About Us

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WND Books Author and Staff Portraits

SUZANNE VENKER is an author and Fox News contributor. She tackles a range of social issues surrounding marriage and the family, including the infamous gender wars. Her most recent book is The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to Stay Home.

Suzanne’s previous book, The War on Menwas published on the heels of a Fox article of the same name that went viral in November 2012—landing Suzanne a spot on The View, where she bantered about with Mike Tyson while warding off attacks from Whoopi Goldberg. 

In late 2013, Suzanne founded Women for Men, a news and opinion website committed to the needs of boys and men. She is also a trustee at Leading Women for Shared Parenting and is part the commission to establish a White House Council on Boys & Men.

Suzanne has written for various publications, including the New York PostSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, Parents.com, and The Daily Caller. Her TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends, ABCNews.com, CNN and C-Span. She has appeared on literally hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.

Suzanne and her family live in St. Louis, MO.

joewedding1 020[1][1]DR. HELEN SMITH is a forensic psychologist and a distinguished writer who has written for a variety of publications, including The L.A. Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Her book, The Scarred Heart: Understanding and Identifying Kids Who Killwas released in 2000. She’s also the writer and executive producer of Six, a documentary about the murder of a family in Tennessee by teens from Kentucky.

Dr. Helen’s most recent book, Men on Strike, analyzes America’s anti-male culture and makes suggestions for how to resurrect respect for masculinity and the role males play in society. She writes about politics, men’s issues, violence, psychology and much more at http://pjmedia.com/drhelen/.

Helen and her husband live in Knoxville, TN.

ChristinaCHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Before joining AEI, she was a professor of philosophy at Clark University where she specialized in moral theory. Her academic articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Philosophy and The New England Journal of Medicine. She has also written for The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New RepublicThe Weekly Standard, and The Atlantic.

Sommers is editor of Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, a leading college ethics textbook, and the author of the bestselling books Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boysthe latter was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” in 2000 and was re-released in 2013. Her most recent books include One Nation Under Therapy and Freedom Feminism.

Sommers has appeared on numerous television programs, including Nightline60 Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey Show and twice on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. She has lectured and taken part in debates on more than one hundred college campuses.

Christina has two adult sons. She and her husband live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

 Contributors

terrybrennanTerry Brennan is a business executive who works with companies going through significant transition. In this environment, Terry is keenly skilled at rapidly diagnosing problems, developing strategy and execution to overcome them.

His interest in gender issues began with his research on the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court where, amongst other things, he proved: not a single Guardian ad Litem had been disciplined by a licensing board in at least 4 years; not a single charge of perjury had been made in at least 2 years; at least 96.2% of those incarcerated were male; there are no educational, licensing or training requirements to become a parent coordinator; and not a single judicial candidate had been voted down in at least 30 years.

Terry is also a founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting (LW4SP), an international child advocacy organization that believes a rebuttable presumption of shared parenting should be used as the cornerstone in family law. He also works with the Commission to create a White House Council on Boys & Men and is an avid reader of newly published research.

When not spending time with his two daughters doing at home science projects, art projects and reading, he enjoys cooking, astronomy and history.

GurianMichael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five books published in twenty-one languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neurobiology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy.

A number of his books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of GirlsThe Wonder of BoysBoys and Girls Learn Differently!The Minds of Boys and Leadership and the Sexes. Michael’s work has been featured in various media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, PeopleReader’s Digest, the Wall Street Journal, ForbesParenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio. His website is www.michaelgurian.com.

lionelKnows as a leading expert on “maleness,” Dr. Lionel Tiger is the author of the controversial book, The Decline of Males. He has also written books such as The Pursuit of Pleasure, which discussed the concept that evolution has established the biological mechanisms of pleasure and that they have survival origins.

Dr. Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on the future of biotechnology.

stephen2Stephen Baskerville is Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has taught political science and international affairs at Howard University, Palacky University in the Czech Republic, and most recently as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Russian National University for the Humanities.

Stephen is widely recognized as “the leading authority” (in the words of columnist Paul Craig Roberts) on the politics of divorce, custody, and family courts.  He began as a scholar of  political theory but, more recently, has turned his full attention to the politics of the family in global perspective with his most recent book, Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family.

Stephen’s writings on family and fatherhood have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly. He has appeared on many national radio and television programs—including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, CNN, Court TV with Fred Graham and Katherine Crier, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, and others.

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Erin Pizzey is an English family care activist who became internationally famous for having started one of the first women’s refuges (called women’s shelters in the U.S.) in the modern world—the organisation known today as Refuge

Pizzey has been the subject of death threats and boycotts because of her statement that most domestic violence is reciprocal, and that women are equally as capable of violence as men. In 2009 Erin said she has “never been a feminist, because, having experienced my mother’s violence, I always knew that women can be as vicious and irresponsible as men.”

karen-woodall-portrait-11Karen Woodall is a family counselor who has worked with children and their families since 1991 and is focused on making sure relationship services are delivered in ways that are beneficial to both sexes. Karen delivers training and workshops for the Family Separation Clinic in London and has co-authored the book Putting Children First: A Handbook for Separated Parents with her husband, Nick Woodall.

