...and how this "femininity" usually involves making oneself seem smaller and less powerful.
Research, then, has shown that expansive body postures that take up room instill a psychological sense of power and entitlement. The fact that this behavior is gendered may go some way towards explaining the persistence of gender inequality and, more pointedly, some men’s belief that they have earned their unearned privileges.
Let me know what you think! It's a short article, but if you're interested, here's the manuscript of the study described in the article.