I've noticed that as well, just not in the same context. If you were to view me passing you along the street, the majority of society would view my appearance as being a hoodlum, or a drug dealer probably because I wear all black, lol. I've also been told on numerous occasions that I look like i'm ready to whoop someone's @$$ by the way I walk, but that is only because I like to exercise my muscles while I walk and "consciously"
move my arms as opposed to walking like a brainwashed drone. Though, if I were to wear tight pants and rainbow colored clothing and walk in a feminine way, people wouldn't cross the street as they see me coming. I find this to be extremely disturbing.