mental health

The Creeping Orthodoxy of the Neurodiversity Movement

The Creeping Orthodoxy of the Neurodiversity Movement

It is no longer fashionable to talk about autism spectrum disorders among certain quarters of the ASD community without reference to “neurodiversity.” As an individual on the autism spectrum myself, I was once firmly planted in the neurodiversity camp. However, over time, my enthusiasm for the movement has waned, even

Bill Williams
Bill Williams
Activism
The Victims’ Race

The Victims’ Race

On August 2nd, 2013, 14-year-old Hannah Smith of Leicestershire, England, took her own life. She had been receiving cruel messages on the social networking site Ask.fm for months, and her parents concluded that cyberbullying was the main cause of her suicide. But then evidence emerged that the hatred Hannah

Tomasz Witkowski
Tomasz Witkowski
mental health
Time to Stop Using Suicide For Political Point-Scoring

Time to Stop Using Suicide For Political Point-Scoring

The writer and influential feminist Chidera Eggerue caused outrage recently when she callously dismissed the problem of male suicide. In response to a question she had received from an audience member about why “some men have it so hard,” Eggerue wrote in a series of tweets that she didn’t

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
depression
Alternative, Scientifically-Literate Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men

Alternative, Scientifically-Literate Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men

#The American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” have received much criticism from journalists and professional psychologists. Much of the opposition has centered on the guideline’s attack on “traditional masculinity” and the privileging of activism over evidence-based treatment. One of the few redeeming features

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
gender
Twelve Scholars Respond to the APA’s Guidance for Treating Men and Boys

Twelve Scholars Respond to the APA’s Guidance for Treating Men and Boys

Introduction — John P. Wright, Ph.D. John Paul Wright is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati. He has published widely on the causes and correlates of human violence. His current work examines how ideology affects scholarship. Follow him on Twitter @cjprofman. Thirteen years in the making,

Quillette
Quillette
American Psychological Association
In Defense of Male Stoicism

In Defense of Male Stoicism

I dealt with the most stereotypically feminine of mental illnesses in the most stereotypically masculine way. After acknowledging that I was anorexic, and deciding that I had no wish to be, I put my head down and tried to recover with the minimum of fuss. I told almost nobody about

Ben Sixsmith
Ben Sixsmith
gender