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x-stitches-x submitted:

Is there anyone that can actually do this?
Maybe I’m broken, but I can’t seem to manage this if its an “exclusively feminine pose”…
http://christopher-hart.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3d9fk1

I’m a really thin woman, but I can’t do this.  However, I know many people who can, both men and women, and many men and women who can’t.  The thing is it’s not a gendered thing, it’s an individual people thing.  Christopher Hart falls into the trap of thinking that just because we see (in society & in the media) women more often in certain poses, therefore it must be something women can do, and not men.  In the comments somebody notes that they know men who can do it, and Hart says they must be in traction, because of course, men can’t do a “feminine” pose. e_e
I remember back in high school, I had male friends who insisted that sitting simply cross legged was something only women could do.  Simply because it’s considered more of a “feminine” way of sitting in our society, they assumed it must be a physical limitation.
Is there anyone that can actually do this?

Maybe I’m broken, but I can’t seem to manage this if its an “exclusively feminine pose”…

http://christopher-hart.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3d9fk1

I’m a really thin woman, but I can’t do this.  However, I know many people who can, both men and women, and many men and women who can’t.  The thing is it’s not a gendered thing, it’s an individual people thing.  Christopher Hart falls into the trap of thinking that just because we see (in society & in the media) women more often in certain poses, therefore it must be something women can do, and not men.  In the comments somebody notes that they know men who can do it, and Hart says they must be in traction, because of course, men can’t do a “feminine” pose. e_e

I remember back in high school, I had male friends who insisted that sitting simply cross legged was something only women could do.  Simply because it’s considered more of a “feminine” way of sitting in our society, they assumed it must be a physical limitation.

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  1. atrainride reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I just tried doing this and I can but it’s really uncomfortable??? Hahaha no one would ever sit like this for a...
  2. ilostmyinhaler reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I just did this and I got a cramp
  3. theaquiredtaste reblogged this from donttrustartists and added:
    uh, I sit like this all the time. for reals.
  4. donttrustartists reblogged this from eschergirls
  5. volfvolfssonssonssonssons reblogged this from littlemure
  6. patchworkdollgames reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Before I transitioned, boys in grade school would get weirded out when I sat cross-legged. They totally believed it was...
  7. ewoksandspocks reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I can do it. It hurts like fuck. And it looks fecking stupid. BUT THIS CLEARLY PROVES I AM WOMAN! COME AT ME GENTLEMEN!
  8. lyanth reblogged this from eschergirls
  9. opiumtwin reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    It can be done (by me), but it’s not as casual and relaxed as the drawing implied. Personally find it too...
  10. rocmegamanx reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    The sad thing is that he deleted this from his account. Why he couldn’t keep it up is beyond me.
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  13. emotionalhooligan reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    x-stitches-x submitted: Is there anyone that can actually do this? Maybe I’m broken, but I can’t seem to manage this if...
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  16. fynnfish reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I just wondered what the problem is with this position and when i tried to do it I FOUND OUT I CAN’T DO IT WHAT THE FUCK...
  17. scribblesatmidnight reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I’m a woman and I know more men who cross their legs than women. Is that weird? I don’t even cross my legs like that.
  18. doggirlsondrugs reblogged this from eschergirls
  19. arkofpizzas reblogged this from redmiel
  20. needlesslycomplicated reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I’m not about to condone violence against anyone, but… Chris Hart needs to be burned at the stake.
  21. tweetthebirdy reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I did it, but oh god it hurts.