The Myth of Male Power
- Narrated by: Warren Farrell
- Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-06-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Dr. Warren Farrell
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."
Dr. Farrell gives a 100% refund if this doesn’t generate one of your family’s most valuable discussions. See www.warrenfarrell.com.
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By rjj on 03-03-18
Buy the book instead
Would you try another book written by Warren Farrell or narrated by Warren Farrell?
The book was excellent but this is just an interview. The other problem is that Dr Farrell comes across as badly muffled - the sound quality is really poor and it makes the whole thing pretty unsatisfactory.
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By Jeffrey C. on 17-05-16
the audio is not the book
While I enjoyed the perspective shared in the book and I think it's worth a listen, I was annoyed that the "audio book" was not actually the audio book but a 2.5 hour interview summation of the book. While I disagree with some of the conclusions he draws, for the most part it is a well explained, we'll thought out, and we'll researched analysis of the current state of gender politics. Although, I think it could go harder on the numerous ways feminism stands in opposition to changing the status quo when it comes to the myth and the ways feminism perpetuates gender roles of women's helplessness and victimhood all while claiming to be against such ideas.
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By Conrad on 02-01-18
A must read.... hear.
By far the most potentially transformative book of 2, maybe 3 generations. If we wish to save our society, and progress it, we need to heed the thoughts and insights in this book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful