Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
Men say they’re less likely to use aggression towards women than men, regardless of whether that woman is an intimate partner or a friend. In contrast, women say they’re more likely to use aggression against a male intimate partner, than either a male or female friend. ‘We argued that men’s aggression towards women is lowered because of strong social norms in the West which prohibit male aggression towards women,’ lead author Kate Cross told me. ‘Women are usually unlikely to use direct aggression, but they become relatively uninhibited about using aggression because of the intimate bond they have with a partner.’
‘Unexpectedly, the analyses yielded an inverse gender gap with higher values for social dominance orientation in women than in men’. Evidence for gender stereotype reversal in a German sample.