I always thought it the other way round. Women seek to nurture, cultivate and control, which can be interpreted as creating order, whereas men seek to understand and discover, which can be interpreted as tolerating chaos.
Remember the ents and ent wives?
A teacher friend tells me she believes that on assigments that are primarily about following and executing instructions, girls almost always come out ahead. The more precise and tricky the assignment, the more the girls will come out ahead, whereas boys will lose points needlessly on sloppiness or not double-checking their results. But if she creates an assigment that requires initiative or going against the grain of intuition or finding their own solutions by combining different kinds of skills, boys tend to come out ahead.
I’m talking of course about big-picture averages. There are always exceptions on both sides.