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I think this is a North American phenomena (US and Canada) as a result of an obsession with youth. Travel in Europe, Mexico, Latin America - women are appreciated in all shapes and ages. But return to US or Canadian soil and the perception of women is very different. To a certain extent as well, by buying in to youth culture, we also do it to ourselves. However, I agree. If you smile and engage with the world. use open body language etc. generally the world smiles back, no matter the country.
When did gender become the one thing that we're not suppose to change?
All babies have the exact same genital tissue when they are conceived.
Many woman still have no sexual agency inside their own culture.
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