It's not just in my opinion.
Compassion in women is an evolutionary trait, I wouldn't really call it compassion though. It's really more risk aversion and perpetual stability.
If your interested you should check out Maslow's hierarchy of needs, it details how generally people move up the ladder to self actualization.
Men can be just as irrational. Example I have a guy a work I'm friends with and as much as I hate discussing politics with friends he and I started talking about the election.
He said that he would rather have Hillary because Bill controlled the economy better than bush has.
I wanted to face palm so bad.