Except, yeah, it is. Assuming a guy is stronger than a woman is an assumption grounded in expectations of what the genders are like, and of self-reinforcing ideas within society.
Assuming a guy is stronger than a woman, on the average, is nothing more than a fact. It doesn't make someone a sexist - unless of course - nature itself is sexist.
I'm pretty sure this is wrong. You're the one making the claim, please back it up with something more than "everyone knows it's true!"
Gee, this should be difficult. Lets start with the over all picture. Who holds the records for every form of power lifting, weightlifting, or general feats of strength. Men. If this common sense fact evades you, We just have to look at Olympics and why sexes are separated in competitions. So that women are able to win medals, too
. If they were competing against men, they would never win in contest of strength. Now if anything, that sounds sexist - but really, look past the ridiculous frothing of your mouth and tell me that isn't a sheer fact.
On a smaller, more manageable scale.
Men have larger/thicker bone structure, regardless of a difference (or NONE) difference in height.
Thicker bones hold more muscle, again, regardless of height or weight.
Women produce 1/10
th the testosterone a man does, this is why (in part) it is called the male hormone. Testosterone increases the mass of your muscles and dramatically increases the muscle to fat ration of a Man Vs a woman. The (vastly) increased testosterone causes a greater capacity for muscular hypertrophy
as a result of men's higher levels of testosterone.
Seriously, if you don't have a basic education in even
high school biology, maybe you should spend more time cracking down on your studies rather than using this thread a podium for this nonsense.
Hey look, after two seconds of searching look what I found in Wiki
On average, men are taller than women (See sexual dimorphism).
On average, men have a larger waist in comparison to their hips (see waist-hip ratio) than women.
On average, men have longer canine teeth than women. On average, men have a greater capacity for cardiovascular endurance. This is due to the enlargement of the lungs of boys during puberty, characterized by a more prominent chest. * On average, men are stronger than women. This is due to a greater capacity for muscular hypertrophy as a result of men's higher levels of testosterone.
<-- that sounds familiar
On average, women have more endurance than men. <-- do you know why that is? In part because woman have more fat to body ratio - so they have more stores of energy to burn. Maybe I should get mad or something over that...
On average, men have more body hair than women.
Men’s skin is thicker (more collagen), oilier (more sebum) than women’s skin.
Women's skin is warmer on average than men's.
In men, the second digit (index finger) tends to be shorter than the fourth digit (ring finger), while in women the second digit tends to be longer than the fourth (see digit ratio).
On average, women tend to have skin that is 3-4% lighter than men. One scientist (Rebato, 1999) hypothesized this is an adaptation required for increased production of Vitamin D during pregnancy. Vitamin D is necessary to help the body absorb calcium and deposit it in the bones of fast growing embryos. Lighter pigmentation allows more of the sun's UV radiation to penetrate the skin, and increases a woman's ability to produce vitamin D.
Women have a larger hip section than men, probably an adaptation for giving birth to infants with large skulls.
Men have a more pronounced 'Adam's Apple' or thyroid cartilage due to larger vocal cords (and deeper voices).
Studies examining the leg/trunk ratio between men and women have had conflicting results. In adolescents, there may be no significant gender difference.
Next time, know what the **** you're talking about before you try and crucify me for stating a well know, natural difference, between the genders. There is absolutely nothing sexist about pointing out the natural difference between a man and a woman in such a fashion.
If I had said "Female mithra should be more stoopeed than Male mithra cause boyz are smartz" you might have a case. Instead, you're beating the drum of sheer fallacy. Edited, Jun 25th 2009 12:20pm by Vackashken