Velorution posted this good followup article which notes that the 86% statistics don't necessarily mean that women are more dangerous riders. It very well could be that women are less likely to be killed by the things that kill men, but however they ride still doesn't prevent deaths by a hooking truck.
Looking at the stats in more detail, it turns out the more aggressive cycling by men does result in more men dying in traffic than women, even if you adjust for the numbers of men vs women who cycle. Women are slightly more likely to be killed by a truck, but somewhat less likely to be killed overall than men.
If you value safety, gentlemen, don that wig and ride your bike a little more conservatively.