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sillymod73 karma

From the moderators of the /r/MensRights subreddit, I would like to thank Warren Farrell for doing this AMA.

Your work on behalf of men is inspiring, and we hope that it will encourage men around the world to recognize their individual worth beyond being disposable subjects to society.

My questions for you, Dr. Farrell, are:

What do you foresee changing in society over the next 5, 10 or even 15 years, in terms of the gender issues/balance? For example, do you feel that the gap in education between boys and girls will continue to increase, or do you see it stabilizing and equalizing in the near future?

Do you think the message of the Myth of Male Power is catching on at a sufficient rate to effect change?

Thanks again.

sillymod72 karma

Thank you very much for doing this AMA! Your book, "Who Stole Feminism?" was eye opening for me, and one of the first books I purchased on Audible.com. I have three questions for you, if that is okay...

Do you consider yourself a feminist (I assume equity feminist when I use the term)?

Do you believe you are considered a feminist (of any kind) by the larger feminist community?

Do you consider yourself to be a part of - or in agreement with the principles of - the men's rights movement?

sillymod20 karma

By electronic format, does this include Audio Book?

sillymod12 karma

I agree with you very much on the scholarship front, as do others. Unfortunately, I feel that the education system is so heavily geared towards the feminist view that people are not being given the opportunity to explore gender issues from a non-feminist perspective within an academic setting.

Do you have any insight to how the men's rights movement might overcome this obstacle?

sillymod9 karma

From my reading of her books, I would word it like this:

Gender feminism is characterized as seeking to end gender roles altogether.

Equity feminism is characterized as seeking to increase options for women so that they can choose for themselves whether to adhere to traditional gender roles or not.

In essence, I found that she was arguing that gender feminists seek enforcement of specific rules that they feel are beneficial (an arguable claim, but a claim none-the-less), while equity feminists seek to eliminate rules (social and societal) that are harmful.