The news story that this particular blog post is based on reports that scientists claim women are more susceptible to “contagious yawning” than men because women are more empathic.
Thing about that statement for a moment. What does “more empathic” mean? Nobody really knows, do they? There is a dictionary definition for empathy of course, which is “the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions”. Think about that definition for a moment, then ask yourself, why would understanding or sharing another human being’s experiences and emotions make you yawn if they were yawning?