Curing the World of Men

byJacobian4mo18th Jan 20194 comments

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This is a post about the American Psychological Association's recent guidelines to treating men and boys. This post is not the bloodless academic assessment of those guidelines I would write on LessWrong, which is why it's a link post. This is a condemnation of those guidelines as an ideologically twisted exercise in science denial, pathologizing an entire gender for the purpose of getting more people to pay for psychologists that will cure them of stoicism, competitiveness, achievement, and masculinity writ large. I recommend not reading the post if you're sick culture war stuff, or if you're a man expecting psychologists and therapists to help you.