I don't know. The idea that the most aggressive blokes have a dirty great dollop of fem hormones sloshing around in their bloodstream would certainly go some way towards explaining Booties' penchant for frocks.
Maybe they weren't serious? I have a mental image of "Leave it, Mickey, he's not wurf it!" while the lad himself struggles not too hard to break loose. And that voice - the oestrogen link's right there in plain sight!