American Psychological Association decrees Manhood a Mental Disorder

 

They went and finally did it. The APA now supports the gelding of the male specie. They were working up to it. The data used to support the violent male is suspect. Either way, castrating American males will ensure the end to Western civilization.

 

The American Psychological Association has declared that manhood is a mental disorder.

 

Pajama boy

 

For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.

At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. 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. 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.

APA’s new Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men strive to recognize and address these problems in boys and men while remaining sensitive to the field’s androcentric past. Thirteen years in the making, they draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage that echoes both inwardly and outwardly.

Prior to the second-wave feminist movement in the 1960s, all psychology was the psychology of men. Most major studies were done only on white men and boys, who stood in as proxies for humans as a whole. Researchers assumed that masculinity and femininity were opposite ends of a spectrum, and “healthy” psychology entailed identifying strongly with the gender roles conferred by a person’s biological sex.

But just as this old psychology left out women and people of color and conformed to gender-role stereotypes, it also failed to take men’s gendered experiences into account. Once psychologists began studying the experiences of women through a gender lens, it became increasingly clear that the study of men needed the same gender-aware approach, says Levant.

The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful. Men socialized in this way are less likely to engage in healthy behaviors.
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Gender and sexual minorities, too, must grapple with societal views of masculinity. This is an ever-shifting territory. When Levant and Rabinowitz launched the guideline-drafting process in 2005, only Massachusetts recognized same-sex marriage. Today, transgender issues are at the forefront of the cultural conversation, and there is increased awareness of the diversity of gender identity.

“What is gender in the 2010s?” asks Ryon McDermott, PhD, a psychologist at the University of South Alabama who also helped draft the men’s guidelines. “It’s no longer just this male-female binary.”

Though there is now more flexibility in gender norms than 30 years ago, according to Liang and McDermott, boys and men who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender still face higher-than-­average levels of hostility and pressure to conform to masculine norms. The 2015 National School Climate Survey found that 85 percent of LGBTQ students reported verbal harassment at school over their sexual orientation or gender expression (GLSEN, 2015). Gender-­nonconforming students reported worse treatment than did LGBTQ kids who conformed with traditional gender norms. These kinds of results indicate that gender policing still occurs, Liang says.

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H/T:  The American Conservative

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Just who is Rashida Tlaib – of the vulgar impeachment remark fame?

 

By now most of us have heard of Rashida Tlaib, famous for her vulgar impeachment screed made recently. But just who is this piece of work? No surprise really. A Soros sponsored anti-Semitic Muslim for Congress gal. Let’s take a quick look. No doubt just a beginning.

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) did not disclose the name of the source of funds for a fellowship that was paid by liberal billionaire George Soros—as required by the House ethics committee—and also disclosed a lesser amount than she received, according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms. (She of course will get a pass.)

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the most recent copies of tax forms for a number of Soros’s organizations, including the Open Society Institute, the legal name for the Open Society Foundations, the entity in which Soros pushes millions in funding to a number of liberal causes and organizations.

An expenditure of $85,307 to Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Mich., from 2017 is shown on page 97 of the 321-page report to “increase involvement of disenfranchised urban communities of color with their local governance process by creating a community benefits strategy for equitable development and creating a leadership training for impacted residents focused on negotiation skills and identifying leverage at the local level.”

Tlaib did not report any income in the amount of $85,307 on financial disclosure forms submitted as she was running for office, which identified the names of the sources that provided her income in three of four cases.

However, the fourth reported source of earned income is marked as a “Leadership in Government Fellowship,” but does not identify who provided the payment.

A press release from 2016 shows that Tlaib was chosen for a “leadership in government” fellowship by Soros’s Open Society Foundations along with seven other individuals.

Tlaib was paid $139,873 by Soros’s group in 2016, tax forms show. Between 2016 and 2017, Tlaib received a total of $225,180

More at Free Beacon

This just tops off the story.

Sunday Respite – A New Winter

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I chose Bernward Koch “A New Winter.” The days are getting longer and at the same time we are headed into the deepest part of the winter here in the North.

I am putting away a few odds and ends of the Christmas decorations. It seemed this year it came and went before I knew it.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. I suggest watching it in full screen. Better yet, send it over to your smart TV if you can.

 

 

Border Wall called a ‘Con’ For Trump’s ‘Rube Ten-Toothed Base’

 

Yesterday was a red letter day for the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi in particular. How to select the one special moment that defined the total nonsense resulting from the Democrats taking control of the House. Let’s not review the vulgar impeachment remark.

No need for me to document the very many absurdities.

How about this one? Rick Wilson Slams Border Wall As a ‘Con’ For Trump’s ‘Rube Ten-Toothed Base’

So let’s take a spin over to CNN and Rick Wilson. We are deplorable, irredeemable, known as those with low-sloping foreheads.

Now we are the toothless souls. Many hard working Americans who cannot afford the outrageous dentistry costs. But how would he know? (Does anyone think that someone cannot come up with a substance to coat our teeth early on to preclude cavities?) But I digress.

 

Here are the disgusting remarks made.

 

 

Tucker Carlson gave a worthy response to the offensive remarks of Rick Wilson.

 

British prisoners each to have a private land line telephone

All inmates, including killers and rapists, will be able to speak to friends and loved ones ‘in private’ any time, day or night.

No Rhyme, No Reason

by Mustang – our man on the beat in the UK.

