Gender roles in society says that the males provide the protective role while the female is the one that gets defended. The men get into altercations while the female is there to patch the wounds. This is how it was historically. Feminism tells you that such things are a social construct. Despite this, these roles are how it was historically, and biologically.
Often these days, we see great examples of females responding to highly stressful situations. They often scream really loudly or scream stop as if screaming would make a difference. Unfortunately, screaming does not do anything but annoy everyone around them.