Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium.docx

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Title of lecture refers to the book by John Gray- Men are from Mars, Women are fromVenus- best self help book in the world- argument made in book is that men and womenare so fundamentally different that we might as well be from completely differentplanets- any amount of communication from men and women is an event of intergalacticproportionsBest education reform is coeducation- assumes men and women can sit in the same class,read the same text, listen to the same lecture, take the same exams, and be graded by thesame criteriaWomen and men are more similar than they are different (including politics)Men and women should be alliesWe as humans try and force a difference between men and womenThe things women need and desire to live the life they have always wanted are the samethings men want as wellOct 1991-Clarence Thomas being nominated for his seat on the Supreme Court and AnitaHill came forward to talk about what happened to her when she worked alongsideThomas at the EEOC- Anita Hill was treated a shameful way by the Senate (said shemade the whole thing up)---media came up with a phrase “a chilling effect” to describehow women would feel about coming forward about sexual harassment and how theywill be less likely to come forward from that day onwards-media was wrongWomen have been coming forward nonstop since that day to talk about sexual harassmentIn the span of 4 months (spring 1992), William Kennedy Smith and Iron Mike Tyson hadbeen accused of date rape and Magic Johnson revealed he was HIV positive after he had“accommodated more than 1500 women”Men have behaved badly in the past 15 years since the videoSurveys- both surveys asked 3000 American Women (well sampled in response to race,

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