Science American Psychological Association links 'masculinity ideology' to homophobia, misogyny - We're reaching levels of soy that shouldn't even be possible

Ahriman

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For the first time in its 127-year history, the American Psychological Association has issued guidelines to help psychologists specifically address the issues of men and boys — and the 36-page document features a warning.

“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 report warns.

The new “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” defines “masculinity ideology” as “a particular constellation of standards that have held sway over large segments of the population, including: anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence.” The report also links this ideology to homophobia, bullying and sexual harassment.

The new guidelines, highlighted in this month’s issue of Monitor on Psychology, which is published by the APA, linked this ideology to a series of stark statistics: Men commit approximately 90 percent of all homicides in the U.S., they are far more likely than women to be arrested and charged with intimate partner violence in the U.S., and they are four times more likely than women to die of suicide worldwide.


Jared Skillings, a psychologist and the APA’s chief of professional practice, told NBC News these new guidelines are intended to educate mental health professionals about the unique issues facing this patient population. The APA published a similar report about girls and women in 2007 and is expected to publish an updated version this year.

"Masculinity ideology,” Skillings said, was important to highlight because it “represents a set of characteristics that are unhealthy for men — men who are sexist or violent or don’t take care of themselves.”

The report addresses the “power” and “privilege” that males have when compared to their female counterparts, but it notes that this privilege can be a psychological double-edged sword.

“Men who benefit from their social power are also confined by system-level policies and practices as well as individual-level psychological resources necessary to maintain male privilege,” the guidelines state. “Thus, male privilege often comes with a cost in the form of adherence to sexist ideologies designed to maintain male power that also restrict men’s ability to function adaptively.”

The report argues that some of the psychological and social problems that disproportionately affect men may be in part because they are “less likely to be diagnosed with internalizing disorders such as depression, in part because internalizing disorders do not conform to traditional gender role stereotypes about men’s emotionality.” Men, the report adds, are more likely to be diagnosed with "externalizing disorders," like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which often relies on medication instead of psychological intervention.

The guidelines for psychologists outlined in the report include encouraging them to "recognize that masculinities are constructed based on social, cultural, and contextual norms"; "understand the impact of power, privilege, and sexism on the development of boys and men and on their relationships with others"; and "reduce the high rates of problems boys and men face and act out in their lives such as aggression, violence, substance abuse, and suicide."

Skillings said parents can play a part, too. He recommended they let their boys know, “It’s OK to not be OK all the time.”
Just wait until they start tackling what "toxic femininity" is... that is gonna be fun.
 

JambledUpWords

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What’s their solution? What people define as masculine is pretty much a universal thing that is ingrained biologically. No matter how much you try to stifle it, there will always be men that are competitive, risk-taking, with instincts to provide and protect. Also, what does the APA make of very masculine gay men? Are they homophobic too for displaying traditionally masculine traits? Masculinity isn’t a negative thing. It only becomes negative based on actions, which frankly, anyone and everyone is guilty of.
 

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“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 report warns.
So this is basically an ideological report that uses motivated reasoning and gender studies bullshitting in order to manufacture an absurd narrative that:

A. There is a thing called "traditional masculinity ideology"...

...And...

B. That "traditional masculinity ideology" is necessarily bad and is the cause of many problems in society.

The fact that the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States according to themselves and no one else, is producing such ideologue bilge, is not a testament to any truth value in the report but rather how far gender studies concepts have infected the "soft sciences" of academia.
 
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Vorhtbame

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What’s their solution? What people define as masculine is pretty much a universal thing that is ingrained biologically. No matter how much you try to stifle it, there will always be men that are competitive, risk-taking, with instincts to provide and protect.
More to the point, those are the things one needs to be more than a corporate drone or disposable servant in a capitalist economy such as ours. Truly successful, innovative people--men and women alike, in any field from science to business to the arts--are always risk-takers, paradigm-questioners, aggressive and confident.

IOW, "we must eliminate toxic masculinity" is just another way of saying "we must hobble young men and women, and break their spirit, so that they can never rise above their appointed station in our meticulously planned post-human utopia."

Fucking. Note: They do not say "more likely to CAUSE partner violence"

More likely to be arrested and charged with it.

So what fucking part of that is masculinity's fault?
There's a reason why an employer can't require someone to disclose their arrest record, only their convictions, and that's because being arrested for something doesn't mean you did it, or that anything was done at all.
 

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The fact that the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States according to themselves and no one else, is producing such ideologue bilge, is not a testament to any truth value in the report but rather how far gender studies concepts have infected the "soft sciences" of academia.
Fuck John Money.
 

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Why does everything have to be one extreme or the other these days? Why do we have to go from ultramasculine, traditionalist stuff like bullying any boy who cries or shows any weakness to this sort of feminist, misandrist garbage? Pretty ridiculous, this will just make the few men who break through this shit be even more successful and shine even brighter. And these people and their masters (global elite) who are pushing this shit better hope it's a nice, forgiving person and not Hitler 2.0.
 

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Men commit approximately 90 percent of all homicides in the U.S., they are far more likely than women to be arrested and charged with intimate partner violence in the U.S., and they are four times more likely than women to die of suicide worldwide.
Oh, and blacks are more likely to get arrested and be raised without father. But somehow saying it is racist while media mock whole gender
 

JambledUpWords

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Truly successful, innovative people--men and women alike, in any field from science to business to the arts--are always risk-takers, paradigm-questioners, aggressive and confident.
While that is true, there are more men that risk-take compared to women. That’s why we see more men that are CEOs, in the military, and in dangerous jobs like mining and construction. I wasn’t saying that women don’t risk-take, it’s just that on average, men risk-take more often
 

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While that is true, there are more men that risk-take compared to women. That’s why we see more men that are CEOs, in the military, and in dangerous jobs like mining and construction. I wasn’t saying that women don’t risk-take, it’s just that on average, men risk-take more often
I think some of it has more to do with women being substantially physically weaker than men on average to be fair.
 
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