Some people questioned why I would see any gender issues in the reaction Hope Solo's comments spawned. They insisted it didn't matter that Hope was female - it was what she had done as a teammate that mattered.
I was skeptical, frankly. It was difficult for me to believe that if a man had made those same statements, the same result would have transpired.
However, I obviously had no way to prove this. Now, though, the results of this latest study on how people react to angry women in the workplace provides something of a clue.