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Fox News's Tammy Bruce challenges report on masculinity: Without men's courage 'we would be living in caves right now'

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On Thursday’s Fox & Friends, frequent Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce took issue with the new guidelines laid down by the American Psychological Association to help psychologists work with men and boys. One of the takeaways she took issue with is the idea that traditional masculinity involves dominance and aggression and is on the whole harmful.

“If we didn’t have men’s courage, and aggressiveness, and focus, and determination, we’d still be living … we would be living in caves right now.”

Bruce, in her conversation with co-host Ainsley Earhardt, went on to say that the modern world is the “result of the male framework of wanting to move forward and create things.” And she explained why she thinks the new guidelines are using gender stereotypes.

“There is a suggestion that masculinity, and that would mean all men, … are prone to violence, or homophobia, or sexual violence, or sexual harassment,” Bruce said. “Women involve those things as well, women can be violent, women do sexual harassment.”

Bruce called for Americans and psychologists around the country to reject these findings and insisted that masculinity and feminism are part of the “natural balance.” After noting to that the APA considered homosexuality a mental illness until 1974, Bruce talked about another group that she said should reject this.

“The gay community especially should reject this, because it condemns an entire group of individuals of being sick or not well because of inherently who they are,” Bruce said.

Fox & Friends airs daily at 6 a.m. on Fox News.

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