The National Organization for Men to Counterpoint Women's Advocacy Organizations

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On many issues related to women and men, we hear only from women's advocacy organizations. The National Organization for Men aims to provide long overdue balance in media coverage. In its absence, distortions abound. For example, women's organizations have successfully convinced media outlets that women's health issues are under-addressed. In fact, despite men living 5.3 years shorter than women, a review of 3,000 medical journals finds that for there are 42 articles on women's health for every ONE article on men's health.

The National Organization for Men (NOM) is committed to the fair treatment of men and women in academia, the workplace, the media, and public policy.

It was formed to remedy the current underreporting of unfairnesses to men, for example:

•    Women’s organizations promulgate the misleading statistic that women earn only 80 cents on the dollar compared with men. In fact, data from the US Department of Labor and other authoritative sources indicates that FOR THE SAME WORK, women earn more than men.

•    Women’s organizations promulgate the long-untrue statement that most medical research is devoted to men. In fact, despite men dying 5.3 years younger than women, a review of PubMed, which archives 3,000 medical research journals, finds that over the last 25 years, for every article citing the term “men’s health,” there are 42 citing “women’s health.”

NOM’s co-presidents, Drs. Warren Farrell and Marty Nemko are true experts on men’s issues, so you are encouraged to add their names to your list of sources. You might especially consider them when seeking a counterpoint to a perspective provided by a women’s advocacy organization.

Dr. Warren Farrell is the only man ever to have been elected three times to the board of the National Organization for Women in New York City. The author of the best-sellers, The Myth of Male Power and the newly published, Why Men Earn More. (Amacom, 2005), Farrell has appeared on over 1,000 TV and radio shows. He was selected by the Financial Times as one of the world's top 100 thought leaders. He can be reached at 760-753-5000. His writings on men's issues are on

Dr. Marty Nemko holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently taught there. He is the host of a popular NPR-San Francisco show that frequently discusses gender issues as does his newspaper column, which appears in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. He appears often in the broadcast and print media, including twice a day on CNN Headline News’ Comcast Local Edition in San Francisco. He can be reached at 510-655-2777. His writings on men's and other issues are on

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