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Old 05-26-2009, 06:38 PM   #16
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Isn't it interesting how all these weird body defects are always pointed out in women and never in men?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:47 PM   #17
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I've heard LOTS of men criticized for body parts...its not just a female issue. Chicken/bird legs is a big one. Beer belly is another associated mostly with men. People tend to notice "different" in anyone, not just in one gender.

Of course, now that the dominant media image presented is pretty standardized, the "normal" body definition is narrower and narrower, and more and more things get called out as "different" with cute nicknames like "muffin top" and "cankle".
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #18
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All the cankles talk about Hillary annoyed me. So you can graduate from Yale law, work out a major health care initiative, act as a senator, run for president, and yeah, still, someone's gonna point out that your physical conformation is deficient & you have cankles.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:27 PM   #19
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Isn't it interesting how all these weird body defects are always pointed out in women and never in men?
I am a man and and a women pointed out to me MY cankles were getting smaller the day before yesterday! I guess that blows your theory out the door! LOL!
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:42 AM   #20
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Not really.

That one man heard about his body shape from one woman is news only in the way that man biting dog is.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:49 PM   #21
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Hey Flatiron....I used to have crankles too...or as we call them here in Nebraska, "Keg Legs". LOL

Mine went away rather quickly when I quit drinking beer...lol. (Seriously!) Evidently I was retaining fluid from all the alcohol I drank, much of it in my feet and ankles....hence the name, "keg legs"
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #22
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Oh dear - the dreaded cankles - I think mine are gone for good now thankfully!
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #23
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All the cankles talk about Hillary annoyed me. So you can graduate from Yale law, work out a major health care initiative, act as a senator, run for president, and yeah, still, someone's gonna point out that your physical conformation is deficient & you have cankles.
Totally agree, on all your points. It is a little disquieting... (I grew up with horses too, and once did a big 4-H presentation on The Effects of Defects)
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #24
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cankles are deff. genetic. i don't have them at all, but my legs are really only big in the thigh area. there are two sisters at my school, one of them is pretty chunky and the other is a very normal weight and they both have cankles.
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