Males are more aggressive than girls and woman in several contexts, and this is seen in many cultures. Studies have suggested greater aggression in fantasy, more verval insults, greater imitation of models acting aggressively, administration of painful timuli to others, and greater self-report of aggression. (Hines, Melissa, PhD. Brain Gender. p 16-18. NY:Oxford University Press, 2004.)

Male aggressive behavior may be linked with high androgen levels (e.g., testosterone). (Arnold, Caroline. Sex Hormones, Why males and females are different.NY: William Morrow & Company, 1981, p 115)

Male brain is wired for aggressiveness, activity, and defense; female brain is wired for support, encouragement, and exaltation (e.g., it is the rare male who can exalt his female partner by taking her name in marriage). (Joy, Donald, PhD. The Innate Differences Between Males & Females (Audio Cassette). CO: Focus on the Family, 1967.)

Offensive aggression (competing with others for dominance) is markedly affected by male sex hormones and more typical of males. Females are just as capable as males of defensive aggression (protective of oneself and one’s family) and possible even more so. (Wilson, Glenn. The Great Sex Divide. England: Peter Owen Publishers, 1989, pp 116-117)

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