University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a 'Mental Health' Issue

Article here. Excerpt:

'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.”
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, the school did not respond to a request for comment to clarify.

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.'

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... UT Admissions head openly wonders why they have trouble attracting male applicants.

What has happened to Texas, anyway? Or is it just UT?

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Oh. my good Gawd! This bollocks is without END!
Mass shootings are not caused by "toxic masculinity! Mass shootings are caused because we, as a society just keep on attacking men, again and again and again, and again!
When a demographic is maligned, slandered, attacked and marginalized constantly, what to we think the results are gonna be?!?
Men have NO OUTLET for their issues and frustrations! I mean none!
I mean it's like squeezing a tube of toothpaste with the cap still screwed on! If you keep squeezing it, like that, what do you think is going to happen?!?
Then what will you do? Blame toxic toothpaste tubes for it?
Gawd! (-_-)

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