Another outstanding book by Barbara and Allan Pease… no wonder it is hailed “an international bestseller” and rightly so… This is another case for putting gender psychologically on the table as a mandatory subject for K-12 education… As much as we’d like to say that men and women are all the same because we are human… biology would disagree with us and it’s time that we open our eyes as to “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps.”

A dysfunctional society is a product of maladjusted families and parenting… The core of the society comes down to how “mom and dad” brought us up and as much as we don’t want to acknowledge it, gender differences lie at the very heart of it all, at the most raw and fundamental level.  This is not to say that gender psychology should replace traditional therapy and psychology, but it’s something that has to be considered in the equation of achieving harmonious relationships and communication which then translate to more cohesive families.

I am not saying that this is a solution to the whole “world peace” issue but it’s definitely something to be considered when we think about normative education for children.  The reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic serve their purpose and should not be abandoned, but perhaps, we can add a bit more into the mix by adding the psychological facets of what biological differences imply.  However, it can be argued that this might lead to even more sexist behavior… and there can be a case for that, as there can be a case for everything…

What has to be weighed is whether the benefits of equipping people (not just children) with the knowledge of how to relate to the opposite sex, so to speak, and aid in more amicable gender relations, would outweigh the disadvantages of people using the knowledge to generalize and manifest their personality defects–which is a different topic altogether.

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