First of all, when and why did this comedian/actor/radio show host decide to add “relationship expert” to his resume? Did he just wake up one day and decide that after his first failed marriage and quick subsequent marriage, he was the guru that would solve all relationship problems in the world? Inquiring minds (or just mine) would like to know. Steve Harvey's brilliant advice to women is *drum roll please* think like a man. *Insert slow blink here* But, Steve, if I thought like a man, wouldn't I be a liar? I'd be trying to be something/someone I'm not.
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Secondly, since when has the thoughts of men been the end-all be-all in society? After all, Hitler thought it would be a great idea to commit genocide. George W. Bush thought “No Child Left Behind” would prevent further illiterate children from being produced by the public school system. Currently, law makers (also, men) are thinking it is okay to regulate a woman's reproductive health. If it were up to some men, I'd be a married, uneducated, barefoot baby-making machine with no rights. I'd rather not. And since Steve did not specify what type of man I should think like, I suppose any one should do since they are all always correct, right? Wrong.
Had the book been called, “What Men Think about Relationships,” I would not have an issue because it would actually coincide with the book's summary. On Amazon, the book is described as giving women more of an insight into the minds of men. If so, then why is it portrayed and titled as a self-help book for women? It seems like Steve is attempting to engage in a gender battle, which I think is ridiculous. There are too many people in the world to separate by gender and point out characteristics of each. We are ALL UNIQUE beings. Steve seems to think that all of the members of each gender think alike, which is insulting. All men do not think the same. All women do not think the same, which brings me to my next question: "How the fuck are 'ladies' supposed to act, Steve?" There is not a manual. Fuck being "lady-like." Whatever that even means.
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Just my 2¢.