https://bit.ly/2EgIKSC; National post article written by Jordan Peterson
‘The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released its Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men…. Make no mistake about it: this document constitutes an all-out assault on masculinity — or, to put it even more bluntly, on men.’
‘Yet there is no consensus among psychologists, for example, about the definition, let alone the existence, of, for example, “masculinity ideology.” There is also no agreement that gender exists solely in the form of “roles” that are learned (as opposed to innate) — although all reasonable scientists agree that much of human behaviour, including that related to sex, is learned.
‘The authors are claiming that men who socialize their boys in a traditional manner destroy their mental health…’
‘The document opens with the claim that “socialization for conforming to 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” – a claim derived in no small part from the “research” published by the very people who wrote the guidelines, and one presented, like the definitions, with no indication whatsoever that this claim by no means constitutes anything resemblng established scientific fact.’