Psychologists’ warning over masculinity offends the right | Arwa Mahdawi

The APA’s sensible concern over the danger posed by traditional gender roles will save lives

Last August the American Psychological Association (APA) released its first-ever guidelines for therapists working with men and boys. Nobody paid much attention to these for several months, but they went viral this week. This was largely due to the APA condensing its academic report into a tweet explaining that the key takeaway is that traditional masculinity is harmful and socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage. Suddenly everyone on the internet was an armchair psychologist and conservatives were up in arms about war on men.

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source https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/12/psychology-masculinity-men-apa-guidlines

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