& # 39; How would Churchill win the war? & # 39; Piers Morgan accuses "radical feminists & # 39; of & # 39; excluding masculinity & # 39; while launching a devastating attack on the study claiming courage and stoicism & # 39; harmful & # 39; properties are for men
- Piers Morgan ranted over considered male characteristics & # 39; like stoicism
- American Psychological Association (APA) has released guidelines for mental health
- APA found that some attributes associated with men & # 39; psychologically harmful & # 39; to be
Zoie O & # 39; brien for Mailonline
Piers Morgan ranted on radical feminism & # 39; at Good Morning Britain after experts suggested that men should be encouraged away from attributes that are often associated with men, such as stoicism and dominance.
The GMB rant was fueled by the American Psychological Association (APA), which issued its first guidelines for mental health professionals who worked together with men and boys.
According to research, attributes such as courage, self-reliance, competitiveness and stoicism are psychologically harmful & # 39; when they are applied to men and boys because of the pressure to make them come true.
Piers Morgan said: "Andy Murray personifies the traditional masculinity perfectly. This is why. During his career he has been stoic, competitive, dominant and aggressive.
& # 39; All four things have now been identified as harmful by the America Psychological Association.
& # 39; Every feature that Andy Murray has shown is the biggest tennis star we've ever had in this country, perhaps our greatest sportsman ever. Everything that drove him to be so successful is harmful and must be stopped. Take your boys to a small corner instead and learn to cry all day long.
& # 39; What a load of washcloth. & # 39;
Piers Morgan said that he & # 39; three sons & # 39; and & # 39; would like to think they are stoic, dominant and aggressive & # 39; when they do sports and compete.
He added: "The whole agenda is being driven by radical feminists who want to make masculinity disappear and people who are male.
& # 39; It is nonsense.
& # 39; They are good. Do not let these people tell you, you can not be strong
Being stiff is wrong?
& # 39; How would Churchill survive?
& # 39; How would he have won the war?
& # 39; Tell me those radicals? These are great features. They are male. & # 39;
Susanna Reid interrupted: Winston Churchill was in contact with his emotions. & # 39;
Piers Morgan said that Winston Churchill's stoicism made him a remarkable war-time politician, while he advocated encouraging men to be stoic and competitive
She also said that dominance, aggression and competitiveness did not include male attributes & # 39; and that women often exhibit behavior.
She added: & # 39; If you think that is all to be a man, then it can be harmful
While men are at the top of large companies, researchers told the APA that this could be harmful to them.
They advised teachers, counselors, coaches and community leaders to eradicate such behavior and to discourage boys from feeling like they should adopt such traits.
Susanna Reid argued that women can also display the same traits, while Piers said that feminists try & masculine attributes & # 39; to lose
Everyone has convictions about how men should behave & # 39; said Ronald Levant, former APA president who worked on the guidelines, at the Washington Post.
We have found incredible evidence that the extent to which men strongly endorse these beliefs is strongly associated with negative outcomes. & # 39; The more men hold rigid views about masculinity, the more likely they are to be depressed or contemptuous or lonely.
The powerful APA has 117,500 members and his advice will be far-reaching.
Former director of the New Schools Network, Toby Young wrote the advice & # 39; will influence the lives of millions of men and boys for years & # 39 ;.