View Single Post
Old 12-22-2018, 11:11 PM
Der Trihs's Avatar
Der Trihs is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Posts: 38,718
Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
Now, from a purely physical standpoint, what might make a woman more or less vulnerable to hard impact than a man? I've read that women's skulls often don't provide the same protection against cranial injury as men's (but the source was the not-so-scientific Reader's Digest, so take that for what it's worth.) But women usually have more subcutaneous fat; does that insulate internal organs better?

What about bone density, etc.? Are women likelier to suffer fractures?
Women are smaller, with smaller bones. And it's my understanding that women are proportionately more lightly built with weaker tendon attachments.

On the other hand they are more flexible, and will sometime bend where a man would break. And due to weighing less don't hit as hard when they fall or run into something.

However I agree with the person upthread who commented that NFL players shouldn't be getting hit as hard as they are regardless of gender. Especially blows to the head.