More Biographies of Dr. Warren Farrell...
Best-Selling Author and Leader in Fighting Gender Discrimination
Dr. Warren Farrell’s books are published in over 50
countries, and in 12 languages. They include two award-winning international
best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of
Male Power. His most recent is Why Men Earn More: The Startling
Truth Behind the Pay Gap--and What Women Can Do About It.
Why Men Earn More helps corporations prevent gender discrimination
lawsuits by educating their female employees as to 25 specific ways they
can earn more, and the trade-offs each entails. It explains why any lawsuit
alleging gender pay discrimination must be certain the gap in pay is not
a result of a gap between the genders in their work behavior.
Dr. Farrell’s Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say,
a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, goes beyond dispute resolution—it
is a method of developing the type of compassion that prevents the misunderstandings
from which disputes emanate. Father and Child Reunion helps working dads
understand how they can be successful at both work and home, and helps both
sexes consider the trade-offs of a variety of family and work arrangements.
The Financial Times has chosen Dr. Farrell as one of a hundred top “Thought
Leaders” in the world, to consult for leading corporate CEOs worldwide
(as part of their “Financial Times Knowledge Leadership Dialogue”).
Dr. Farrell has conducted corporate training for executives and employees
of corporations such as AT&T, IBM, Toyota, Bell Atlantic, Revlon, Ogilvy-Mather,
Hoffman-La Roche, Teledyne-Ryan, Beckmann Labs, Sharp Hospital and Northern
Telecom, as well as associations of corporate executives (YPO, TEC, the
Australian Institute of Management), and associations of professionals (the
American Management Association, the Financial Planning Association, the
Psychiatric Institutes of America). His government clients have included
NASA, HUD, the US Department of Education, and the US Department of Energy.
Dr. Farrell listens to both sexes: he is the only man in the US to have
been elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization
for Women in New York City; and he has also served on the boards of three
national men’s organizations. He is the only person selected by California
Governor Wilson to address both his conferences on women and men. Over a
period of 35 years, Warren has formed over 600 women and men's groups. The
Chicago Tribune described Warren as "the Gloria Steinem of Men's Liberation."
(Warren, though, has more gray hair.)
Warren’s background in male/female issues, combined with his Ph.D.
in American government and constitutional law, has led to his doing expert
witness work in the sex discrimination and sexual harassment area for the
US Air Force and a major oil company (request of confidentiality).
Dr. Farrell has run his own business for more than 35 years. He has taught
in the School of Medicine at the University of California in San Diego,
as well as at Georgetown University, Rutgers, Brooklyn College, American
University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. He has
taught in political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies,
and public administration. In 2003 his campaign for Governor of California
was a special feature of CNN.
In 1965, President Johnson recognized Warren as one of the nation's outstanding
young educators. Warren later served as an assistant to the president of
New York University and received NYU's highest honor for his Ph.D. thesis
on changing men's roles and behavior in response to women's roles. He is
included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Warren has appeared more than 20 times on CNN (e.g., Larry King Live),
and repeatedly on Oprah, the Today Show and Good Morning America. He has
also been interviewed by Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and John Stossel
and been the subject of two special features on ABC’s 20/20. He has
ruined a few shows by getting co-hosts who are conservative (Pat Buchanan)
and liberal to agree!
Warren has been featured repeatedly in The New York Times, Forbes, and
The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Business Week and Boardroom publications.
He is often quoted or featured in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World
Report, and been the subject of features in both People and Parade. He has
written for publications ranging from the World Book Encyclopedia to Ms
and journals of sociology and psychology.
Warren is in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the
World, but is most comfortable at home. He lives with his wife, Liz,
and their two daughters (teenagers!) in Carlsbad, California.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Warren Farrell (b. 1943) is an American writer.
Farrell holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science (UCLA; New York University
(NYU)). He taught at the School of Medicine at the University of California,
San Diego, and at Georgetown University, Rutgers, Brooklyn College, and
With the publication of The
Myth of Male Power, Farrell became the first masculist. In the
early 1970s he was a champion of feminism, serving on the board of the New
York chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Within a few
years he left NOW, frustrated with what he saw as their female exclusiveness
and disregard for men's issues. His early books The
Liberated Man and Why
Men Are the Way They Are were more in the vein of a type
of "masculinism" that has an approach to men's issues similar
to that of feminism to women's issues.
His pioneering approach to sex issues has come to be the cornerstone of
masculism. His ideology calls for gender equivalence and, unlike many other
masculists, a reduction in traditional gender roles. He has made a critical
examination of the power imbalance between the sexes, claiming that it heavily
favors women: "The women's movement had done a wonderful job of freeing
women from sex roles, but no one did the same for men".
Farrell was a candidate for governor in the 2003 California recall election.
He came ninety-seventh out of 135 candidates.
On May 27, 2005 Farrell appeared on John Stossel's "Give Me A Break"
segment of 20/20 to discuss why men earn more. Farrell is seen speaking
before the Cato Institute. He asked people to stand if they worked at least
two years at a job meeting certain criteria. Jobs which exposed them to
wind and rain or long hours for example. In each case it was mostly men
- "Women are human beings, men are human doings"
- "The most important thing to understand about men is their desire
to be understood..."
(Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say)
Farrell's "Top Ten Social Solutions with Budget Saving Results"
that he claims transcend Democratic and Republican Party lines:
1. a men's birth control pill and a paternity fraud bill;
2. universal prenatal care;
3. listening skills taught from first grade, with simultaneous retraining
4. equal father and mother involvement, especially if there is divorce;
5. more male teachers;
6. stressing female empowerment rather than victim power;
7. keeping taxes on businesses low;
8. schools that are friendlier to boys;
9. a commission on the status of men and men's health;
10. restraining the Government-as-Substitute-Husband.
(From Farrell's campaign statement)
Man ISBN 0425136809
Why Men Are the
Way They Are: The Male–Female Dynamic ISBN 042511094X
Myth of Male Power ISBN
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't
Say: Destroying Myths, Creating Love ISBN 1585420611
Father and Child Reunion
Why Men Earn More: The Startling
Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do about It