I once made that very same claim in a discussion and someone managed to prove me wrong, in a sense: while there is little difference between the emotions of men and women there is a difference in empathy. Women are naturally empathetic towards everyone, men are only empathetic towards women, not men.
I am a perfectly normal, agreeable person about 3/4 of any given month, but then crazy time hits. Basically, when that happens all rational thought goes bye-bye. I'll also drop about 20 to 40 IQ points. I don't mean to act this way. In fact, when I am stomping around picking fights I think I'm just standing up for myself and being totally normal. It's kinda like I'm possessed by a demon who is hell bent on seeing me destroy myself and all of my relationships.
I'm not saying ALL women are like this when they are PMSing, but some are. I'm making progress on controlling my hormonal mood swings, though. Hormones aren't a a good enough excuse to not be a decent human being.
I wouldn't say it's a female-related issue, but a human related issue. Men can also be controlled by their emotions and hormones. The fact that I made this thread at one point to rant serves as proof. But I like the analogy you made. Maybe it could be considered acting as if a demon possesses you and is hell bent on pissing off everyone you know. It's certainly easy for me to do that if I'm in the right mood, no matter how much I know I'll regret it later on.
Well, trying to control things like that is good, depending on how far it can be controlled. I think you can only learn to hold it in for a while and then release it via 'safe or healthy' methods.