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I think that men apologize less because they just do not see how their behavior can offend.
Not necessarily, many men may emphatically see the consequences of their behavior but not apologize to conform to roles, and not just gender, but also age, class, status etc..
Men tolerate pain more than women?
I am not so sure.
I would agree with this, from my experience clearly women can tolerate pain better both long term chronic pain and short term extremes.
From what I've read in feminist publications, I really do agree that women apologize much more than men.
But this should not assume such apologies are sincere, perhaps they may just be sociocultural reflex response like "how are you?" questions? These may not reflect then a difference in the genders' psychology so much as difference in constructed sociocultural patterns and roles which we may conform to without internalizing.
I remember discussing this subject in my Intro to Communications class back in University.
When a woman is talking about a problem she's having she generally just wants someone to listen.
When a man is talking about a problem he's having he generally wants advice.
The two sexes tend to react to each other as they would like to be reacted to, causing lots of lovely problems.
Just because women seemingly want someone to listen, does this assume they actually want active listening instead of just the attention of another person's ear?
And with men, if they seemingly want advice, sometimes couldn't this "giving advice" process really just be a mechanism symbolic of listening, and so men in this situation could be seeking the same attention and listening and not really advice at all? See, again, when looking at sociocultural behavior, it is the result of preconstructed patterns of behavior with we naturally and subconsciously conform towards, so these patterns of behavior do not necessarily reveal any internalized or psychological differences so much as sociocultural preconstructed patterns and systems which dictate our behaviors but not necessarily our psychology? So there may be absolutely NO psychological differences in men and women, but many constructed patterns of difference we call "roles" which we learn (more or less) to conform.
This is the problem with stereotypes, they don't necessarily reveal anything about human psychology so much as human sociocultural constructions of behavior patterns, which in part articulate internalized psychology but does not automatically limit such. The human mind is profoundly complex, we create an entire outward system of behavior and thinking which we learn to "act" and "play" these roles, which do influence thinking but are also relatively independent by the nature of having been systematized.