Two-track mind

Robin MeadeThe figure seated at right is Robin Meade, anchor of Morning Express on HLN, and she’s here because I’ve noticed that I have rather a lot of screen captures of her in this particular position, and I’ve never quite understood how it is that anyone can actually sit like that, legs seemingly parallel to one another and angled off to the side, for any length of time. And, by extension — never underestimate the ability of a blogger to play the It’s All About Me card — I’ve never quite understood why it is that I’d pay so much attention when they do.

Inasmuch as I’m routinely hooked up to the largest and most ridiculously easy-to-use information network in the history of the human race, I decided to see if I could scrounge up some theory, and it wasn’t too long before this turned up:

Because of the bone configuration of female legs and hips, most men can’t sit like this so it becomes a powerful signal of femininity. Not surprisingly, over 86% of male participants in our leg rating surveys voted this the most attractive female sitting position.

In other news, there are leg rating surveys.

For comparison, see this shot of Mary Hart from here down. And I suspect that rather a lot of women can’t sit like that either, for configuration reasons of their own.


  1. Tatyana »

    26 December 2010 · 6:39 pm

    Naturally, I immediately tried that pose…didn’t exactly fail, but experienced shortage of requisite yardage from a knee down to keep the legs parallel.
    It would be even more spectacular if she could progress to the advanced variation of the pose – wrapping her left ankle behind the right one. Most picturesque – again, if one has legs growing from underarms!

  2. Dan B »

    26 December 2010 · 11:18 pm

    The pose is to expose the maximum leg exposure while guaranteeing zero crotch-exposure. One of the women on Fox 25 does it consistently for promos, but I don’t know which one because I can’t tell one bleached-blonde bimbo from another. (Redheads on the other hand, are as unique as snowflakes.)

  3. It’s a mystery « A Conservative Shemale »

    27 December 2010 · 8:05 am

    […] Dustbury looks at the art of women sitting and is amazed. When I was beginning life as Jenn I was also. It took me a while to master the art of that pose and it still is not comfortable but I have learned some optical illusions that help to deal with it. […]

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