The APA issues guidelines saying that “traditional masculinity” is harmful. I disagree. Strongly
“Male children are falling behind in school not b/c schools indulge their risk-taking & adventurousness but often b/c they relentlessly suppress boys & sometimes punish boys’ essential nature, from the opening bell to the close of the day.”
We do our sons no favors when we tell them that they don’t have to answer that voice inside them that tells them to be strong, to be brave, and to lead. We do them no favors when we let them abandon the quest to become a grown man when that quest gets hard
Our world teaches kids to “be yourself,” but that rule often applies to everyone but the “traditional” male. The APA has declared "traditional masculinity" to be harmful. They're wrong
"It is interesting that in a world that otherwise teaches boys and girls to “be yourself,” that rule often applies to everyone but the “traditional” male who has traditional male impulses and characteristics. Then, they’re often deemed toxic."
2. "Just because a scientific organization supports a left wing policy, that does not make it automatically wrong" ... sure, but they are wrong in these cases. has a good case if you want more 2/
Wow. This —>”When it comes to the crisis besetting our young men, traditional masculinity isn’t the problem; it can be part of the cure.” Attention ⁦
Grown Men Are the Solution, Not the Problem