Gerhard Amendt (June 8, 1939, in Frankfurt am Main) is a German sociologist, and was Professor at Bremen University, in the Research Institute for Gender and Generation until his retirement in 2003.
Amendt studied sociology in Frankfurt am Main and in London. During his studies he was involved in the Socialist German Student League. Amendt has published books and essays on the welfare of children and abortion. His findings that domestic violence is equally initiated by both members of the couple lead to the proposal that specialized counseling centers for families with unresolved violent conflicts should replace "women's shelter" managed by radical feminists.
Gerhard Amendt is the twin brother of Günter Amendt.
- 2008 "I did not divorce my kids!" How Fathers Deal with Family Break-Ups, ISBN 978-3-593-38546-4.
- 1994 How mothers see their sons
- 1992 The life of the unwanted children