Warren Farrell in 2011
|Born||Warren Thomas Farrell
June 26, 1943
Queens, New York
|Alma mater||NYU, UCLA, Montclair State University|
|Subject||Men's, Women's, fathers' issues, gender; couples' communication; child custody; boy crisis.|
|Literary movement||Women's movement
|Notable works||The Liberated Man (1974)
Why Men Are the Way They Are (1986)
The Myth of Male Power (1993)
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (1999)
Father and Child Reunion (2001)
Why Men Earn More (2005)
Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? (2008)
Ursula Farrell (divorced)Liz Dowling (2002 to present)
Warren Thomas Farrell (born June 26, 1943) is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's and women's issues.
He is often considered "the father of the men's movement," but he started out as a vocal feminist. He came to prominence in the 1970s, championing the cause of second wave feminism, and serving on the New York City Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW). However, he left NOW and is now recognized as an important figure in the modern men's movement.
His books cover ten fields: History, Law, Sociology and Politics (The Myth of Male Power); couples' communication (Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, and Father and Child Reunion); Economic and Career issues (Why Men Earn More); child psychology and child custody (Father and Child Reunion); and teenage to adult psychology and socialization (Why Men Are The Way They Are and The Liberated Man). All of his books are related to men's and women studies; consistent to his books since the early 90's has been a call for a gender transition movement, focusing on ways in which women's liberation has failed to recognise men's disadvantages within patriarchal power structures--that is, that men are as oppressed by male-dominated power structures as women are.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 University teaching
- 3 Feminist Foundation
- 4 Integrating men's issues into gender issues
- 5 Critical reception
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Other activities
- 8 Bibliography
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Early life and education
Farrell was born in 1943. He is the eldest of 3, of an accountant father and housewife mother. He grew up in New Jersey. Farrell attended high school at the American School of The Hague in his Freshman and Sophomore years, then graduated from Midland Park High School in New Jersey in 1961, where he was student body president. He was chosen by the American Legion as his town's (Waldwick's) selection for New Jersey Boys' State.
Warren Farrell received a B.A. from Montclair State University in social sciences in 1965. As a college student, Farrell was a national vice-president of the Student-National Education Association, leading President Lyndon B. Johnson to invite him to the White House Conference on Education.
In 1966 he received an M.A. from UCLA in political science and in 1974 a Ph.D. in the same discipline from New York University. While completing his Ph.D. at NYU, he served as an assistant to the president of New York University.
As an adjunct (an untenured faculty member hired on a term-by-term basis), Farrell has taught university level courses in five disciplines (psychology; women's studies; sociology; political science; gender and parenting issues). These were at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego; the California School of Professional Psychology; in the Department of Women's Studies at San Diego State; at Brooklyn College; Georgetown University; American University, and Rutgers.
When the second wave of the women's movement evolved in the late 1960s, Farrell's support of it led the National Organization for Women's New York City chapter to ask him to form a men's group. The response to that group led to his ultimately forming some 300 additional men and women's groups and becoming the only man to be elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in N.Y.C. (1971–74). In 1974, Farrell left N.O.W. in N.Y.C. and his teaching at Rutgers when his wife became a White House Fellow and he moved with her to D.C. They subsequently divorced.
During his feminist period, Farrell wrote op-eds for the New York Times and appeared frequently on the Today show and Phil Donahue show, and was featured in People, Parade and the international media. This, and his women and men's groups, one of which had been joined by John Lennon, inspired The Liberated Man. The Liberated Man was written from a feminist perspective, introducing alternative family and work arrangements that could better accommodate working women and encourage care-giving men. The Liberated Man was the beginning of Farrell's development of parallels for men to the female experience: for example, to women's experience as "sex objects," Farrell labeled men's parallel experience as "success objects."
