American Psychological Association Warns Traditional Masculinity Is “Harmful” and “Oppressive”

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Brock Simmons
January 7, 2019

For many, the APA means the Acolytes Protection Agency, the wrestling tag team of badass brutes Farooq and Bradshaw. Ironically, a gaggle of people who self proclaim to know what’s best for you are also known as the APA; American Psychological Association, and they have released a new report that warns about the “harmful” and “oppressive” effects of masculinity, particularly as this epidemic pertains to children.

The report starts with:

“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.

“Though men benefit from patriarchy, they are also impinged upon by patriarchy,” says Ronald F. Levant, EdD, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Akron and co-editor of the APA volume “The Psychology of Men and Masculinities.” Levant was APA president in 2005 when the guideline-drafting process began and was instrumental in securing funding and support to get the process started.

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