Liberal elites and extremists are again wrongly declaring war on what the American Psychological Association calls ‘traditional masculinity.’
Masked behind a disguise of phony research, the APA has taken up the same gauntlet that radical feminists have been throwing down for decades. It’s an all-out war on the basic male strengths that make men outstanding athletes, captains of industry and the world’s most determined soldiers among other positives.
What was once merely a political debate driven by feminists and weak liberals trying to cut down the traits that make men proud leaders and achievers, the egg-heads at the APA are denouncing manhood on scientific grounds. Although psychology ranks among the more speculative of the sciences, leftists seem to think sticking a name with “Ph.D.” next to it will turn their fiction into fact. Keep in mind that these are the same class of snowflake liberals that call those who challenge climate change science “climate deniers” (idiots, basically) but hide in their safe spaces when biology determines there are only two genders.
The APA’s horrifying first-ever “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” rejects the very foundations of what fathers and adult males teach boys about the types of physical and mental toughness that will serve them well in life. As Stephanie Pappas states on the APA website, “traditional masculinity — marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression — is, on the whole, harmful.”
What’s particularly telling — if you are a traditional man — is that the same web page views all male achievements as bad.
“For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men,” Pappas states. “According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.”
Like the far-left Democrats in politics today, a person’s ability to achieve or lead is not what’s important. The fact that males — or as Pappas says, “white males” — are putting traditional masculine strengths to work and succeeding should be secondary to skin color and gender, according to liberals. Imagine if we selected captains of industry based on gender and racial discrimination rather than ability? We could all expect higher unemployment, a lower national GDP and steady spiral into Third World country status.
Pappas bookends traditional male strengths with statistics about violent crime before trailing back to common racism talking points used by liberals.
“Boys are far more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, and they face harsher punishments in school — especially boys of color,” Pappas sates.
As Americans with brains that work, at what point do these tired old liberal racism arguments become ridiculous? Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be an elitist liberal attack if racism weren’t thrown in on the side somewhere. It makes you want to quote Clint Eastwood in the traditional masculine movie “Heartbreak Ridge.”
“You can beat me, you can whip me, you can torture me, just don’t bore me,” Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway says. Inspiring traditional manhood, to say the least.
Since conservatives such as Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the National Review returned fire, liberal-leaning media outlets have come to the APA’s aid and helped it backtrack some of its wrongheaded claims to seem more palatable. Rags such as USA Today have pulled a few quotes out of context to help sell the guidelines.
“The APA defines traditional masculinity as ‘a particular constellation of standards that have held sway over large segments of the population, including: anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence,’” USA Today states.
The daily newspaper goes on the link traditional masculinity to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and quotes a female sociologist professor who claims that male achievements such as leadership, providing for a family or being a protector among others is “not just outwardly destructive but also inwardly destructive.”
It seems clear that the elite liberals are determined to strip away not just traditional masculinity, but also the very things that make men feel right about being men. It’s as if they look down their noses at male soldiers, athletes and innovators. These days, liberal elites have a new catchphrase called “toxic masculinity” for tough-minded and successful men.
~ Conservative Zone