Love in 2013: Mars & Venus Today - Are men and women really from different planets? Twenty years after the publication of John Gray's "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" Doc Zone seeks some answers.
Documentary about the sexes airs on CBC Doc Zone Thursday February 14 at 9 PM
(Repeats on CBC News Network Saturday Feb. 16 at 11PM ET and Sunday February 17 at 6 PM ET)
VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - In his book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" , John Gray analyzed communication problems between the sexes and described how to solve them. He sold over 40 million books and revolutionized the self help industry . But after twenty years of social change and scientific research, do his claims hold up? Do guys really need to retreat to their man caves, while women just need to talk ? Is there really a pink brain and a blue brain, or are gender differences the result of how we are raised?
We hear from the experts, and from couples themselves in this fast-paced and highly entertaining documentary. Turns out, men and women may not be as different as we think. But John Gray and his many defenders insist he got it right. This valentine's day, decide for yourself.
The experts in Mars & Venus Today (bios available upon request)
John Gray, Ph.D., AUTHOR, "MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS" , Michael Kaufman Ph.D. AUTHOR, "THE GUY'S GUIDE TO FEMINISM" (Canadian Social Commentator),Dr. Deborah Cameron ,PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY and author of "The Myth of Mars and Venus", Dr. Helen Fisher, ANTHROPOLOGIST, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, spokesperson for Match.com , Dr. Lise Eliot NEUROBIOLOGIST, CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL author of Pink Brain Blue Brain, Dr. Sandra Witelson NEUROSCIENTIST, DEGROOTE SCHOOL, MACMASTER UNIVERSITY Dr. Mari Ruti GENDER STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Lise Elliot, author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain thinks there are more differences among women and men themselves than there are between men and women. But Dr. Sandra Witelson argues that the differences are easy to see and they begin at 7 weeks with males' first testosterone wash in the womb. John Gray says the basic problem is men are becoming too feminized while Canadian social commentator Michael Kaufman argues gender roles limit both sexes.
For a trailer of Mars & Venus today please go to CBC doc zone - Mars &Venus Today http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episode/mars-venus-today.html
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