Women today are expected to be beautiful. Women should be beautiful. Women ought to strive for beauty. Isn't that why you start preparing yourself an hour before leaving the house? Why you spend so much money on beauty products, fashion, and "pretty things"?
But how many men notice the effort? How many men flock over to you and compliment your eyeshadow choice, your manicure, or the way you coordinated your entire outfit, makeup, hair and jewelry (which really took a lot of deep thought on your part)? Instead, how many men puff up their chests and do silly things with the message I'm attracted all knotted up with other messages...? Have you ever seen a man swoon?
bum--and still women will notice! And while women are by nature supposed to hold more fat than men, men are able to build muscle more easily (hence the widespread six pack). How is that fair?
sexual dimorphism trend, which basically refers to the differences between male and females in a given species. Specifically, I am interested in why it is that while every child knows that Simba in Lion King is prettier than Nala because he has all that fur around him, most children grow up believing that they have to dress up like princesses in order to find their prince.
And even if you weren't concerned about finding your prince, everyone still wants a girl to be cute, pretty, beautiful, like a princess. Why are girls conditioned into believing they must be attractive when in nature it is the opposite?