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                                                              Joints and Gender My training as a psychiatrist taught and emphasized the skill of being what I would call a human ethologist. We were to be keen observers of human behaviors, emotions, and motivations, the three pillars of what defines the world of human psychology, much as Jane Goodall observed and studied chimpanzees in Africa. In retrospect, our program at the University of Colorado was exceptional in this regard. I cannot NOT be a human ethologist anymore; it's in my blood. In my daily office practice, I get to observe many people, more than half of them women. Aside from monitoring their psychological presentations, one cannot avoid their physical gestures as well. I have been struck by how very much women's joint ankles differ from those of my male patients. Indeed, I have also witnessed these differences in all non patients as well. I shall attempt to describe these differences in writing rather than