of guidelines for working with different patient populations, including guidance for working with girls and women in 2007 and guidelines for working with LGBT clients, older adults and racial and ethnic minorities.
https://www.usnews.com/news/nationa...an-psychological-association-says?context=amp

This is a steaming pile of horse shit driven by a political agenda.
 
Nov 2010
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Oh wow, great rebuttal, you should publish your findings in a scientific journal. this is right wingers in a nutshell. Scientists who provide rationale for their positions with evidence and facts is just a political agenda, but some hack says its a pile of horseshit with absolutely no argument. And then he has the nerve to pretend to be a serious poster LOL. Methinks you are a cave man and just upset that they aren't pushing that kids should also be cavemen. Oh, look, right wing trolls all posting an not a single shred of intelligence

I don't see what's ridiculous about what they said, for one, its not good to hold back emotions as those that are raised they have to be tough men will just bottle it all up and that has an affect psychologically and physically. Actually crying and letting out emotions can be therapeutic. Also, don't see what's wrong with kids these days showing respect for women and not treating like traditional fashion.
 
Jul 2011
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Oh wow, great rebuttal, you should publish your findings in a scientific journal. this is right wingers in a nutshell. Scientists who provide rationale for their positions with evidence and facts is just a political agenda, but some hack says its a pile of horseshit with absolutely no argument. And then he has the nerve to pretend to be a serious poster LOL. Methinks you are a cave man and just upset that they aren't pushing that kids should also be cavemen

I don't see what's ridiculous about what they said, for one, its not good to hold back emotions as those that are raised they have to be tough men will just bottle it all up and that has an affect psychologically and physically. Actually crying and letting out emotions can be therapeutic. Also, don't see what's wrong with kids these days showing respect for women and not treating like traditional fashion.


I think some people here could use a little more masculinity. lol


So to you masculinity is not showing respect for women. I think we found your issue.
 
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