The one time I read a newspaper report of a social study that actually is reported with a bit of attention to fine distinctions and looks like a reasonable summary of the actual journal paper, what happens?
The comments section erupts into a parade of anecdotes attempting to trump data and resorting to stereotypical arguments against strawmen.
Those who’ve already guessed that the study being reported was examining gender issues, congratulations. If you further guessed that the conclusions drawn from the study had to do with notions of masculinity then you’re amazing.
If you’re not the tiniest bit surprised that devotees of pop evo-psych don’t want to hear that the actual findings of genuine evolutionary psychologists don’t support simplistic Venus-Mars stories, you’re very nearly as cynical as I am and deserve a virtual margarita.