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

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

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Persefone said:
Do you know why men's legs are usually smaller than women's ?
What do you mean by smaller?
 
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Females nearly always have a shorter torso then men, but leg lenth can vary.
 

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Persefone said:
Do you know why men's legs are usually smaller than women's ?
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.
 

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saltydog said:
Women have strong (big) legs.
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:
 
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Maybe in the highland games, a female clachneart player?
 

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hypatia said:
Maybe in the highland games, a female clachneart player?
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:
 

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Evo said:
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:
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:
 
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saltydog said:
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.
Thanks saltydog, as always.
Even when you are not souldog, I know souldog if read this, he will know it then anyway.
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-persefone
 

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Persefone said:
Thanks saltydog, as always.
Even when you are not souldog, I know souldog if read this, he will know it then anyway.
Bye.
-persefone
I'm not souldog. Got me mixed up with someone else. I'm just me. :smile:
 

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