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  • Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.

A 1:1 Ratio In Body Parts

The length of your forearm* is the same length as what other body part?

Your foot.

I knew my foot to forearm ratio was not the neat ratio of 1:1 which is a mark of beauty, especially for women. I have big enough feet that I have had a little trouble finding shoes, and some adjustment to make with my body image when I was young. I learned to say, "I have a good under-standing." when I was teased about my feet by young men who said things like, "Wow, look at the skis you have for feet, they're bigger than mine!" But those teasing me were usually of a caliber incapable to understanding my word play. I asked young women for their opinion, and without exception they reassured me, "Nonsense, your feet aren't that big, they're proportional to the rest of you."

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* Compare the length of your forearm to your foot by placing your heel in the inside crease of your elbow and laying your foot along your arm to the inside crease of your wrist; a contortion which will challenge, amuse, and/or frustrate you according to your nature and body type.

Caption: The length of one's forearm is typically the same length as one's foot but my foot is larger.

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

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