As a speaker, Farrell was known for creating audience participation role-reversal experiences to get both sexes "to walk a mile in the other's moccasins." The most publicized were his "men's beauty contest" and "role-reversal date." In the men's beauty contest, all the men are invited to experience "the beauty contest of everyday life that no woman can escape." In the "role-reversal date" every woman was encouraged to "risk a few of the 150 risks of rejection men typically experience between eye contact and intercourse."
Integrating men's issues into gender issues
In a 1997 interview, Farrell stated:
- Everything went well until the mid-seventies when NOW came out against the presumption of joint custody [of children following divorces]. I couldn't believe the people I thought were pioneers in equality were saying that women should have the first option to have children or not to have children—that children should not have equal rights to their dad.
Before writing further about men's issues and empowerment, Farrell spent years researching incest, including the ways people who commit incest justify their actions and (controversially) the potentially positive impact on family life. In a 2015 article in Mother Jones magazine, Mariah Blake summed up his findings and quoted him on the topic: "In a 1977 interview with Penthouse, Farrell explained that some saw incest as 'part of the family's open, sensual style of life, wherein sex is an outgrowth of warmth and affection.' The magazine also quoted him as saying that 'genitally caressing' children was 'part of a caring, loving expression' that helped them develop healthy sexuality." These ideas threatened his reputation; as Blake reported, "Farrell maintains that he said "generally caressing" and that the magazine conflated his ideas with those of his subjects. "'The question is, how does a man or a woman justify having incestuous relations?' he told me. 'I was reporting how people justified it. In most cases the article made that clear, but in some cases what the people I interviewed had said got mixed up with what I said.'" In the face of reputation-damaging public reaction, Farrell ended up not publishing the book.
Why Men Are The Way They Are
Farrell's books each contain personal introductions that describe his perspective on how aspects of public consciousness and his own personal development led to the book. By the mid-1980s, Farrell was writing that both the role-reversal exercises and the women and men's groups allowed him to hear women's increasing anger toward men, and also learn about men's feelings of being misrepresented. He wrote Why Men Are The Way They Are to answer women's questions about men in a way he hoped rang true for the men.
He distinguished between what he believed to be each sex's primary fantasies and primary needs, stating that "both sexes fell in love with members of the other sex who are the least capable of loving: women with men who are successful; men with women who are young and beautiful." He asserts that women feel disappointed because, "the qualities it takes to be successful at work are often in tension with the qualities it takes to be successful in love." Similarly he asserts that men feel disappointed because, "a young and beautiful woman ('genetic celebrity') often learns more about receiving, not giving, while older and less-attractive women often learn more about giving and doing for others, which is more compatible with love." Due partially to Oprah Winfrey's support, Why Men Are the Way They Are became his best-selling book.
The Myth of Male Power
By the early 1990s, Farrell was writing that he felt the misunderstandings about men had deepened and become dangerous to the survival of families and love. The result was The Myth of Male Power.
In The Myth of Male Power, Farrell offered his first in-depth outline of the thesis he would weave through his subsequent books: that for men and women to make an evolutionary shift from a focus on survival to a focus on a balance between survival and fulfillment, what was ultimately necessary was neither a women's movement nor a men's movement, but a "gender transition movement." He defined a gender transition movement as one that fosters a transition from the rigid roles of our past to more flexible roles for the future.
As the book's title implied, The Myth of Male Power challenged the belief that men had the power in part by challenging the definition of power. Farrell defined power as "control over one's life." He wrote that, "In the past, neither sex had power; both sexes had roles: women's role was to raise children; men's role was to raise money."
Farrell documented how, cross-culturally, men's feelings of powerlessness involved how they felt they were socialized, even as boys, to become "the disposable sex." He argued that virtually every society that survived did so by training a cadre of its sons to be disposable—in war, and in work. The paradox of masculinity, he proposed, is that the very training for traditional masculinity that created a healthy society created unhealthy boys and men.
