Jordan Peterson on the ‘backlash against masculinity’ – BBC News
I see a backlash against masculinity and a sense that there’s something that there’s something toxic about what it is I do being over Society over the feminized I did never say that Society was overly feminized so if we’re going to My Views we should use my actual words I believe that there’s a danger in our society at the moment I’m making the assumption that our culture for example is a tyrannical patriarchy which it is in some small part and that any active engagement on young men in particular is indistinguishable from an unacceptable power and dominance Drive which I don’t believe what you want inevitable that some men will get a little hat off when women are given a stab at something approaching equality women’s efforts in favor of resentment at all I think that if you’re resentful something’s something’s definitely wrong either you need to grow the hell up and and and take stock of your life or you have so things to say to people that you haven’t been saying you say finds undoubtedly shows us that men and women have different traits to achieve and to be successful in a way that I’ve never said anything like that I’ve said that there are biological differences between men and women that Express themselves and temperamental and an occupational choice and that any attempt to enforce call you about companies unwarranted an ill-advised as a consequence or indeed material success so you say you point out that they in Scandinavia many more women choose to be health workers than Engineers example specific legislative effort for example with a quote or 40% of women on corporate boards or a quota for women to be in Parliament they they specifically engaged it seems doesn’t seem to be working every contentment index that we see across the world well okay so first of all and second it depends on what you mean by working there’s no evidence for example that the legislation that was designed to increase the number of women on boards has produced any movement whatsoever in the number of women who hold manager on administrative positions in Norway the theory was that as societies became more egalitarian that men and women become more the same but that isn’t what happened what happened is the biggest differences between men and women now temperamentally and in terms of their own interest have manifested themselves in the Scandinavian countries and so what that will mean is that men and women will make different choice does an occupation if you let them have free choice now what are we supposed to do are we supposed to stop that from happening is that the feminist perspective goodbye to what I used before and ask you directly do you approve of do you think it’s a dangerous equality why’d you approve of equality of opportunity but I think that equality of outcome considerations are detestable and dangerous beyond beliefThe Canadian psychologist Jordan B Peterson says there is a “backlash” against masculinity and “a sense there is something toxic about masculinity”.
He told Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur: “There are biological differences between men and women that express themselves in temperament and in occupational choice and that any attempt to enforce equality of outcomes is unwarranted and ill advised as a consequence.”
Mr Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos.
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