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

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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.
What exactly am I misinterpreting here? The APA explicitly said that traditional masculinity is harmful.
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.
APA issues first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys
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.
 
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I wonder which is more necessary for society; firemen and soldiers or emo pop stars.
When you use the term "masculinity" to describe positive character traits, you should recognize the negative ones as well. You should also take into account the same positive traits appear in women, but a much lower rate for the negative.

Furthering that point, the association noted a number of somber research findings, including that men are four times more likely than women to die of suicide worldwide, are "far more likely" than women to be arrested and charged with intimate partner violence in the U.S. and commit about 90 percent of all homicides nationwide.
So if there's no such thing as "toxic masculinity", why is it that men are committing 90% of the homicides?
 
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When you use the term "masculinity" to describe positive character traits, you should recognize the negative ones as well. You should also take into account the same positive traits appear in women, but a much lower rate for the negative.



So if there's no such thing as "toxic masculinity", why is it that men are committing 90% of the homicides?
If some racist points out that a minority group disproportionately commits homicides, we don't tell that person that they are making a good point.
And this study specifically refers to the positive traits as negatives. In fact, it seems like the only time that the APA recognizes gender as a distinction is when they are trying to bash traditional masculinity.
 
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If some racist points out that a minority group disproportionately commits homicides, we don't tell that person that they are making a good point.
And this study specifically refers to the positive traits as negatives. In fact, it seems like the only time that the APA recognizes gender as a distinction is when they are trying to bash traditional masculinity.
Actually, this is a better interpretation than the article in the OP

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I'm at work so give me a little time time to read it.
 
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