The Myth of Male Power was ardently challenged by some academic feminists, whose critique is that men earn more money, and that money is power. Farrell concurs that men earn more money, and that money is one form of power. However, Farrell also adds that "men often feel obligated to earn money someone else spends while they die sooner--and feeling obligated is not power." This perspective was to be more fully developed in Farrell's Why Men Earn More.
Farrell says heterosexual men are conditioned to believe that they can obtain love and affection from women only by earning money. This belief in turn leads to psychological problems for both sexes; according to Farrell, "men's weakness is their facade of strength; women's strength is their facade of weakness."
Perhaps Farrell's most controversial statement in The Myth of Male Power was the denial that American society is a patriarchy which makes rules to benefit men at the expense of women. Farrell argues that this oversimplification ignores the fact that only men, and not women, are required to register for military conscription in the United States; or that men undertake more hazardous work and constitute 93% of workplace deaths.
Arguments such as these led The Myth of Male Power to become both his most praised and most controversial book. In the discipline of men's studies, it is considered to be a classic. The academic journal, New Male Studies: An International Journal, for example, published in-depth interviews with Dr. Farrell on The Myth of Male Power in two issues in 2012. In the men's rights movement, The Myth of Male Power is sometimes referred to as "The Bible" and the "red pill", but critics of the book accused it of promoting misogyny. Susan Faludi argued that Farrell had effectively recanted his original position as part of a generalized backlash against feminism.
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say and Father and Child Reunion
In Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, Farrell asserts that couples often fail to use couples' communication outside of counseling if the person receiving criticism does not know how to make her or himself feel safe. Farrell develops a method called "Cinematic Immersion" to create that safety and overcome what he posits is humans' biological propensity to respond defensively to personal criticism.
To address children's loss of their father in child custody cases, Farrell wrote Father and Child Reunion, a meta-analysis of research about what is the optimal family arrangement for children of divorce. Father and Child Reunion's findings include some 26 ways in which children of divorce do better when three conditions prevail: equally-shared parenting (or joint custody); close parental proximity; and no bad-mouthing. His research for Father and Child Reunion provided the basis for his frequently appearing in the first decade of the 21st Century as an expert witness in child custody cases on the balance between mothers' and fathers' rights needed to create the optimal family arrangement for children of divorce.
Why Men Earn More
By the start of the 21st century, Farrell felt he had re-examined every substantial adult male-female issue except the pay gap (i.e., that men as a group tend to earn more money than women as a group). In Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap—and What Women Can Do About It, he documents 25 differences in men and women's work-life choices which, he argues, account for most or all of the pay gap more accurately than did claims of widespread discrimination against women. Common to each of men's choices was earning more money, while each of women's choices prioritized having a more-balanced life. These 25 differences allowed Farrell to offer women 25 ways to higher pay—and accompany each with their possible trade-offs. The trade-offs include working more hours and for more years; taking technical or more-hazardous jobs; relocating overseas or traveling overnight. This led to considerable praise for Why Men Earn More as a career book for women.
Some of Farrell's findings in Why Men Earn More include his analysis of census bureau data that never-married women without children earn 13% more than their male counterparts, and that the gender pay gap is largely about married men with children who earn more due to their assuming more workplace obligations. Themes woven throughout Why Men Earn More are the importance of assessing trade-offs; that "the road to high pay is a toll road;" the "Pay Paradox" (that "pay is about the power we forfeit to get the power of pay"); and, since men earn more, and women have more balanced lives, that men have more to learn from women than women do from men.
Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?
Farrell's most recent book, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? (ISBN 978-0195312836), published by Oxford University Press in 2008, is a debate book with feminist co-author James Sterba. Farrell felt gender studies in universities rarely incorporated the masculine gender except to demonize it. This book was Farrell's attempt to test whether a positive perspective about men would be allowed to be incorporated into universities' gender studies curriculum even if there were a feminist rebuttal. Farrell and Sterba debated 13 topics, from children's and fathers' rights, to the "Boy Crisis."
