That headline is not from The Onion. In her remarks to a group of conservative women who met last Friday to discuss the Republican response to the "war on women," Representative Renee Ellmers, NC-02, said that men need to bring things down to a woman's level so they don't risk turning us off with complicated data and charts.
The original article is here. A second is here with the full text of Elmer's comments and the audio.
Tone matters. How you speak to people matters.