This of course got me thinking about the types of people who are most likely to passionately, arduously, and stridently disagree with these sorts of analogies, perhaps even after getting the follow-up explanation for the comparison. In a word, males.
Given a group of equally smart and technical males and females, the guys are realistically going to immediately dissent with the comparison, citing the flaws of such a a silly analogy, nit-picking the semantics of keywords, drilling in the same point repeatedly (and with plenty of scoffing and exhalation). Females will be inquisitive, maybe puzzled initially, and seek clarification so as to come to understand the point of the person making the comparison.
It’s helpful to point out that this is a pretty wide generalization. There are women with “male” characteristics and men with “female” characteristics (in regards to cognitive style, not referring to outward personality necessarily). Whether one approach is better or worse will depend. But perhaps the best adaptation is to be aware of our own predilections and, if necessary, compensate as context dictates.