Dr. Warren Farrell




FATHERHOOD ANALYST: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It. Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men.

The first anniversary of the Valentine’s Day Massacre-in-contemporary reality, the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, brings memories of students-turned-activists and vows to end mass shootings. But mass shootings in the U.S. are now so common that our current rate of almost one-per-day in the ensuing year makes it clear that the lessons of Parkland are far from being learned.

What are the lessons? We can blame toxic politics, poor family values, violence in the media, violence in video games, access to guns, and mental illness. Each is a player. But our daughters live in the same homes, exposed to the same toxic politics, family values, the same access to the same guns, video games, and media, and similar mental illnesses. Yet our daughters are not killing. Our sons are. Why?

Aside from being male, almost all of these lone mass shooters has in common one other quality: dad-deprivation. That is, minimal or no father involvement. Dad-deprivation was common not only to Nikolas Cruz of Parkland, but also to Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook); Robert Bowers (Synagogue); David Katz (Jacksonville); Elliott Rodgers (UC Santa Barbara); Dylan Roof (Charleston Church); and, most telling, to the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history by Stephen Paddock (Las Vegas).

How and why does dad-deprivation create such toxicity? One answer is that while both girls and boys suffer in dozens of ways from a lack of father involvement, the boys suffer more drastically than their sisters, and differently than their sisters.

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What is the boy crisis? 

It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.

It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.

So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.


BIO: Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of books published in 17 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers: Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. Warren has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders.  Dr. Farrell 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. He started more than 300 men and women’s groups, including ones joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray. Dr. Farrell has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, and been the subject of features on 20/20, in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, Parade, and The New York Times.

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