Dr Warren Farrell is a political scientist, activist and author of seven books including ‘The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It”
In this interview, we discuss some of the societal issues that are negatively impacting boys and contributing to what Dr Farrell calls The Boy Crisis.
We also explore the important role that fathers play in the raising of children and why it’s so crucial for dads to be actively involved.
What you’ll learn
- Dr Farrell’s work on the National Organisation for Women (NOW)
- How he became known as the world’s leading male feminist
- The research that caused him to switch his focus
- The myth of male privilege – how the feminist movement got it wrong
- What is the boy crisis?
- How boys have fallen behind girls academically
- How suicide affects boys and men so profoundly
- How dad deprivation affects boys in negative ways
- The seven areas where dad style parenting is different from mum style parenting
- The developmental benefits of roughhousing
- The importance of family dinner nights and how to structure them
- How to discuss controversial topics at family dinner nights and why boys love it.
- The benefits to dads who get more involved
- In the event of divorce – the four must do’s
About Dr Warren Farrell
Dr Warren Farrell is an American political scientist, activist and author of seven books on men’s and women’s issues.
He has been chosen by The Financial Times of London as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders, and by the Center for World Spirituality as one of the world’s spiritual leaders.
Dr Farrell’s books are published in more than 50 countries, and in 19 languages. His most recent, The Boy Crisis, (co-author, John Gray), was a finalist for the Indie book publishing award.
His other books include The New York Times best-seller, Why Men Are the Way They Are, plus the international bestseller, The Myth of Male Power. A book on couples’ communication, Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say, was a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. And Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap–and What Women Can Do About It was selected by U.S. News and World Report in 2006 as one of the top four books on careers.
Dr Farrell has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV shows, being interviewed repeatedly by Oprah and Barbara Walters, as well as by Peter Jennings, Charlie Rose, and Larry King. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Warren Farrell is the only man ever elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC. And currently, as Chair of the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men, he is working with the White House to create such a Council.
Dr Farrell teaches couples’ communication courses and speaks internationally on the global boy crisis, its causes, and solutions.
Warren has two daughters and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.
- Website: warrenfarrell.com
- Twitter: @drwarrenfarrell
- Facebook: @drwarrenfarrell
- Instagram: @drwarrenfarrell
- Book: The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It
Quotes by Dr Warren Farrell
“I always believed in what I would call gender liberation”
“Historically speaking, your job as a man was to raise money or do some equivalent thereof like kill animals for food.”
“93% of the people who die at work are males”
“The sexes are in a Tango and when you change any part of that Tango you have to change both parts of the Tango”
“In all 56 of the largest developed nations in the world, boys were falling behind girls in every single academic subject but especially in reading and writing.”
“The sperm count of boys has been dropping by as much as 50% in many countries over the last 20 years or so. “
“The IQs of boys had dropped 15% in the last generation”
“About 90% of the ISIS recruits are fatherless boys or girls”
“Mums can’t hear what dads don’t say”
“We as dads have to take responsibility for knowing our profession. We read about our profession when it comes to raising money, but we don’t read about our profession when it comes to raising children.”
“Dads are discovering as children and moms are discovering, that in reality, Dad’s time is worth more than dad’s dime”
“Sometimes family dinner nights can go from being family dinner nights to family dinner nightmares”
Here is a copy of that image that Dr Farrell and I discussed in the interview 🙂