I was faced with a problem, while reading an article men talk just as much as women. I can't totally understand what's this text talking about, especially its last part?
However, researches had been skeptical of the common belief that women use three times as many words as men. This idea become popular after the publication of a book called The Female Brain (2006) whose author, Louann Brizendine, claimed that "a woman uses about 20,000 words per day, whereas a man uses 7,000." Professor Mehl accepts that many people will find the results difficult to believe. However, he thinks that this research is important because the stereotype, that women talk too much and men keep quiet, is bad not only for women but also for men. "It says that to be a good male, it's better not to talk - that silence is golden."
Be a good male? What does it mean? "...it's better not to talk - that silence is golden."!
How does this section connect with the whole discussion which is limited to "male-vs-female, who's more talkative?" ?
He thinks this research is important, why? The answer is "The stereotype"? So why a "bad" stereotyoe? The worst part is here: "... not only for women also for men." Why? Where else does that happen?