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Do you know why men's legs are usually smaller than women's ?

  1. Jun 11, 2005 #1
    Do you know why men's legs are usually smaller than women's ?
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    What do you mean by smaller?
     
  4. Jun 11, 2005 #3
    Females nearly always have a shorter torso then men, but leg lenth can vary.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2005 #4

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    Women have strong (big) legs. I suspect it's a reflection of reproductive success. That's why they have so much difficulty with our modern stress on slender figures. That's not what our genetic inheritance selected for and they suffer as a result: like trying to keep water in a bucket full of holes.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2005 #5

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    Most women I know have very thin legs. Most men have much bulkier legs than women. Of course there are exceptions. I've never seen a man with legs as thin as mine.

    Where do you meet these bulky legged women? :tongue:
     
  7. Jun 11, 2005 #6
    Maybe in the highland games, a female clachneart player?
     
  8. Jun 11, 2005 #7

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    I had to look that one up. :biggrin: Or perhaps that pole tossing thing?

    It is sad for women that have sturdy legs that fashion favors thin legs. I may have thin legs, but I am shortwaisted, the bottom of my rib cage sits on my hips. Fashion favors women with small rib cages and long waists (most distance between bottom of ribs and hips). :frown:
     
  9. Jun 11, 2005 #8

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    Just said they have strong legs (just my personal observations), not that they're larger than men. Suppose I've been surrounded by . . . women with . . . strong legs. :smile:
     
  10. Jun 12, 2005 #9
    Thanks saltydog, as always.
    Even when you are not souldog, I know souldog if read this, he will know it then anyway.
    Bye.
    -persefone
     
  11. Jun 12, 2005 #10

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    I'm not souldog. Got me mixed up with someone else. I'm just me. :smile:
     
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