As the birth rate plummets in one civilized country after another–could there possibly be something wrong with our civilization nowadays? ya think?–the American Psychiatric Assn. has blasted “traditional masculinity” (https://www.foxnews.com/health/american-psychological-association-deems-traditional-masculinity-harmful-could-lead-to-sexual-harassment).
I wonder where they found any.
According to the shrinks, traditional masculinity leads to–oh, the pain!–sexual harassment and… “homophobia.” Nooooo! Not homophobia!
But what is “traditional masculinity”? The APA listed the prominent features of traditional masculinity: “anti-femininity” (do you know what that is? I don’t), “achievement–”
Whoa! Whoa! Hold it right there! Achievement is bad? Really? There are psychiatrists telling people this? Like, no wonder you’re crazy, you keep trying to achieve something? Why aren’t you just lying on the couch playing video games?
They round out their description of “traditional masculinity” with “eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure” (why is adventure bad?), “risk” (that’s bad, too), and “violence.” So all you cavemen out there who’ve been sayin’ violence is good, put a sock in it.
Why am I not surprised that birth rates are plummeting?
So far in history, no species has ever been talked into extinction.
We’ll probably be the first.