Why do Women have bigger heavier looking legs, thighs and hips than men?

Why do women have bigger heavier thicker legs thighs and hips than men but still they don't have that power and strength that's there in a man's legs and arms?

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  • You can tell gender of a skeleton just by looking at the pelvic bones. In females the bones are wider and have a larger space between, to fit a babies head. When women with narrow hips have children they can have trouble during birth and can need C-sections. In the days before modern medicine women would die in child birth at a terrifying rate.
    As a result we have evolved to have wider hips. Men often find it more attractive as a reproductive instinct.

    You seam to have confused size with strength. The make up of a woman's thighs are often more fat than a man's. He had more muscle mass. If a women has less than 7% body fat she does not menstrate or ovulate (she is infertile for a time). A women need this fat to support a growing life, the result is women often carry more fat than men. This results in "womanly" curves.

    • I understand that women have wider hip boes to accommodate the child that she carries during pregnancy but why does she have lot of fat deposits on the hips and the thighs, even female lower legs are curvy and have fat far more than a man. I understand it looks sexy and signals that she is fertile and can reproduce nicely. What's there in men that shows he is manly and will reproduce well?

    • The average women has 21-34% fat. It has to go somewhere. Often it is stored on the hips, butt, and thighs. Men with wide set shoulders and sturdy legs can often be seen as attractive. In cave days it could indicate a better chance a surviving the hunt.

    • Female body has tendency to store more fat than male body? I guess that's a good thing for women because due to fat deposits their body and curves look very smooth , their legs cals thighs and all look so smooth curvy, the lack of body hair on women adds to the beauty of female body. Why don't men have Beauty in their body? :(

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  • Women have thicker/wider looking legs than men, specifically around the hip area, because that's where estrogen causes (generally speaking) more fat to collect. Of course there is lots of variation amongst women and some women will forever have next to no curves while others will be another story (ie. Kim Kardashian) but on the regular, girls are more curvy than men due to hormones/genetics.

    Wider hips are, in evolutionary terms, viewed as good 'child-bearing' hips. Hence why girls tend to keep their pre-pubescent, boyish figures until puberty. As soon as they are physically capable of falling pregnant, the curves will come, symbolically showing men that they now have potential to carry offspring.

    • Even when girls haven't hit puberty they still have somewhat more curvy legs than boys. So this wider hips and legs serves a purpose in reproduction as well as it is an indication that woman is fertile and can reproduce nicely? Is there anything in males that shows he is sexually ready can impregnate women and is sexually appealing as well and attracts women sexually?

  • When men gain weight, they hold the fat in their abdomens. When women gain weight, they hold the fat in their thighs, butts, and hips. This is due to the fact that women's bodies are "meant" to bear children. The pelvic bones of women sit wider than men's to accommodate for a child's head passing through. Also, the insides of women's thighs hold more fat and are harder to work out because of the ability to bear children.
    As for the question of power and strength, that's really dependent of the individual.

    • And it adds to the beauty and sex appeal of women. Why don't men have something physically that's beautiful and sexy :(

Most Helpful Guys

  • I'll make a guess. Girls tend to have fat in the hip and leg area as a reserve reservoir for lactation. They could add the fat to their stomach, but fat there is strongly associated with cancer, heart disease and overall mortality or death. Men may have adapted to risk death from abdominal fat (wonder why men tend to die younger), in order to maintain speed and mobility for hunting or fighting that fat in the limbs would hinder or encumber.

  • That's what baffled me a lot when I was a teenager.

    I'd have shredded and jacked legs but not properly 'thick', but then I'd always see a lot of women with MEEEAAT on their thighs, and I'd look to myself and question my masculinity... (They're bigger than I am :O )

    Then I thought... Would it be weird for them if we were dating for example? cause Personally, I'd feel awkward if my partner was larger than I 😂😂😂

    • Yeah as men we have so skinnier legs and arms

    • Skinnier legs? Not really. Skinnier arms? Definitely not.

    • @mookoo yea, we just have slimmer waist/hips... the rest are larger 😂😂😂 it's just the lower abdominals. Sometimes their thighs would just pack a lot more meat though.

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  • In general, it is to prepare for childbirth.

    • This.. 😏👌

    • It makes women sexy and beautiful as hell as well. Is it female secondary sexual trait?

  • seriouslyyyy XD its for child bearing obviously ;)

    • It lacks that power and strength of men why?

    • well I feel the obvious answer and the answer ur looking for is that back in caveman times, the man obviously goes out to hunt and needs that strength whereas us females stay in the cave and take care of the children...

    • You might think they do and during normal day to day life the sometimes do lack strength and power however as a new mum the strength In our legs definitely surfaces when giving birth you push your legs on the stirrups we use all that strength and power to push out a child trust me without that strength in them the baby wouldn’t often come out naturally

  • We need the physical build to be able to bear children.

    • That's a helpful feminine trait? It helps women in child bearing otherwise it's useless?

    • But despite being heavier and bigger looking why do female legs and arms lack that power that's there in male legs and arms?

  • Most women store fat there... Wide hips - sign of fertility.
    It's their phisique. Nature.

    • Ya we men are glad that women are made this way because that's beautiful and sexually appealing! What's sign of male fertility and sexy thing in male body?

    • Broad shoulders, narrow hips, big hands and arms.

    • Narrow hips indicate male fertility?

  • I don't?

    • Seriously m

    • Seriously what

    • Seriously your legs are skinny?

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  • Childbearing

  • To carry children in their womb

    • Yeah most women have told that now :) It's beautiful as well , wish we men also had nice curvy body :(

  • To drop kick guys with full power

    • But women generally don't kick men ;)

    • To choke them out with thighs

    • But they aren't much successful in it! :p

  • Only if they are fat.

  • Higher body fat percentage and so they can give birth

    • How does Fay help in that?

    • Help in what? It has nothing to do with anything. They just have more fat. Just like men just happen to be taller

    • aye the higher body mass is to bare child, to grow a child and to feed them necessary nutrients both whilst they are inside us and through breast milk.

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  • cuz it is their region to accumulate fat there so it will be easier for them to give a birth to child and for men fat mostly goes on to belly and than hips n thighs

  • Women generally deposit fat in those areas and men in the stomach. Fat does not = strength.

  • They are built for child birth and if you think that none of them have the strength and power of a man your dreaming.

    • Their legs and thighs do have that raw power loke strong man has? They can kick someone powerfully and cause damage?

  • to attract our asses

    • I guess it's not to attract our ass

    • meant us

  • Just our bodies are different,
    feminine.

  • Womens legs store fat. Men's legs are almost all muscle

    • Yeah and male legs and thighs look so ugly ugly Plus they have so much hairs Ew

    • Imma have to disagree. Soccer players thighs >>>>>

    • They still aren't as fat big and curvy as an average woman's thighs And soccer guys shave legs otherwise they will have hairs

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  • Survival of the fittest. Thicker thighs and hips are/were commonly associated with higher chance of problem free birth. If you assume that in the past the majority of women successfully having babies had "heavier looking legs, thighs and hips" than average it makes perfect sense. It is hard to procreate when if you die. Childbirth used to be quite the lethal endeavor.

  • You men on gag are pathetic. Can't even call you men.

    • What happened dude