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I read Swedish.
Basically it says that women ought to be taller and heavier than men but that patriarchy is such a long and historically entrenched system of prejudice and gender reinforcement of men as dominant that a biological feedback loop has occurred which explains the discrepancy in average size between men and women
Otherwise women would need longer breasts
Too well-fed as a child, I guess.
Around the world , women are on average shorter than men . Purely biological evidence suggests that it should be the opposite, which is that women should be larger than males . Females give di can benefit of large fat reserves , and the planet's biggest creature is not just a blue whale , but a blåvalshona . If women generally were larger would also risks associated with childbirth decrease. In many developing countries, complications during childbirth is the most common cause of death among women. And those who suffer most are small-sized women with small pelvis, which in turn are more common where there is malnutrition .
Boys get more food
New theories suggest that the imbalance of power and discrimination underlying the length differences . According to several researchers , we unconsciously give boys more food than girls , making the length difference between the sexes may persist over generations.
- I would say that there is no society without any form of domination. It is unbelievable that we have not discovered this before, says anthropologist Paola Tabet .
We are so accustomed to men is higher than women that most of us hardly reflects on why this is so . But on reflection, is the difference in length somewhat of a mystery. The scientific documentary " Therefore , women are shorter than men " appears in the science world tonight, and it examines a range of explanatory models.
Through the years longitudinal gap explained in many different ways . A medical explanation is that girls enter puberty later than boys, and that girls are growing smaller while puberty is underway. It gives the boys room to grow more , both before and during puberty.
- The differences in the chronology and magnitude of growth explains the average length difference between men and women, says doctor Jean -Claude Carel .
Evolutionary biologists have explained the differences in the length of long men have got advantages associated with reproduction. For example, by the by their size and strength has supplanted second, shorter men as they competed for the women's favor. Another explanation could be that women simply prefer taller men .
The problem with many explanations is that they do not really give a satisfactory answer to the difference we daily see around us . But researchers have increasingly begun to explore the role matdiskriminering plays for injustice and health risks that particularly affects girls and women around the world. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from malnutrition, and mortality rates are significantly higher among girls than boys.
The anthropologist Françoise Héritier conducted research in Burkina Faso for many years before she caught the eye of matdiskriminering and the different conditions that gave girls and boys during infancy .
- The mothers did not feed all the children immediately if they cried. It was the boy who was fed the children directly , while the girlfriends children had to wait , says Françoise Héritier .
According to several anthropologists , it could be thousands of years of discrimination that underlies the difference in size between males and females. It could also mean that in the long run are opportunities for women to grow up, and might even be longer than the men.
Why couldn't you simply have translated that as "female blue whale"?
And i am 171cm tall
although I'd wonder if that would also apply to other physiological differences between men and women such and bone and muscle density.
Food discrimination or matdiskriminering as NoahVale would say
*those who can literally RISE to the challenge
As Spaced sang: The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
The male is often there purely to further the species and once that's done he is a bit useless. Sometimes to the point where the female decides she may as well eat him to save him feeling bad about himself
angler fish style
because species are different
If women were bigger than men to begin with, how did men first get the dominance to take all the food? Seems like women just did a shit job at protecting their interests tbf.
their combat and evasion skills are vastly reduced during pregnancy and after childbirth....unlike egg layers. it is not logical to always draw comparrisons between species without taking these sorts of factors into account