The Man Crisis: What Misandry Means for the Future of Education, Politics, and Culture with Dr. Warren Farrell & Dr. Paul Nathanson

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In developed nations, the traditional roles of men and women have become blurred. Misogyny and misandry are permeating through cultures like never before in history. Common factors include single mother households and the severely reduced involvement of the father during the raising of young children. Data shows that boys and young men are the ones affected most by these changes. In schools, boys are falling behind girls in almost every academic subject. And, the single biggest predictor of suicide, drug addiction, and mass shootings is the lack
of a father in a child’s life. To discuss the data and to understand what can be done to reverse this alarming trend, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two men who have studied and written about the current male crisis. Dr. Warren Farrell discusses the beneficial behaviors boys miss out on when the father is not present in his life. And, Paul Nathanson shares his views on how a healthy relationship between a mother and father can be the key to raising boys with healthy identities.



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Dr. Warren Farrell — The Father’s Role in a Boy’s Life:
  • Dr. Farrell explains why the lack of father involvement is the cause of boys falling behind girls in every academic subject in developed nations. [1:52]
  • Are strong father figures adequate to support young men when the biological father is not present? [5:26]
  • What are the benefits of a father’s parenting style including roughhousing? [8:06]
  • The 4 Must-Dos for single mothers who are raising a young boy on their own. [15:03]
  • The benefit of sports and coaches for boys growing up without a father. [16:59]
  • Dr. Farrell describes why the mixed messages of the past created stress for young boys and how today’s messages differ. [19:00]

Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of books published in 17 languages. He is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. He is the only man in the U.S. to have been elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City and has started more than 300 men and women’s groups, including ones joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray.
Book: The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It


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Dr. Paul Nathanson — Misandry is a Moral Issue:
  • Dr. Nathanson explains misandry and the pervasiveness of it in today’s society. [28:15]
  • How a young man’s healthy identity is linked to his distinctive, necessary, and publicly valued contributions. [30:06]
  • The importance of a father in a child’s life and Dr. Nathanson’s view on gender-specific mother and father roles. [32:00]
  • Dr. Nathanson’s reviews the content of his books on misandry. [38:55]
  • Revenge vs. Justice, Hatred vs. Anger, and fear-based responses. [43:10]
  • Lisa and Dr. Nathanson discuss the legal boundaries that affect both men and women. [47:22]

Dr. Paul Nathanson is a gender relations academic professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec who has defined the field of misandry in our culture. He is a co-author of Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture, Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination against Men, Replacing Misandry: A Revolutionary History of Men and Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man.

Book: The Spreading of Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture

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