I just saw a witty tweet go by, about the different reasons why men and women go into politics. It’s wrong.
Whenever you see a sentence which beginning with “Men...” or “Women...” followed by a verb, that sentence is wrong. This includes for example all of those beginning “Women want” or “Men won’t”. In fact, such sentences are wrong when instead of a gender they begin with “Canadians” or “Africans” or “Muslims” or “government employees” or almost any other collective expression.
People do not exist or feel or think or act in the collective. They are individuals and every single one is an exception to lots of average findings about groups they can be sorted into.
Speaking about people in this way, on any subject that matters, is evidence of sloppy thinking. It’s stupid and dangerous. Please stop doing it.