Simple Men vs. Women Writing Tip

Fantastic writing tip from my husband, for all of you women writers (I had him line-by-line critique a chapter-long dialogue by my male character): Women often talk as if things are done TO them. Men talk like they DO things.

For instance:
Woman: “He hurt me, so I didn’t let anyone get close to me.”
Man: “She was scum, so I didn’t get close to anyone.”