Usually, these statistics are versions of real statistics, with only the most inflammatory parts cherry-picked out of the real statistics to create a sensationalist response from those that hear it.
Man: "O.K., so did it include around the house jobs like cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, gardening, car maintenance and opening pickle jars for you women?! That's just hocus-pocus and tabloid statistics!"
Woman: "No, why? Is all that important?!"
Man: *head explodes*