pressures to be attractive - men vs. women
July 30, 2014 4:46 AM Subscribe
My husband believes that men are just as pressured to be attractive with the same consequences socially if they aren't attractive. I think the pressures on women are MUCH higher (and much more unattainable), and that the social fallout is much larger if a woman isn't attractive and following the social norms of attractiveness. Who is right? And if I am right, help me explain this to my husband.
I am not saying that men aren't judged based upon their appearance. I am saying that the pressure on women to be attractive, and the lengths we are expected to go in order to be attractive, is much more significant. I also think that an unattractive woman's life is much much harder than the life of an equally unattractive man. He also thinks overweight men have it just as bad as overweight women when it comes to dating. I tried explaining to him that being over weight as a woman is MUCH more detrimental to dating than being overweight as a man. I don't think he believes me about that either.
He really thinks that both sexes have it equally bad but I just don't believe that it is true and it is sort of upsetting me.
Help me clear this up.