University treats masculinity as a mental health issue

It may come as a surprise to you red-blooded males out there but according to The University of Texas being male and masculine is a “gender identity” and there is a healthy male identity and an unhealthy male identity. Hmm, I wonder which one of the two politicians below they would consider to?have a healthy male identity? Let’s find out, shall we? Quote:

The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students ?take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.?

Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, ?MasculinUT??is organized by the school?s counseling staff and most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a ?healthy model of masculinity.?

The program is predicated on a critique of so-called ?restrictive masculinity.? Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to ?act like a man? or when they are encouraged to fulfill traditional gender roles, such as being ?successful? or ?the breadwinner.? End of quote.

This makes so much sense and explains why so many women are wildly attracted to men who act like women, are failures and who expect their female partner to be the breadwinner so that they can be stay at home Dads. The only thing that would make them even more attractive would be if they had underdeveloped hairless bodies and started wheezing after climbing a single flight of stairs. Quote:

Though you might enjoy ?taking care of people? or being ?active,??MasculinUTwarns that many of these attributes are actually dangerous,?claiming?that ?traditional ideas of masculinity place men into rigid (or restrictive) boxes [which]… prevent them from developing their emotional maturity.?

?If you are a male student at UT reading this right now, we hope that learning about this helps you not to feel guilty about having participated in these definitions of masculinity, and instead feel empowered to break the cycle!? the program offers.

[…]The school is in the process of hiring a ?healthy masculinities coordinator? to run the program […]
While many schools now have similar programs, this appears to be the first run directly out of a Counseling and Mental Health Center. Though the school seems to justify this by claiming that masculinity can cause men to lash out at other people and themselves […]

There is no evidence that masculinity itself contributes to violence. Universities that run similar programs, such as UNC-Chapel Hill and Northwestern, have?admitted that their programming isn?t supported by any evidence. End of quote.

 

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