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Wednesday March 27, 2002
05:39 AM

Venus and Mars

[ #3792 ]

It seems to me that all this Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus crap is used by people who want an excuse for being sexist in a "politically correct" manner.

I'm going to write a book called Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth - Deal With It.

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  • Yes indeed. (Score:4, Funny)

    by pdcawley (485) on 2002.03.27 6:04 (#6384) Homepage Journal
    My favourite comment on the whole Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is the almost kneejerk And Pop-psychologists are from Uranus
  • by pne (661) on 2002.03.27 6:20 (#6385) Homepage Journal
    ... Man are from Macs, Women are from VMS?
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    Esli epei eto cumprenan, shris soa Sfaha.
    Aettot ibrec epesecoth, spakhea scrifeteis.

  • that are already there. Sometimes it is interesting to watch a group of children playing and how the adults interact with them when they ask the girls to pick-up the toys and the boys get to make more mess. I think people do this totally subconsciously and pass it to generation after generation.

    The book is merely the summation of a life long process of stereotype reinforcement. Don't get pissed at the book, we adults are pretty much a lost cause, get pissed at people who perpetuate it through their childr

  • That's a terrible name for your next book [perl.org], at least from a descriptive standpoint.

    It might sell, though...

  • I am far from a fan of pop psychology books, but someone gave this book to us, so I read it on a slow book day. It had two pieces of advice that may not apply generally, but have certainly smoothed the communications in my (already pretty smooth) relationship:
    • Men tend to talk about problems in an attempt to find a solution; women often just want to talk about them. This leads to a disconnect in which the man keep proposing solutions, when the woman just wants a sympathetic ear.
    • "Cave time". When a man is c
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    • Yup, I haven't read the Mars/Venus book but I knew the first point already. It's really helped me understand why my wife would come to me with a problem and leave even more frustrated and upset. She wanted to vent whereas I thought she wanted a solution. Now I listen and nod and "oh, that must be awful" and only try once to help her with a solution (just in case the cosmos is in alignment and she actually wants help for once :-)

      Deborah Tanner has a big line of pop psych books, but as far as I could tel