Paul Kellstedt has some ideas. A Texas A&M associate professor of political science, Kellstedt studies what American men and women want from their government and how that shifts over time.
Like Wolbrecht, he noted that the sexes aren’t that different, at least when it comes to the issues.
Studies have found that the opinions that separate liberals and conservatives, even on issues such as abortion, don’t divide the sexes much.
“The flighty, moody ones are the men, not the women,” Kellstedt said.