There are 118 prisons in the United Kingdom and somewhere in the neighborhood of 83,000 prisoners.  As in America, there are problems inside these prisons.  One problem (among several) is that inmates have to queue in order to use a limited number of pay telephones.  The result of this is that there are incidents of conflict and violence as prisoners compete to use prison telephones.  Not only that, these long lines to use prison phones has led to illegally smuggled in mobile phones and sim cards —and these in turn have resulted in an increase of illicit activities, such as running gangs, unlawful drug deals, threatening or harassing witnesses, ordering terrorists attacks, and things of that sort.

Well, we can’t have that, so British Justice Secretary David Gauke had devised a new way of dealing with the paucity of phone services inside prisons: by March 2020, every British prisoner will have his or her own landline telephone, placed in their cells, sat nicely on modern and aesthetically pleasing desks.  In this way, Mr. Gauke assures us, prisoners will be prevented from returning to a life of crime.  Moreover, those who have bouts of depression, or who develop thoughts of self-mutilation or suicide, will be able to call psychiatric helplines, family members, or their mates back on the block to help them deal with the stress of incarceration.

No, seriously … that’s what Gauke said, which leads a normal person to conclude that prisons are no longer a place for punishment.  Of course, that’s been true for a few decades now —true in the UK and true as well in the United States.  There is far more crime committed inside prisons than outside, but that’s another issue.

And the cost to the British taxpayer is only £30-million, far less than Obama Phones in California, but still … the United Kingdom can no longer afford the cost of their National Health Service —but at least every prisoner will have a telephone.  Progress.

Still, I wonder if Mr. Gauke has overlooked the fact that while families can make a difference in the process of rehabilitating prisoners, wouldn’t this depend on whether family members aren’t themselves criminals, sitting at home waiting for their turn to be convicted of something horrible.  Gauke’s conclusions seem illogical to me, and ill-informed.  If there has been an upswing in criminal activities inside prisons from cell-phone use, how will the installation of landlines do anything but add to these problems?

For the moment, I’ll ignore the possibility (or likelihood) of a convicted rapist making contact with his victim via government provided telephones, although even the thought of that is mind-boggling.  Instead, let me share a few other facts that may have a bearing on the problem —something that Mr. Gauke has not considered: the reoffending rate in the United Kingdom.  Here are the numbers:

Overall recidivism rate, 29.4%

Adult recidivism rate, 28.6%

Juvenile reoffenders, 40.4%

Adults released from custody by court order, then reoffending, 38.2%

Adults early-released after less than twelve months incarceration, then reoffending, 64.5%.

It really is hard to imagine that government officials are this stupid, but then, I’m not making this up.  You can read about it for yourself in the Daily Mail December 28, 2018

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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master … ~George Washington

 

Mustang’s blog Fix Bayonets has an interesting post entitled “Marine Security Guards” up now and well worth a visit.

Refresher: Romney and Bain Capital – a Company ‘Harvester’

 

How about a refresher now that Romney has arisen like the “Ghost of Christmas past.”

How easy to forget what a swamp creature he was and is, and we should not be surprised that he couldn’t even wait to be sworn in to attack Trump. His baby – Bain Capital. The harvester which bought distressed companies, attempted to make improvements, but not to worry. If they failed they simply sold their assets, went bankrupt with employees losing their pensions in some cases then on to the next – wash, rinse and repeat. He no doubt was successful. There is no doubt had a couple of super hits – Staples being one.

 

 

 

Here are a few snippets:

 

But at Bain, Romney’s top priority wasn’t to boost employment. As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, creating jobs “wasn’t the aim of Bain or other private-equity firms, which measure success by returns produced for investors.” And, the newspaper reported, Romney’s 100,000-jobs claim is tough to evaluate.

Mother Jones has obtained a video from 1985 in which Romney, describing Bain’s formation, showed how he viewed the firm’s mission. He explained that its goal was to identify potential and hidden value in companies, buy significant stakes in these businesses, and then “harvest them at a significant profit” within five to eight years.

……But this short clip offers a glimpse of Romney when he was at the start of his private equity career and saw businesses as targets of opportunity that could be harvested for the benefit of his investors, not as long-term job creators or participants in a larger community. His remarks were hardly surprising, but they did encapsulate the mindset of get-in/get-out private equity deal makers.

H/T: Mother Jones

 

This video was created in 1985.

People are still puzzled how he became so rich so fast. Especially his IRA.

Mitt Romney’s unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns* is the one about how he got so rich–and how, more specifically, he managed to accumulate $20-$102 million in his IRA.

On the IRA question, donations to individual retirement accounts, which are shielded from taxes until withdrawals begin, are limited to $4,000 per year (and used to be $2,000).

So, barring a miraculous rate of return from as-yet-unspecified “investments,” it’s hard to see how Romney’s IRA could have grown so large.

But since Romney’s IRA investments are disguised via a byzantine series of offshore entities designed at least in part to minimize US taxes, it is impossible to do this analysis without having access to his returns. More at Business Insider

Linda Sasour Skypes into High School about Women’s March and Radical Agenda

 

 

What a way to start the New Year. Indoctrinating our kids, This from Pamela Geller.

Sarsour has no loyalty to America. On the contrary, her loyalty is to Islamic triumphalism and the imposition of sharia on the only country in history that is based on individual rights and freedom. Sarsour has but one loyalty: to jihad. And this Pennsylvania high school is treating her as if she is some sort of hero of social justice and women’s rights. If her beloved sharia were implemented, these high school students would quickly discover what her vision of women’s rights is really all about.

 

We have much to do to protect our kids. More  here

 

 

This from several years ago. She was already at it.

Linda Sarsour telling high school students to learn about Jesus and Mary from the Quran and to not listen to what their teachers tell them.

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