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Episode 90.5 – A Queer Chat About Martians and Venusians

If all Venusians communicate so easily, why is Kait so garbage at asking girls out? That’s just one of the questions John Gray’s Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus tire fire left unanswered from a queer perspective, so Kait rounded up a few of her queer friends to talk about why this book is extra garbage if you don’t conform to the cisgender, heterosexual societal norm. Join Kait, Wren, and Red as they have a collective rage aneurysm and make a lot of dumb queer jokes about the Mars/Venus designation. Will Wren and Red actually remain friends with Kait after she made them read this nonsense book? Listen to this bonus episode to find out!

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Episode 90 – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

We wanted to start the new year off with a self-help book, so we teamed up with Jolenta and Kristen from By the Book, a podcast where they try out living by self-help books, and read Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray. We’re glad Jolenta and Kristen already tried out John Gray’s advice, because we would hate to even think about living by his gender essentialist nonsense. Make sure to download this before you retreat to your Woman Well or Man Cave, because everyone knows the wifi down there is terrible.

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Footnotes: By The Book: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

This American Life #291 – Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

How To Talk To Babies About Gender Theory” by Mallory Ortberg

“Solved: Do Men Cry? Do Women Defecate?” by Amy Collier

Captain Awkward 

Savage Love

Candy pairing: Jolenta says rock candy, Kait says gin, Kristen says circus peanuts,  Renata says astronaut ice cream.

Coming up next: Warriors: Into the Wild  by Erin Hunter


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Readers Advisory: Episode 90 – Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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