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One of my favourite bloggers is Garance Doré, and today’s post about the discrepancy between the way very young girls and guys dress really gripped me: http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2014/03/25/short-cuts/

I’ve noticed lately that when very young couples go out on dates together, the girl is often in heels and a dress and totally done up, while the guy is wearing a ball cap and in baggy jeans and a T-shirt. Why the discrepancy? Why do girls stand for a) their guy looking like a total slob while they went to such an effort, and b) sending the message both to her date and to those around her that the discrepancy – the implicit suggestion that girls are sexual objects and that guys need not hold themselves to any standard – is not just okay, but expected?