Why Men Are the Way They Are

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The way the sexual revolution and the women's movement has affected women has been well documented in the last two decades. But what have these movements done to men?

For 20 years, over 100,000 men and women have experienced the other sex's point of view in Dr. Farrell's workshops. As a result, he has new theories about the reasons love, intimacy and commitment mean different things to women and men; what makes people successful at the office but unsuccessful at home; when a ...

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Overview

The way the sexual revolution and the women's movement has affected women has been well documented in the last two decades. But what have these movements done to men?

For 20 years, over 100,000 men and women have experienced the other sex's point of view in Dr. Farrell's workshops. As a result, he has new theories about the reasons love, intimacy and commitment mean different things to women and men; what makes people successful at the office but unsuccessful at home; when a discussion between a man and a woman is helpful and when it is harmful; and how men are much less "powerful" than was ever thought possible.

Here is the book for every woman who wants to understand the men in her life--and for every man who wants to understand himself." (Publisher's Source)

Farrell has conducted role-playing workshops with thousands of men and women for more than 20 years. His ground-breaking research is the basis for the book, which most experts agree may be one of the most extraordinary, eye-opening books of our time.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In a question-and-answer format, Farrell ( The Myth of Male Power , Audio Reviews, LJ 10/1/93) explains life from a man's perspective. If you've wondered why men find it hard to commit, why they provide solutions instead of empathy, why they can't just stop and ask directions, or why they spend so much time at work, this audiobook is for you. Farrell addresses the other side of sexism, asking why women, if they want equality, expect men to pick up the check at dinner. He explains the male experience of being a ``success object'' as well as explaining why men make women into ``sex objects'' to lessen the pain of rejection. The listener learns what men talk about with the ``guys'' and why vulnerability is so difficult for men to express. Farrell initiates a dialog that will contribute to an understanding and maybe even a truce between the sexes. Recommended for all contemporary collections.-- Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., Wis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425110942
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 785,035
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Farrell, Ph.D., is the author of Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say and The Myth of Male Power. Dr. Farrell taught at the School of Medicine of the University of California in San Diego, and has taught psychology, sociology, and political science at Georgetown, Rutgers, and Brooklyn College. He is the only man elected three times to the board of N.O.W. in New York City. He lives in Encinitas, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2004

    Thought provoking

    It is obvious that the author has put a lot of thought into this book. It leaves the reader with a lot to ponder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2000

    Warren Farrell speaks for millions of silent, suffering men

    This book is a must read for anyone in a serious rlationship, or who is considering a serious relationship with the opposite sex. Dr. Farrell thoughtfully articulates the incredibly different ways that men and women approach love and relationships. Reading this and some of Dr. Farrell's other books have opened my eyes to how media, culture, and society shape the way we treat individuals. They have shed light on how both men and women have placed men into a category of 'the disposable sex.' If nothing else, it articulates why men and women react very differently to similar situations, and what we need to do as a society to empower both men and women in relationships. When I read this book, sometimes I have to set it aside because it makes me angry and sad. Dr. Farrell exposes reverse discrimination at every level of society, and to see this discrimination (and examples of discrimination published in prominent studies and articles) carefully documented and footnoted provides an authenticity to theories that I've always felt but never have been put into words. He has empowered me as both a man and as a member of society. Everyone should have to read this book. It is liberating to know that there are millions of other men in the world that have many of the same ideas about society that I have. Thank you, Warren.

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