A true observation: It is only other women to whom it is important that women are wearing expensive clothes, and not men. A candidate for a parallel observation about men: It is only other men to whom it is important that men are clean-shaven, and not women. Widespread acceptance of the first truth may not change much; after all, why should women care what men think? Widespread acceptance of the second truth would change a lot; men do care what women think, and if I am right, women love beards. If you are a man and you think I am wrong, then you have only proved my point. If you are a woman and you think I am wrong, I stand corrected, and will shave my beard.