Do slender arms signal healthy hormones in young women?

In line with the current fashion for “celebrating” the abnormal, we are being asked to admire this:


In fact, these are more like the arms of a young healthy woman



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That last example comes from here.

It seems obvious that excessive muscular development in a young woman suggests something abnormal about her hormonal status and possibly her fertility.

And, it just doesn’t look nice.

Here is another example of normal feminine arms I just came across:


“Gamilaroy woman Thelma Plum is an Indigenous singer-songwriter who captured the hearts of Australians when her first demo ‘Father Said’ won Triple J’s Unearthed competition in 2012.”


8 responses to this post.

  1. “”captured the hearts of Australians…””

    Er… who the **** is she?


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on January 31, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Beats me with a stick.

      She popped up on my Facebook feed today. Some young songstress. Part-Aboriginal.


  2. Posted by Jim on January 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Ok that first pic is just gross. A man’s body with a woman’s head and breasts. Also looks like she may be taking steroids or growth hormone.

    Now that second pic is more like it.


  3. Posted by Craig on February 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I have seen quite a few fat chicks with arms the same size as that Russian power lifter. They seem to be the norm where I live. Given that comparison, I will go with power lifting chick over the fatty every time. Lesser of two evils. Given the comparison to the slender girls above, I agree with your analysis, but again, they’re not the norm where I live.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on February 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      I was looking at old photos of my wife and she had slender arms. She wasn’t terribly thin. I think it is healthy. Women naturally get solider as they age but this fashion for pretending that fat is OK in young women is foolish.

      Women in historic photos seem to have been much trimmer too. Everybody eats too much these days.


  4. Reblogged this on To our bodies turn we then and commented:
    Slender arms, “We understood
    Her by her sight; her pure, and eloquent blood
    Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought,
    That one might almost say, her body thought.” Donne


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