Please join us Sunday, Feb 17th at 10:00 AM Pacific, for a conversation with an internationally known pioneer of both the women’s and men’s liberation movements, Dr. Warren Farrell. Our dialogue is entitled “Only Liberated Men and Women Can Heal Our World.”
I will never forget Warren’s deeply moving presentation at the Integral Spiritual Experience “Future of Love” event in 2011. It felt like hearing a doctor’s compassionate diagnosis of a crippling disease complex I hadn’t even realized I was suffering from — I felt a wave of emotion and relief. Other men felt similarly. And women were equally affected — his talk opened a whole new window for healing their relationships with all the men and boys in their lives.
Warren knows how to patiently illustrate the myriad subtle ways that men are conditioned to treat themselves as disposable, and how this cripples men and hurts women, resulting in a dysfunctional culture of violence and dissociation. He points out that both women and men have learned to open our hearts to the vulnerability of women, but to close our hearts to the vulnerability of men, and how this destroys the foundation of healthy intimacy between men and women.
He claims that in liberating themselves from their longstanding subjugation via the various “waves” of feminism, women are now fifty years ahead of men in reclaiming a healthy relationship to themselves and their needs. This of course means we have a huge opportunity for rapid cultural change.
Critically, though, men and boys in our culture are now in a full-scale crisis.
Consider the following:
-The suicide rate for boys goes from being equal to that of girls prior to adolescence to five times that of girls between the ages 20 and 24.
-Boys and men die earlier than girls and women from nine of the ten leading causes of death.
-All but one of the 62 mass killings in the past 30 years was committed by boys or men.
Inexplicably, though, we don’t address it- Although, fortunately, the health challenges of our daughters and mothers are addressed by seven federal offices of women’s health, not a single federal office addresses the health of our sons and fathers.
I’ll be speaking with Warren about how we all — men and women — can liberate ourselves and join together to create a healthy culture and a sustainable human presence on our planet.
About Warren Farrell:
Dr. Warren Farrell began his research on gender issues in the ‘60s. He is the only man ever elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women in New York City. His first book, The Liberated Man, was published in 1974. It was from the women’s perspective and the feminist perspective. By the ‘80s, he began noticing that men were feeling misrepresented, and his award-winning national best-seller, Why Men Are The Way They Are, was written to answer women’s questions about men in a way that rings true for men. The New York Post calls it “the most important book ever written about love, sex, and intimacy.”
With The Myth of Male Power, Warren Farrell developed the theme of men as the disposable sex–disposable in work and war, and, because men who died in work or war were often dads, also disposable as dads. This is a theme that would be developed in different ways in his future books–books on communication (such as Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say); parenting (Father and Child Reunion); and his book on the pay gap and male-female work-life choices (Why Men Earn More).
By the turn of the century Dr. Farrell wanted to provide the sexes with the tools to communicate–in particular to hear personal criticism from a loved one, especially when given badly. That was the take-off point for Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say, a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. His book, Father and Child Reunion, has renewed the commitment of many dads to be with their children, and its research on divorce has helped judges understand the importance of dads.
Dr. Warren Farrell’s most recent research is published as Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It. It was chosen by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top four “great career books to be read in 2006.” He is in the process of co-authoring with John Gray a book called Boys to Men.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, February 17th @ 10:00 AM Pacific*; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team