International Men's Day 2010 message from Dr. Warren Farrell
I'm Warren Farrell and I'm the author of Why Men are the Way They Are and Father and Child Reunion and The Myth of Male Power and books on boys and men. I've been writing on books like that for my whole life and one of the things I've really come to understand that is in the last 30 or 40 years we've really helped girls and women develop and that's a wonderful thing but I've also seen that our sons have begun to drop out of school at a much greater rate, fall behind in reading and writing, and fall behind in almost every other psychological, social and academic area. We're on the verge of a crisis with our boys that is equivalent to the financial crisis that many of us didn't see until it came upon us. International Men's Day is one of the very few alerts in the world to that crisis. It is an early warning signal. We need to choose to pay attention to it or it will hurt us for years and decades to come.