Warren Farrell's books, published in sixteen languages, tend to make both international news and be the subject of both praise and criticism from the political right and left, and from feminists and anti-feminists. The Myth of Male Power is both the most-praised and criticized. For example, in 2012, when speaking on his forthcoming The Boy Crisis at the University of Toronto, Farrell encountered a protest organized by Socialist Worker Party feminists calling him a "rape apologist". This was said to be based on his chapter on "The Politics of Rape" in The Myth of Male Power. Farrell maintains the chapter is a blueprint for preventing rape.
Early critiques in the New York Times Book Review by Larry McMurtry and John Leonard included disdain for Farrell's use of gender neutral language in The Liberated Man. More recently, conservative and antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly labels Farrell a "feminist apologist," though praises his research for Father and Child Reunion.
Praise of Warren Farrell include Kate Zernike of The Boston Globe ranking him as "the sage of the men's movement," and the description of him as the "Gloria Steinem of men's liberation" by Carol Kleiman of the Chicago Tribune. Esquire ranked Farrell, Thomas Aquinas, and John Stuart Mill as three of history's leading male feminists.
In 2012, a new international academic journal, New Male Studies, highlighted The Myth of Male Power by making it the lead feature in two of its first issues, positioning it as a classic to the field of men's studies.
Not all responses have been positive, as Mariah Blake notes in Mother Jones, and some readers have taken Farrell's claims to an extreme degree--using them as justification for violence, for example. As Blake notes, "It wasn't until recent controversies drew attention to the men's rights movement that Farrell began to feel his ideas were having a real impact. During an interview on NPR's All Things Considered in September (2014), Farrell suggested that men's rights activists were tackling the very problems that may prompt young men to go on shooting rampages. 'We're all in jeopardy,' he said, 'if we don't pay attention to the cries of pain and isolation and alienation that are happening among our sons.'" The audience for his Twitter feed has found some of his tweets problematically sexist, such as "Does the [new edition of] Myth of Male Power start with a naked woman? See Warren Farrell's 2014 ebook. #mensissues."
Farrell married Ursula (Ursie), a mathematician and IBM executive, in the sixties. Their marriage was described in Time magazine as fully liberated. It was also an open marriage, as Farrell has discussed on the cable TV series The Seventies. He said wryly that while most people wish they'd been in an open marriage, the ones who were in one wish they hadn't been. After 10 years of marriage, in 1976, he and Ursie separated and subsequently divorced. After what Farrell described as "twenty years of adventuresome single-hood", he married Liz Dowling in August 2002. He has two step-daughters. They live in Mill Valley, California.
During the California gubernatorial recall election, Farrell ran as a Democratic candidate, on a platform of father's rights, and received 626 votes. Farrell's current foci are conducting communication workshops, being an expert witness in child custody cases and researching a forthcoming book (working title The Boy Crisis), to be co-authored with John Gray. In 2010-11, he keynoted, along with Deepak Chopra, a world conference on spirituality (the Integral Spiritual Experience), addressing the evolution of love. He was then invited by the Center on World Spirituality to be one of their world leaders. Dr. Farrell is also now a semi-regular contributor to controversial web publication A Voice for Men, and at their international conference in June 2014, gave a keynote titled, "The Ten Major Boys and Men's Issues".
In 2009, a call from the White House requesting Dr. Farrell to be an advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls led to Dr. Farrell creating and chairing a commission to create a White House Council on Boys and Men. The multi-partisan commission consists of thirty-five authors and practitioners (e.g., John Gray, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Michael Gurian, Michael Thompson, Bill Pollack, Leonard Sax) of boys' and men's issues. They have completed a study that defines five components to a "boys' crisis," which has been submitted as a proposal for President Obama to create a White House Council on Boys and Men. In April 2015 the coalition went to Iowa to discuss their position with 2016 U.S. presidential candidates.
- Farrell W (1974). The Liberated Man. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 0-425-13680-9.
- Farrell W (1988). Why Men Are The Way They Are: The Male-Female Dynamic. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 0-425-11094-X.
