Welcome to the very first edition of The Battle of the Sexes Newsletter

'When God created man she was only joking.'

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Firstly, I would like to set the record straight concerning my attitude to the female of the species. One lady who saw my website has suggested that I don't like women. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love women. All of them. Well, not my ex, obviously (she will henceforth be referred to as 'The Bitch'). But all other women I definitely love. I think you are all wonderful. Just because this is a fight to the death doesn't mean that I don't appreciate The Enemy. In fact, just to prove what a romantic old fool I am, and not a sexist pig at all, here is a bit of a poem:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare Sonnet 18

This poem is one of the most beautiful ever written in the English language, and it has been making The Enemy swoon for four hundred years. But the ironic thing about this sonnet is that it isn't referring to a woman at all, but to a man. If you want to find out more about Shakespeare's sonnets, a great place to start is Wikipedia

One of the reasons for sending you this newsletter is to keep you abreast (Please note the subtle use of the word 'abreast') of new content on my website. The pages built so far are:

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Effective listening skills - men? You must be joking
Communication problems in relationships
Listening Skills for Men
Effective Listening for Men
The Art of Listening

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