Someone said :
[...]Also, men are increasingly becoming sexually objectified. More men are grooming than ever before.
Which is far from being a progress.
And there is a difference between "overly hirsute", and being reasonably groomed.
Someone said :
Twisted mind is going a bit far. Good old natural selection has clearly shown there is an overall male preference for smooth women that has evolved over thousands, if not millions, of years.
If you consider that "natural selection" is the advertisement billboards, which as we know have our best interest in mind.
The exact same (and erroneous) "natural selection" argument could be made to explain why in Africa and Japan women are bleaching their faces, why women in the 18th century used led-poisoned make-up, etc.
The same argument could be used to explain why "artificial intelligence" is whitening the skin of people using a "beautifying filter": it only did it because it was taught to recognize beauty based on pictures showing mostly pale-skinned people.
It is the same argument that could also be use by the way by people who want to forbid same-gender marriage... Good old "natural" selection.
And I maintain that it is twisted, because at the root of it all is the fantasy of a submissive child-like doll: no hair = no puberty = influence able and controllable.
One of my sisters was being bullied, included by ourselves, in her teen-years because she had relatively hairy legs. That started with puberty...
You may not see it, or realize it (by definition), but this is what is in store. Are you arguing that I should advise my teenage niece that she should suffer through painful "beauty routines" for the sole purpose of pleasing men? And that to do so she should basically keep looking like a child as long as she can? And then a boob job to pretend to be an adult and still look like a doll?