The proposal outlines several problems facing men and boys. It concludes that we are facing a profound crisis in the education, work, and physical and emotional health of our sons. Some important facts taken from the proposal include:
In this video, Dr. Farrell explains the difficulties involved in bringing this proposal to the attention of the White House, which includes the necessity of sending a contingent to the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses to meet the candidates while they are still accessible before the election efforts are in full-swing. Donations to fund this effort are needed, and welcomed.
- Boys are more medicated and less educated
- Boys’ suicide rate goes from equal to girls’ prior to adolescence to five times girls’ between 20 and 24
- one out of three children in the U.S. living in father-absent homes
- the male-female life expectancy gap has grown from one year in 1920 to more than five years today
- boys and men die earlier than girls and women from nine of the 10 leading causes of death
- One of every five men 25 to 54 is not working
I have been invited to document this effort, which begins in April, 2015.