This is how it works all too often. Agenda-driven researchers produce a spurious report. Then credulous reporters take it seriously. In this case, the ⁦⁩ reporter didn’t even bother to seek out a single critic.
"We see that men have higher suicide rates, men have more cardiovascular disease and men are lonelier as they get older. We're trying to help men by expanding their emotional repertoire, not trying to take away the strengths that men have."
You know what else can hurt boys? Being undesirable to girls.
"They acknowledge that ideas about masculinity vary across cultures, age groups and ethnicities. But they point to common themes like 'anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence.'”
These APA guidelines AREN'T challenging the inherent nature of men, but opening a dialogue about A FEW SOCIALLY IMPOSED heteronormic male traits that are, by all accounts, toxic to the human experience.The report DOES NOT infer that masculinity is wrong
Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
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Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
Wow. Is the ideology of "traditional masculinity" losing its place as the default position for "mental health"?
Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
Nothing wrong with a well-researched report on the psychological complexity of boyhood, but guidelines for treatment? Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
When did therapy lose sight of the individual? This is more "treatment by group membership." Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
New A.P.A. Guidelines: “Psychologists are encouraged to see men as being impacted by culture, by race & relationships, rather than assuming that there is one sort of standardized set of behaviors,” “We want people to be aware that men are complex beings!”