Лёня Посицельский (posic) wrote,
Лёня Посицельский
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American Psychological Association issues first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/01/ce-corner.aspx

"Prior to the second-wave feminist movement in the 1960s, all psychology was the psychology of men. Most major studies were done only on white men and boys, who stood in as proxies for humans as a whole. Researchers assumed that masculinity and femininity were opposite ends of a spectrum, and “healthy” psychology entailed identifying strongly with the gender roles conferred by a person’s biological sex.

But just as this old psychology left out women and people of color and conformed to gender-role stereotypes, it also failed to take men’s gendered experiences into account. Once psychologists began studying the experiences of women through a gender lens, it became increasingly clear that the study of men needed the same gender-aware approach, says Levant.

The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful."


https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf

"For instance, 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 (Pleck, 1981, 1995; O’Neil, 2008; O’Neil & Renzulli, 2013), and negatively influence mental health (e.g., O’Neil, 2008, 2013, 2015) and physical health (Courtenay, 2011; Gough & Robertson, 2017)."

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Should somebody respond by writing up and publishing "guidelines for interaction with anti-male and anti-human pseudo-science and its practitioners", perhaps?

via https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2199811077004522&id=100009269534682 et al.
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