I remember observing here, once, that The Pedant (and a lot of other gender essentialist types) will sometimes describe how men and women are totes different about certain things…and the behaviours he mentions are the same things for men and women, just worded differently. Drives me batshit crazy, it does.
Recently I stumbled on this page while searching for stats on how men and women socialize differently (which is an actual thing – women tend to interact with their friends differently than men do, and there is research out there to back it up. Somewhere.).
The page (and I guess the whole site) is about how wimmenz are aliens but if you study their strange ways you can make them buy shit, as far as I can tell.
Look at this stupid quote:
… According to Kahn, “Women are online [on social networking sites] solving real-life issues.” They want to learn about and connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. Men, however use online communities as a means to research and make contacts.
Did you get that, everyone? Women use networking sites to learn from others and connect with people. Not like men, who use networking sites to…learn from others and connect with people.
But when a guy posts on Facebook, “Hey I’m thinking of buying a Ford Focus, has anyone had any good (or bad) experiences with those?” he’s making contacts and doing research, and when women do it, it’s coming from our delicate lady-brains’ deep need to connect with people. Like, obviously.