Consider the following images and statements. Do they seem more “masculine” or “feminine” to you? Where would you place them on the sex continuum?
[David] We would probably place Michelangelo’s famous statue of “David” close to the male end of the continuum for several reasons. Not only does the figure have a penis and testicles, its body type seems to be male because it is thin at the hips, broad through the shoulders and has virtually no body fat.
[Venus de Milo] This statue of Venus de Milo, representing the Greek goddess of love and beauty, would probably be placed closer to the female end of the continuum. The figure has breasts and a higher proportion of body fat than Michelangelo’s David.
[Person in leather jacket] This person could be either male or female. We see slim hips and no evidence of breasts, which suggests the male end of the continuum, but little or no facial hair and soft facial features, which suggests the female end of the continuum. Where would you place this person on the sex continuum?
[Pregnant woman] Can we – with confidence – place this person at the female end of the continuum? Watch the video below and then answer the question again.