Men have been in this role for millions of years, they 'do' something and then this is suppose to 'mean' something. The big strong silent type. Then the women get married to him and she'll say, he doesn't listen to me, he doesn't tell me how he feels etc.
What's worse is the handy guy who believes the real world is just about twist the wrench a bit harder. The world is not so simple as weekend plumbing repair.