Our field is doing a terrible disservice to men.
Hear me out. I am a feminist. I acknowledge and realize all of the ways in which our society continues to oppress women, to hold them to impossible double-standards, to invalidate their feelings and experiences, and to limit their opportunities. The work in empowering women is hardly done, and in many ways has just gotten started.
An important aspect of feminism, however, is realizing ALL of the ways in which gender norms, standards, and societal expectations affect our society. This means taking into full account the lived experience of men, as well as transgender and intersex individuals.
Why focus on men? After all, our society in the USA is patriarchal, with a hierarchy dominated by men, with male standards dictating our culture, laws, and systems.
The problem is that, in focusing on male privilege and patriarchy, we have inadvertently neglected men in the field of psycholog...