I think everyone gossips. It is a social function. When someone is gossiping and there is back and forth talk with the other person they are socially connecting. When the gossiper doesnt let the other person talk but hogs the conversation, they are reaffirming their idea of themself with what they are saying.
In my country and Arab culture in general, women keep their own last names, so I find it really wierd that this is the norm in Western culture << this is an interesting and cool thing that i did not know about
Don't get me wrong, rape of men is a horrific tragedy as well. But it is nowhere near the same widespread level. -my bf was talking to me about men getting raped but was quick to add that that doesn't mean you can ignore the most affected group