Here is some heavy mythbusting on the Male Power narrative.
A great interview with Warren Farrell with so many great wordings! Here is the list of the best:
The myth of power
Many men still buy into a false definition of power: feeling obligated to earn money that someone else spends while we die sooner—5.2 years sooner. That’s not power. That’s being a prisoner of the need for love and approval.
The myth of pay gap
Men don’t earn more than women. Dads earn more than moms.
(Oh yes, there is a great explanation behind the claim!)
The myth of happiness
For many dads, the road to high pay is not about power; it’s about his hope to make his children’s life better than his.
The paranoia behind rape as a culture
- Our society strives for equality but few experts are asking women to share the responsibility for taking the initiative in sex, thereby risking rejection.
- A slight change in eye contact means everything in a male-female encounter but would be laughed at in court.
All in all, a truly great interview. Read on...