"Here’s what emails I get from young men asking for advice are like: self-assured, to the point, confident. Here’s what emails I get from young women asking for advice are like: supplicating, meandering, questioning."
I think it's related to relationships.
You can be a woman that's "self-assured, to the point, confident", but the message that comes across to me, as a guy, is "I don't need you. I'm fine all by myself."
I'm not interested in being the completely unneeded "roommate with a penis" in her life.
Would you want a guy in your life that's "supplicating, meandering, questioning"?
So everyone learns dealing with the opposite sex, and that gets extended to other facets of their life.