The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex (Part One)

Warren Farrell


In dialogue form, the author reviews the highlights of the book version of The Myth of Male Power. Farrell takes us into our legal system, world history and religions, the psychology and sociology of success, suicide and love, and the politics and psychology of domestic violence, date rape and sex. He shows that men’s corporate and political power has blinded them to the definition of real power: "control over one's life.” Men are shown to be the “disposable sex.” Their façade of strength camouflages an inability to detect feelings of weakness and powerlessness. Farrell envisions gender studies as helping both sexes make an evolutionary shift from a focus on survival to a proper balance between survival and fulfillment. He proposes “gender transition movement” from the rigid to more flexible roles for men and women.

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