- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
This debating technique of yours, which you've employed since the OP, is illegitimate. You consistently misunderstand the central concept of something that on the surface bugs you, paint it over with a broad brush, and attack the straw man you've created. It's impossible to have an actual discussion with you if you insist on attacking something no one is defending.
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.
And it's bullshit. Being a man who seeks achievement or adventure or is stoic is not a pathology that needs cured.
The next time someone breaks into the home of one of these hack researchers, let them call Sam Fender instead of a traditionally masculine cop.