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The Myth of Male Power Audiobook

The Myth of Male Power

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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."

Dr. Farrell gives a 100% refund if this doesn’t generate one of your family’s most valuable discussions. See www.warrenfarrell.com.

©1993 Dr Warren Farrell (P)2012 Dr Warren Farrell

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    Pepe Valencia, Spain 28/11/2017
    Pepe Valencia, Spain 28/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A very interesting interview that will make you think"

    I was hoping to find the whole book here but it turned out to be only an interview. Nonetheless, it was interesting and revealing.

    The author shows very good understanding of both female and male problems and defends both sexes equally. Of course, the emphasis is on neglected male problems.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Max Hutchinson 13/10/2017
    Max Hutchinson 13/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Neozoe 23/09/2017
    Neozoe 23/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "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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  • Jeffrey C.
    Miramar, FL United States
    17/05/16
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • B. Schnase
    Fargo, ND USA
    23/11/16
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    "I thought this was the full book. "

    What gives? This was just an interview. Is that what the book is? huh. Odd

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    02/03/16
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    "eye-opening"

    Listened twice in a row! Great material! Audio compression could be a little better as I was constantly adjusting the volume regardless of traffic conditions/ car speed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/02/15
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    "Dr. Farrell"

    Brilliant.
    Informative.
    World changing.
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    I really don't understand why feminists hate this guy. It is really a shame.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Consumer
    Scottsdale, AZ
    30/03/15
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    "Insightful and fascinating – must read!"

    This book is fascinating as it turns many societal beliefs that we're not even aware of on their head. It's a must read!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ruben Gabriel
    12/12/17
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    "Finally, original thoughts"

    Ventures outside of traditional myopic views. Thorough incite not based on reactionary, emotional impulse or bias.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicolas
    08/09/17
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    "Well balanced but not perfect"

    This book explains the reality of now. Our society has been transformed radically in the last 70 years.

    However, this is not a guide about what to do and not do. It's about getting the facts. I like that I've got the good and the ugly from both sexes.

    I would appreciate more information on how should I go from here. What are the men's options? What should be or not be done? How to protect yourself financially etc.

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    12/08/17
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    "Stuff you've probably never thought about before"

    I like the Q and A format of this audio book, hearing Dr Farrell talk about the key ideas in his book really helps get his point across. This is really another book in itself.

    I feel I can now read the book itself and have a head start on understanding all the concepts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric Strandberg
    27/07/17
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    "Feminists Suck"

    A great listen, very informative, it made me see things in a different way. I can see why feminists hate this book, it blows their tired bullshit out of the water.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • best reviewer
    30/06/17
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    "If you have a son, a husband or a father then care"

    Extremely eye opening book to the struggle of men in a world that has changed to the 2.0 society. Interesting health implications got me to read it but now I appreciate so much more than what I knew before. Very enlightening. It's not just for men. Women especially should read this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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