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January 08, 2019

The American Psychological Association (APA) Effectively Declares Traditional Masculinity to be Toxic Masculinity; Urges Men to Purge Themselves of Manliness

We need to have our droopy bits snipped off and tidied up into a lady-like #FakeNews snizz.

The new eunuch imperative was announced by a woman.

The American Psychological Association (APA) effectively declared war on "traditional masculinity" in its newly released rules on how psychologists should deal with men...

In announcing the new guidelines on the APA website, Stephanie Pappas noted that most of the top CEOs, business leaders, and politicians are men, but that men also commit most homicides, are most likely to be victims of violent crime, have a shorter life expectancy than women, and face harsher punishments in school.

On the other hand, we also Make All The Stuff, including the new stuff, and including the intangible stuff like the math. Well, not all of it. But a lot of it.

Could it be possible that the drive to compete and dominate might be an irreplaceable part of the creative process and general industriousness? Robots make things because they're following mathematical programming, but men make things because they're following biological programming, and the biological fact that women are more attracted to doers and makers (and warriors) than to couch-potatoes.

Do women want men just to be robots, making things for society for no particular reason without any toxic notion that being productive and innovative will raise our status, win us respect from men and desire from women, and redound to our own benefit by showing we competed and won?

Or are we supposed to keep doing these things without any expectation of personal gain?

Do women do a lot of things without any expectation of personal advancement or gain in one area or another? Is it just men who are supposed to give up social competition?

"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," Pappas wrote. "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."

By "androcentric past," they are referencing the idea that men were once taken as the default exemplar of humanity and women were taken to be deviations from the model. If women were more emotional than men, that was a problem with women, and not humanity generally. If women were more neurotic than men, that was a problem with women, and not humanity generally.

Obviously, the NPCs do not seek to recognize women as equals to men; they simply seek to replace the androcentric model, in which any deviation from the male norm was considered somewhat pathological, with the gynocentric one, in which any deviation from the female norm is pathological and should be treated with therapy, drugs, and hormonal treatments.

If men are more competitive than women (and I'm not sure they even are -- women are ruthlessly and unceasingly competitive in the social pecking order games), then that's a pathology of men which must be treated, with an eye towards making them more like the default, normal, paragon model of humanity -- women.

If men are more (overtly) aggressive than women, that's a pathology, and men must be taught to express their aggressions through seeding rumors and trying to turn a social rival's friends against her and ultimately drive her from the group.

Men must be made into women. Women are the perfect working model; men are the defective deviation from the proper functioning of the model.

The guidelines themselves warn against "masculinity ideology," which refers to a "particular constellation of standards" such as "anti-feminity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence."

Any guidelines about a much more rapid "femininity ideology," aka feminism?

The guidelines mention gender role conflict, defining masculinity as separate from femininity and focusing on "four domains:" success, power, and competition; fear of experiencing vulnerable emotions; discomfort with expressing affection among men; and conflict between work and family relations.

Men show affection among other men by 1, busting their chops in a manner that has certain rules to it to avoid getting too vicious and thus sparking violence and 2, actually complimenting each other, which admittedly is sort of rare, but it is generally meant earnestly when it does happen (unless you're a feminized type who is forever praising your fellow NeverTrumpers' latest mouthfart online articles while not so secretly despising each other -- you know, like chicks), and 3, otherwise generally getting along with them and not getting into Queen Bee pecking order fights with them every single day alternating with (disingenuously) praising each other. You know, like women do. But I guess that's the "right way" to show affection. Because women are the Perfect Norm men must aspire to.

For 40 years, women were relentlessly propagandized that everything they do is perfect and "empowering" and men were at the same time endlessly propagandized that everything they do is wrong, cruel, improper and "threatening." Maybe psychologists should apply the same You Go Girl methods they used to pump up women's egos for men?

Or should they just continue degrading them forever?

The degrading doesn't really mean all that much to us as we just kind of ignore this feminized, maniacally-angry-at-straight-men thing that unmarried women and gay guys have turned into a near religion, but it does have some effect, especially on boys and young men who haven't learned to ignore this bullshit as sexual supremacism of lunatics.

It has bad effects, and the lunatics should stop trying to pathologize and "problematize" standard and unobjectionable male behaviors and inclinations.

There are pathological extremes of male behavior, of course -- but those have long been recognized as mental defects. But now psychology is coming for standard, unobjectionable, useful and productive inborn male traits.

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