Thursday, January 10, 2019

American Psychological Association Says Masculinity Harmful

                In 1973, the American Psychological Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
                In 2019, it essentially put acting like a man on its list of mental disorders. What a difference a few decades makes. The APA’s website touted its “Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men” (based on 40 years of research!), in which it stated: “The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful.” Furthermore, it claimed that “the more men conformed to masculine norms,” the more likely they were to engage in risky behaviors. One of the risky behaviors listed was “avoiding vegetables.” Apparently, the good doctors of the APA believe anal sex, dental dams, and attempting to change one’s gender are all perfectly healthy, but avoiding the consumption of broccoli is fraught with danger.
                It appears the APA won’t be happy until every male becomes a chatty, vegan, interior decorator who wears designer clothing and is named Michael Fitzpatrick or Patrick Fitzmichael. That would be healthy for society, wouldn’t it?
                At the rate things are going, it won’t be long until the APA lists heterosexuality as a mental disorder. Right after masculinity, Christianity, cis-genderism, and “whiteness.”
                The American Psychological Association itself is, on the whole, harmful. Following its guidelines is truly risky behavior. For an individual, and for the country.

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