Let's compare male and female proportions. On the
whole the proportions are pretty much the same. I
suspect if they weren't very similar the species would
have died out pretty quickly. But I digress.....
of the time women are smaller than men with finer bone
and muscle structures. That means that in art the woman
is depicted with softer, smoother lines than that of a
mans shoulders are usually the widest point on his body.
For a woman, the widest point is usually the pelvis.
to a woman's ability to bear children, the abdominal
section of a woman is structured differently than a man.
Women have a narrower rib cage, but the pelvis is wider.
The abdominal muscles are structured differently for a
woman. The abdominal muscles will split when a woman is
women have a higher percentage of body fat than males,
again, to accommodate pregnancy. That is why women are
seen as physically softer than men.