The birthdate of The Boy Crisis is March 13 (aka “the publication date”). But as of this morning, it was already number 1 on Amazon’s books for children’s studies.
A week ago I did a brief interview connecting the school shootings with fatherlessness. It is on track for 10 million views by end-of-day. On Wednesday, a considerably more entertaining interview was posted, connecting the shootings with both fatherlessness and guns – and outlining solutions. I’d recommend this even more.
Dr Warren Farrell
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 Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.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.