If we honestly hold him/her up as physically beautiful, what does this tell us about how we see ourselves...as biological women? Thankfully, you don’t have to be a biologist to know what the difference between men and women are. But as cosmetic medicine advances, it is better to know what is "normal" so that we might defend ourselves in this war on the gender line.
There are several biological markers that are uniquely female. Generally speaking, most women have certain physical traits (with a few exceptions) and if you were to ask an anthropologists to determine the sex of a skeleton, these physical traits would be irrefutably female. Here are a dozen to consider:
2- No woman should have an Adam’s apple.
3- Our shoulders are different. A woman can fit 2 1/2 of her head on the shoulders, A man can fit 3 of their heads. Men have wider shoulders. Our clavicles tend to slope in a “v” shape versus the flat wide clavicles of a man. A man has larger well defined deltoids causing a muscular versus a slender shoulder and thick “meaty“ traps.
4- A woman tends to have “t-Rex arms” and bending her elbow at a 90 degree angle will cross her body just under her breasts, whereas a man's humorous is longer, crosses by his waist.
5- Women rarely have “six pack abs” because we have subcutaneous fat that hide our “rock hard abs.” 🙂 A woman has smaller upper pectoral muscles.
6- Our widest part is just below our pubic bone. It’s part of the "Q angle" which makes our pelvis able to birth children! Amazing! So it’s not dumpy; it’s feminine. Women have hips and for a good reason!
7- Women have smaller hands. They do not dwarf the face. Also a woman usually has a longer index finger than their ring finger (typically).
8- Men usually have an inverted triangle thorax with wider lats and no arch in the lower back. Women have an arch in their low back and usually do not have a wide rib cage. Women have a curved thoracic spine while men are flatter. The “hourglass figure“ begins above the navel and is on ALL PLANES. (side to side and front to back)
9- Overall, women are not hyper defined in musculature while men get “cuts” in their muscles- especially noticed in the arms. A woman with high testosterone might have “guns,” but that is a hormonal imbalance and should not be a goal.
10- Notice how they rest their hands- most women put their hands on their hips (shorter arms), while a man will put his hands in his pockets or through his belt loops.
11- A women’s waist falls at our navel, while a man's is inches below the navel.
12- If something looks off, it probably is a “where there is smoke there is fire” situation. There is artistry in surgery, hormone therapy and body suits to produce the desired look. As a doctor, it is possible to fool me with appearance, but I know the difference between male and female just by adjusting their spine.
In Nazi Germany there was not a movie in sight that wasn't riddled with propaganda. We must wake up. It’s called a "program" for a reason. “Male and female, created He them.” (Genesis 1:27) It has moved way past “blurring the gender lines" to brashly flaunting their OWN CREATION! But we are on the victory side! We might be the weaker vessel (as we can see from even our bone structure) but we cannot be cowardice! We are uniquely equipped and uniquely blessed. Stand up.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6
Joyfully serving her Saviour in her blessed position of wife and mother, Dr. Michelle Zarrillo has a unique perspective on health related issues. As a working chiropractor and an avid reader, she has many opportunities to practice that which she learns. Educating her children at home and discovering their special needs has further challenged her to examine the connection between the physical, mental and spiritual realms of the human nature. Her passion for healthier living and her quest for the Creator’s ways of healing keep her pressing forward in search of truth.