Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
This clever book attempts to highlight, using an Astrological metaphor, that men and women are coming from two totally different places when it comes to relationship issues. Nowhere is this more obvious than when there are moments of intimacy that have somehow gone wrong.
The present situation of a potential derailment of a US Supreme Court nomination has now added political undertones to the debate, and the whole world is dividing along masculine and feminine fault lines.
The Garden of Eden
This all goes back to the very beginnings of civilization. Adam wanted to take a bite of the ‘forbidden fruit’ and when Eve offered it to him, in all innocence, he took it. Then, when they were confronted with their ‘sinful’ act, he blamed her.
He never ‘manned-up’ to his part in the passion play, and she has been seen as a temptress ever since.
Son of Adam, Daughter of Eve
Men seem to act with either their heads (while being sensible) or their genitals (when they are not), and women always with their hearts. That is why they never seem to be communicating at the same level of understanding.
When a woman opens herself up to a man, she is looking for tenderness and love. The man sees it as an opportunity to prove his sexual prowess. Afterwards, they each have their regrets, but rather than sit down and discuss it together (the woman’s way), they go to their separate corners and try to forget about it (the man’s way).
So the ‘he said/she said’ result is that he has reduced the event down to its barest minimum of emotion, while she has pondered everything in her heart to discover why it happened the way it did. There are two different memories here.
Courts and Senate Committees both know that it is practically impossible to prove what really happens behind closed doors. The ones sitting in judgement will view the situation along the gender divide, mainly because they cannot see themselves in the other person’s shoes.
This means that Kavanaugh will be confirmed as Trump’s appointee to the US Supreme Court, and the female voters will respond by voting against the dominant political party in the midterm elections. Such is the Battle of the Sexes.