There a million different reasons why someone might be quiet in this scenario and I suspect that quiet men are not generally accused of quietly judging people when they choose not to speak.
Confessions of a “Cold” Woman
Elizabeth Spiers

Nope. Not at all. We get “thoughtful” and “wise” and “the type of person whose opinions people respect.” If people think we’re judging, it’s considered valuable. I feel for women with our personality type.

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