- Farrell W (1993). The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are The Disposable Sex. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 0-425-18144-8.
- Farrell W (2000). Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say: Destroying Myths, Creating Love. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. ISBN 1-58542-061-1.
- Farrell W (2001). Father and Child Reunion: How to Bring the Dads We Need to the Children We Love. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. ISBN 1-58542-075-1.
- Farrell W (2005). Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind The Pay Gap--And What Women Can Do About It. New York, N.Y: American Management Association. ISBN 0-8144-7210-9.
- Farrell W, Sterba JP, Svoboda S (2008). Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-531283-X.
- Video on YouTube
- His books since the early 90's with this theme are: The Myth of Male Power (N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1993); Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (N.Y.:Penguin/Putnam, 1999); Father and Child Reunion (N.Y.: Penguin/Putnam, 2001); Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap - and What Women Can Do About It (N.Y.: AMACON, 2005); Warren Farrell and James Sterba, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2008)
- Deutsch, Claudia H. (February 27, 2005). "At Lunch With Warren Farrell: Are Women Responsible for Their Own Low Pay?". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Farrell, Warren. "Warren Farrell". Midland Park High School Class of 1961 website. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "In the Running for California Governor". Los Angeles Times. 10 August 2003. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Warren Farrell at the White House Conference on Education," Bergen Record, (N.J.), July 27th, 1965, and Warren Farrell, "Commentary on the White House Conference on Education," Bergen Record, (N.J.), July 27, 1965
- Warren Farrell, The Liberated Man, (N.Y.:Random House, 1974), the Personal Introduction
- Warren Farrell, Father and Child Reunion, (N.Y.:Putnam/Penguin, 2001), Biography
- Warren Farrell, The Liberated Man, (N.Y.: Random House, 1974), the Personal Introduction
- Warrick, Pamela (1993-08-09). "A New Role for Men: Victim : Former feminist Warren Farrell says he's sick and tired of guys getting bashed. 'Male power,' he proclaims, is just a myth.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- The "success object" parallel is featured on the back cover of The Liberated Man (N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1975) in paperback.
- Janet Cooke, Men Taking Turn in Beauty Contest Get Insights Into Woman's Role, Toledo Blade, November 19, 1979
- Mimi Avins, "Men's Advocate in a Woman's World," Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2000.
- J. Steven Svoboda (1997). "Interview with Warren Farrell" MenWeb.com, accessed 28 November 2012
- Warren Farrell, Why Men Are the Way they Are, (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1986), Personal Introduction.
- See http://www.warrenfarrell.us
- Warren Farrell, Why Men Are the Way They Are, (N.Y.:McGraw-Hill, 1986), Chp. 5
- Warren Farrell, Why Men Are the Way They Are, (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1986)
- Warren Farrell (2008). Intro to Dr. Warren Farrell - pt. 1 of 2 (Video). California: YouTube. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power, (N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1993), Personal Introduction. See http://www.warrenfarrell.org
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power, (N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1993), Personal Introduction.
- Myth of Male Power. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. 1993. p. 19. ISBN 0-671-79349-7.
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power, (N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1993), Chp. 2
- (The subtitle of The Myth of Male Power is Why Men Are the Disposable Sex.) For cross-cultural documentation, see Chapter 3.
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power (N.Y.:Simon and Schuster, 1993), Chp. 2
- This critique of Farrell is part of feminist James Sterba's critique of The Myth of Male Power and Why Men Earn More in Oxford University Press' book, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), which is a debate of thirteen gender issues between James Sterba, representing feminist theory, and Warren Farrell, articulating gender transition theory.
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power, (N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1993), Chapter 2 & 3.
- Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power, (N.Y.:Simon & Schuster, 1993), Chp. 3
- http://mensnewsdaily.com/2009/04/08/why-men-earn-more/; see also, http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=1385; see also, http://www.trueequality.com/pre.php
- "The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex (Part One) - Farrell - New Male Studies". newmalestudies.com.
