The Myth of Male Power

  • by Warren Farrell
  • Narrated by Warren Farrell
  • 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the audio book version, Dr. Warren Farrell personally rewrote the highlights of The Myth of Male Power as a dialogue. The questions are similar to what others will ask you when you discuss these issues. You’ll have Dr. Farrell’s best answers.
The Myth of Male Power helps each family member understand that genuine power is neither status nor money, but “control over one's life.” He documents that virtually every society that has survived has done so by persuading its sons to be disposable--whether in war or in work; and therefore indirectly as dads. And disposability is not power.
Considered the Bible of men's studies—yet highly empathetic to women (Dr. Farrell was repeatedly elected to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC)-- the meticulously researched The Myth of Male Power takes the listener on a captivating journey around the world, throughout history, biology, the Bible, the law, and everyday life, challenging every currently-held assumption about men, women and the family.
In his compassionate voice, Warren answers questions like, "Doesn't the fact that men earn more mean they have more power?" with "The road to high pay is a toll road—tolls such as working more hours, being away from our family, being engineers, not artists…." Farrell posits that men have mistakenly defined power as "feeling obligated to earn money someone else spends while he dies sooner."
To help each family member appreciate parents and grandparents, Farrell shares, "in the past, neither sex had genuine power; both sexes had roles: women's role: raise children; men's role: raise money. Our grandparents didn't preach rights--they preached responsibilities. Both moms and dads sacrificed so their children's lives would be better than theirs."
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This book has changed my viewpoint on gender issues, gender politics and more. We need this book to sell more, so gender politics can be revolutionized!
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- Max Hutchinson

Factual and poignant material

It was a very sobering and often tear-inducing presentation of factual information done in a relaxed conversational interview-style that was quite a novel experience for me in Audible.
I had just finished listening to "1984" by George Orwell so I was quite wired up and alert to overt and covert mind control techniques.
I had also read "The Manipulated Man" by Esther Villar a few years ago and this book brought statistical backing to throw arguments made there.
I believe inequality will persist in human society until God's Kingdom comes. Until then, open your eyes, be kind to reach other regardless of perceived or contrived differences. We are all humans.
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- Neozoe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2014
  • Publisher: Dr. Warren Farrell