Karen has written for Oxfam on Gender Analysis, and her call for a United Equalities Movement gets to the heart of WFM’s mission.

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Dr. Shawn Smith is a licensed psychologist in Denver, CO. His upcoming book, The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think (February 2014) is a fantastic primer for women to help them navigate their romantic relationships by emphasizing men’s needs and desires.

Shawn’s approach to gender relations is not rooted in the “women good/men bad” meme. When it comes to relationships, he treats the sexes fairly and doesn’t cave to politically correct ideas about gender relations. You can learn more about Shawn at ironshrink.com.

 

3 Responses to About Us

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  2. Amfortas says:

    Hello Ladies,

    I am the Tavern-Keeper at the Knight & Drummer and I put selected blogs and internet sites of note on the right side wall of the main bar. It auto-updates with the current articles.

    I like your site and your attitude. I am, as a man, grateful for the clear sight you have of the major problems in the gender-war – and the ‘progressive’ curse – and I am happy to put your site with the others.

    The customers of the K&D talk of many things but have a predominantly male-female-positive view of the world and decry the ‘progressives’ who are driving a wedge of distrust, based on mendacities and hatred, between men and women and bringing society to the brink.

    You are all welcome to drop by.

    http://parzivalshorse.blogspot.com.au/

    Amfortas.

  3. TMW says:

    I feel as though I found a life preserver when I found your site. The volume of online exposure I have noticed, from what I now know is 3rd Wave Radical Feminism, has been disheartening to say the least. I have read all the books listed here prior to finding this site; I would recommend adding The Flip Side of Feminism as well as this one struck a deep nerve in me that’s been burning for well over six months. The lobbying by Feminist organizations to thwart a study on Boys in School raised a level of anger I have never felt before. I have been doing some small grass roots work to enlighten both men and women, using your books as reference material. I work at a Woman Owned Law firm (in the Technology Department). The owner is a Conservative and solid 2nd Wave fortunately. The office is 90% women with some men is key areas; I don’t feel there’s any sexism against men even with those number (the Director of HR told me few males apply and recruitment is tough, outside of the Attorney positions, were it is 50/50). We have a steady wave of pregnancy in the office of 700 and with the personal relationship I have with staff over the years I have recommended the War on Boys to those I find having a boy and it has gone over well. Three of the women are home schooling now. The prospect for a counsel on Men & Boys is fantastic news and I hope there is success. A link to Karen Straughan’s YouTube video explaining the Patriarch would be an excellent addition. I’m not ashamed to say her video brought a tear to my eyes. Her understanding of men and what Femenism is doing (to women as well) is very powerful.

    I hear regular comments from those who expose the atrocities of Feminism that “there is no comment from Men”, even though I belive they know why. A Man cannot raise his voice or he is labeled a woman hater. When it comes to establishing a Men’s Rights movement, ironically I think a Woman starting the movement, especially a 2nd Wave, would be ideal. I believe wives, sisters, and nieces would absolutely endorse the movement once the Men’s Rights Group could openly expose what has been happening. I do see women as being equal victims of Femenism. I could see feminist run scared, then we could have a merging of the two movements resulting in a powerful lobbying force for both genders leading to true gender equality.

    I’m a white male 52 years old. College educated, married with no kids (wife had a hysterectomy when she was young, well before I met her). I had three older sisters growing up, 6, 7, and 9 years older than me. They are still beautiful personally and visually, smart, athletes in school, all over 5’10” (I stopped at 5’8″). They were my teachers, protectors from bullies, and still my heroes. My memories through childhood were very loving which are confirmed by my sisters. Mom and Dad shared responsibilities around the house (Dad was an incredible cook). I learned how to cook, clean, do laundry (yes, sorting colors and the proper temperature water), iron, sew buttons; there was no such thing as “Women’s or Men’s work” . My wife of 14 years told me early in our marriage, she felt spoiled and guilty with the work I do around the house. I pulled back on some of the house chores so she could contribute. Not easy because I developed a real enjoyment of house work, but I compromised. I also work 60 to 65 hours with on call hours 1 week a month.

    The women from work all indicate to me that their husbands/boyfriends are not shy about performing house chores as well. When I hear and read comments about men not helping around the house, I wonder; am I living in a gender equal bubble and the rest of the U.S. is not? Is this just more Femenism dogma being displayed on TV and online?

    I apologize for writing so much, I really just meant to post my comment about a Women starting the Men’s movement. I was just so overcome with joy in finding your site and reading about what you are doing that all the thoughts I’ve held in my head for so long started flowing through my fingers.

    I’m not a very religious person (even with physical ailment which will shorten my life), but to the wonderful ladies on this site: if there is such a thing as heaven and I make it there ahead of you, I will hold open the door for you enter.

    Sincere gratitude for your work!

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