A spinoff from a survey of foodborne disease, as reported by the Washington Post, is that there really are gender differences in food preference.
Gender also played a role when it came to mealtime risk-taking -- eating items that are known to be more likely to transmit foodborne disease. For example, the survey found that men were more likely to eat rare hamburger or runny eggs. On the other hand, women were more likely than men to eat alfalfa sprouts, which have been linked to illness outbreaks in the past.
But no one seems certain whether these differences are innate or cultural.
UPDATE: Just drink your red wine with the meat, and all will be well.