Nicholas Tarsitano Posted almost 2 years ago Are women taught to hate themselves? I wouldn't say that this is an issue of society as much as an issue of society mimicking human nature. One basic aspect of human nature and the nature of every species is to find a mate. In humans males and females have totally separate ways of being attractive. For men what makes them most attractive is to be a provider. Those men that where the best hunters would be more attractive to women than unsuccessful hunters because they could better guarantee an steady supply of food. For women on the other hand physical beauty is most attractive. Women who are young (roughly 18 to 20) and large hips, little acne and for the most part large breasts where all considered to be the most attractive because these are signs of good health, good genes and good child bearing qualities. Those that did not meet those qualities where not high quality mates. This same thing happens today and has negative affects on personal self worth. This can be seen in women when they do not meet beauty standards and in men when they are unsuccessful in their careers. Therefore this is not a problem with society but with society mimicking human nature.