When we think about natural movement and humans moving in nature—climbing trees, for example, or lifting and carrying logs—we often visualize a male figure (like Disney’s Tarzan) performing such skills. If you know the story of Tarzan, you’ll recognize the character of Jane, the English woman. Jane is portrayed as a fragile, fearful, physically incompetent woman, in contrast to her strong, fearless male counterpart, Tarzan.

What you may not remember, however

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