Males lack empathy with others. If a friend approaches them to talk about problems, they change the subject or make a joke. In relationships they don't have a clue. They are faithless wretches "hard-wired" by their genes to be promiscuous.
Is this picture accurate? Happily, new research shows that it is not. Indeed, real men manage to escape the stereotypes much of the time.
Phew! Glad for that! We can escape our fate, guys, at least much of the time. The profs go on to cite a half-dozen recent sociological studies which give evidence that our gender is not nearly as bad as our rep, and then conclude:
It's time to jettison the idea that males are clueless oafs who come from the planet Mars. Men, like women, are perfectly able to be people-oriented leaders, caring parents, good listeners, and true friends in time of need.
Thanks for this much-needed assurance, ladies. I am bursting with self-esteem.