SUZANNE VENKER is an author, speaker, blogger and frequent guest on Fox News. She tackles a range of social issues surrounding marriage, childcare and the gender wars as outlined in her three books and recent eBook, The War on Men, which was published on the heels of a Fox article (of the same name) that went viral in November 2012.
Suzanne is also a trustee at Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an international organization committed to a presumption of shared parenting in family law, and part the commission to establish a White House Council on Boys & Men.
Suzanne has written for various publications, including the New York Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Parents.com, and The Daily Caller. Her TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends, ABCNews.com, CNN, C-Span, and Canadian and Australian television news outlets—as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. Suzanne can also be heard every Thursday afternoon on The John Gibson Radio Show.
Suzanne and her husband live in St. Louis, MO, with their teenage daughter and rambunctious pre-teen son. You can read more about Suzanne at www.suzannevenker.com.
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 Kill, was 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.
CHRISTINA 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 Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The 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 Boys—the 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 Nightline, 60 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.
Terry 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.
Michael 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 Girls, The Wonder of Boys, Boys 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, People, Reader’s Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio. His website is www.michaelgurian.com.
Knows 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.
Stephen 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.
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 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.
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.