- Blake, Mariah. "Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned". Mother Jones (January–February 2015). Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Faludi, Susan. "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," Crown Publishers, NY: 1991. pp. 300-304.
- Warren Farrell, Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, (N.Y.: Penguin/Putnam, 2000), Personal Introduction
- Warren Farrell, Father and Child Reunion, (N.Y.: Tarcher/Putnam/Penguin, 2001), the Personal Introduction
- Warren Farrell, Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, (N.Y.:Penguin/Putnam, 1999)See http://www.warrenfarrell.info
- Warren Farrell, Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, (N.Y.:Penguin/Putnam, 1999)
- Esalen Institute: http://www.esalen.org/workshops/searchfiles/workshopdetail.lasso?RecordNum=8364&-session=Reservation_Session:1805754816b5123055MPR22567D8
- Warren Farrell, Father and Child Reunion, (N.Y.: Tarcher/Putnam/Penguin, 2001). See: http://www.warrenfarrell.biz
- Warren Farrell, Father and Child Reunion, (N.Y.: Tarcher/Putnam/Penguin, 2001).
- Warren Farrell, Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap-- and What Women Can Do About it, (N.Y.: AMACOM, 2005), Personal Introduction
- Warren Farrell, Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Women Can Do About It, (N.Y.: AMACOM, 2005) See: http://www.warrenfarrell.net
- Warren Farrell (2008). Introducing Dr. Warren Farrell (Video). California: YouTube. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Woman Can Do About It, (N.Y.:AMACOM, 2005), Introduction, Chp. 1-6, and Conclusion, pp. 216-233.
- Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Woman Can Do About it, (N.Y.:AMACOM, 2005). Introduction; Chp. 1-6
- Why Men Earn More was chosen by U.S. News and World Report as one of five "Great Career Books." See Marty Nemko, "Five Great Career Books to read in 2006," January 4, 2006 http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/career/careercoach/archive/060104/five_great_career_books_to_rea.htm. Also, in the 2010 edition of What Color is Your Parachute?, (Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2010), p. 122, Bolles writes, "I would give this book to every female career-chooser or career-changer on the planet." ForeWord Magazine awarded Why Men Earn More its Silver Medal for 2005 Book of the Year Awards for Careers. http://www.forewordmagazine.net/botya/print2k5.aspx
- Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and what Women Can Do About It, (N.Y.:AMACOM, 2005), Introduction, Chp. 1-6, and Conclusion, pp. 216-233.
- Warren Farrell and James Sterba, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men, (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2008) Preface and Introduction.
- These include Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Arabic, Dutch, Korean, and Taiwanese Mandarin
- Video on YouTube
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- John Leonard, "Gender Gap: The Last Word", The New York Times, Book Review, back page, Feb. 9, 1975 and Larry McMurtry, The New York Times, Book Review, January 5, 1975
- Phyllis Schlafly keynote, American Coalition for Fathers and Children's National Family Law Reform Conference, Washington, D.C., 2006.
- Zernike, Kate. "Feminism Has Created Progress, But Man, Oh, Man, Look What Else." Chicago Tribune 21 June 1997. Web.
- Kleiman, Carol. "400 men try to beat 'chauvinist pig' rap." The Montreal Gazette 29 December 1977, p.27. Print.
- Esquire, July 1973. "THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT WOMEN.
- http://newmalestudies.com/OJS/index.php/nms/article/view/35 and http://newmalestudies.com/OJS/index.php/nms/article/view/44
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- "What Color is Your Parachute?: Earning versus Living". 2008-06-13. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
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- See http://warrenfarrell.biz/services
- "Center for World Spirituality founded by Marc Gafni, Mariana Caplan". Center for Integral Wisdom.
- Video on YouTube
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- Alexander, Rachel (April 20, 2015). "Which Presidential Candidates Will Support a White House Council on Boys and Men?". Townhall.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
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