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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.

Warren Farrell
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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 American University.

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 who stood.


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 of parents;
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)

Published works
The Liberated Man ISBN 0425136809
Why Men Are the Way They Are: The Male–Female Dynamic ISBN 042511094X
Myth of Male Power ISBN 0425181448
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say: Destroying Myths, Creating Love ISBN 1585420611
Father and Child Reunion ISBN 1585420751
Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do about It ISBN 0814472109