Tom Ewing helps me out a bit with this post:

The best counter to the more sweeping conclusion is that users are also very keen to listen to songs by women. The same songs, often. But the initial conclusion - the kind of music listeners are ashamed of is overwhelmingly by women - stands, I think.

Tom’s right; my contention that “ users can’t bear to let people think they listen to songs by women,” was sloppy and hyperbolic. We’ll stick with the initial conclusion.