The American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) released new guidelines on “toxic masculinity.”
The guidelines said that traditional male gender roles were “on the whole harmful!”
But now the A.P.A. is facing a complaint that could unravel it all.
The A.P.A.’s “masculinity” guidelines are being challenged in a Title IX complaint against Harvard University.
The complaint contends that because they rely on harmful stereotypes about American men, in following the A.P.A. guidelines, the university has adopted a biased training material, setting a different standard for how the school treats men and women.
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The APA is the largest accrediting body of psychology programs in the United States. It oversees accreditation for at least 406 doctoral programs in the field, and has roughly 117,000 active members.
So, while the guidelines may seem like a drop in the bucket of the culture wars, they’re likely to have a significant influence on psychology departments, the training of future and current psychologists, and the practice of psychology throughout the nation.
This worries Kursat Pekgoz, a Ph.D. student, and retired lawyer John Davis. Together, they filed a Title IX complaint against Harvard University on Thursday, arguing that a Title IX violation exists by way of Harvard’s relationship to the APA.
According to the complaint, all Harvard psychologists are informed by APA code, Harvard’s program in clinical psychology is accredited by the APA, and Harvard also partners with the organization to offer “continuing education” classes.
“By using APA’s guidelines [which were released in August], Harvard University creates a set of different standards of behavior/sanctions/treatment for men and women. This is a violation of Title IX,” the complaint argues.
As we reported, it’s dangerous to insinuate that anyone with enough testosterone to be considered male, is toxic.
And, if fully implemented, these guidelines could make their way into public school textbooks across the country.
It’s disturbing enough that the Left is so hell-bent on defeating President Trump in 2020 that they’re waging war against American men for so-called “toxic masculinity.”
But that they’d unconscionably go after American boys is beyond forgivable. Hopefully our court system will correct this injustice.
But what do you think? Will the Left’s war on masculinity be stopped?
Let us know in the comment section.